Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chocolate Crinkles... nom.

Today's recipe has no big story... no funny anecdote, just simply a recipe...
Because nothing is better than chocolate, and these sweet little darlins are not only beautiful, but yumtastic... here ya go!

  • 4 oz of melted dark chocolate
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into one inch balls. I like to use a number 50 size scoop. Coat each ball in confectioners' sugar before placing onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.               

Momma Tips:
1. add white chocolate to replace the dark and mix a bit of cocoa powder into your powder sugar {a reverse crinkle!}
2. add a little surprize flavor... peppermint, raspberry... you name it! YUM!

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