23 January 2011

chocolate crinkle cookies.

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)
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar  

  • Mix sugar, oil, and cocoa in a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to cocoa mixture. Blend well.

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.


  1. Oh my, I should not look at this. Trying to get back into the swing of eating healthy, but these look just too good to pass up!

    Dreaming of Palm Trees

  2. Cookies can totally be friendly. In fact, they are probably one of the friendliest foods. I'm making these next time I have a cookie craving, which will most likely be tonight. I love their unique texture.