an invitation to dinner and a request that i bring a treat gave me the perfect excuse to make chocolate crinkle cookies. i have seen variations of them on several recipe blogs lately and i have only made them once before, so i have been looking forward to meeting them again. if it's possible for cookies to be friendly, i think these might be the friendliest. they're just so pleasant.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
(Note: This recipe makes 4 dozen, so I half it.)
2 cups sugar
¾ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup cocoa powder (1 cup if you want them really rich)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
Cover and chill for 4 hours.
Heat oven to 350. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. (Note: If you compare the picture of mine to others, mine aren't powdered sugar-y enough. But next time...)
Bake 10-12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched. (Note: Do NOT overcook these. Part of their goodness is in their softness.)
Remove from cookie sheet; cool on wire rack.
Adapted from Cuisinie.