Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

My Nana used to make these delicious cookies each Christmas season.  Wonderfully soft and chewy in the center and very chocolaty.  The powered sugar on the outside is sweet and a pretty contrast on the dark chocolate.  I am working on a batch today to share with my friends.  Do you have any holiday traditions or a favorite recipe that you will be making for the Holiday?

Chocolate Crinkles

1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioners powdered sugar

In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla.

Stir in eggs, one at a time.

Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.

Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.

With a spoon, scoop out about a tablespoon of dough.  Roll around in your hands to shape into balls. Drop dough balls into powdered sugar.  Roll around to coat with the confectioners sugar.  Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.


Jennifer Young said...

Hi Shannon, Just to let you know, I posted about you today... passing on a Blog award... you may wish to come by my blog to check it out. xo Jen

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

oh thank you so very much Jennifer! How sweet. I am happy to hear that you enjoy my blog.
Happy Holidays!!!!