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Friday, December 01, 2006

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies...A Cookie by Any Other Name is Probably the Same Cookie...(Holiday Baking, it 6 now?)

I have heard many other names for these cookies. Snow Topped Mountains, Crackled Cookies, Dirty Snowballs (I do like that one, although maybe snowy dirtballs would be more accurate) are a few of the other names. By whatever name you call these cookies, they still taste great. Rich deep chocolate dough, rolled in powdered sugar and baked until the chocolare peeks at you through white sugar gaps. My Mom made these cookies when I was a wee baker, and I remember sneaking bits of the dough from the refrigerator late at night (yes Mom, those finger marks in the dough were mine). I believe these were a childhood favorite and they continue to be requested in adulthood. On to the recipe...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: (yeilds 4 to 5 dozen, depending on the size you make them)

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use melted butter, but that's just how I am)
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tsp (or a little more)vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Powdered sugar for rolling the dough in
-Mix together the sugar, oil, melted chocolate and vanilla.
-Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until blended.
-Stir in the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until well combined.
-Chill the dough, covered, in the fridge at least three hours, or overnight.
-Heat the oven to 350f
-Drop the dough by heaping teaspoons into the powdered sugar and then shape into balls. Place on parchement lined baking sheets and bake for 8 to 12 minutes until beautiful.

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Brilynn said...

I enjoy how festive you've made your photos with the ornaments... I think I would enjoy eating your cookies even more, but we can't win em all.

Jen the bread freak said...

Thank you, Brilynn! I thought they would be a nice touch, since we have them out now. I'm so excited, we are getting our tree today!

Ivonne said...

You know I've always wanted to try these cookies, but never have. You've inspired me! Beautiful crinkle cookies!

Jen the bread freak said...

Hello Ivonne. I'm so happy to have inspired you to try these, they are so good! :D

Erin Sells said...

Thank you for the outstanding cookie recipe! I stumbled across your blog the other day, but now I think I'll be stopping by regularly!

Jen the bread freak said...

Erin, I'm glad you are enjoying my blog! Thank you for the compliment :D I'm in my holiday baking frenzy right now, so lots of posts going up.

Shannon said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile and I love it! Everything you make looks incredible, and I just made your crinkle cookies and I must say, they're a hit!

Jen the bread freak said...

Hi Shannon! Thank you very much :D I'm quite happy to have so many wonderful people checking out my blog. The crinkles cookies have always been a family favorite of mine, it's great that they are a hit for you!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful...the cookies look scrumptious!! Can't wait to bake them. I'm a chocolate lover!

Jen the bread freak said...

Thank you very much for your compliments! I hope you like the cookies :)

Vanessa said...

Hello again Barmy, I also made these and they are fab too. You're great!

Jen the bread freak said...

Awwwww, thank you, Vanessa. I'm going to go blush a little now. I'm happy to be able to share all these wonderful cookies :)

Jason said...

Just wanted to say that my 3-year-old and I made these for Christmas, and they turned out great. Not as pretty as the ones pictured, but great! :-)

Jen the Bread Freak said...

Jason: That is wonderful to hear! I have so many good memories of baking with my Mother, it's great that you are sharing baking with your child! Happy Holidays to you :D

Adventuress said...

Thank you moonlightbaker, I LOVE this recipe and tried it today with the oil, came out perfect : ) You've got an amazing blog over here and flickr album, so yummy, and the cats are sweet! : )

Flor de Sal said...

this must be REALLY GOOD!!!!
Greatings from Portugal!

Jen the Bread Freak said...

Flor de Sal, they are delicious! Hello, and thanks for visiting :D