Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Indulge in the delightful world of Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – a heavenly blend of soft, fudgy chocolate goodness reminiscent of brownies, accompanied by a delightful chewiness. These cookies not only satisfy the cravings of chocolate enthusiasts but also make for stunning additions to your Christmas cookie repertoire, much to the delight of my husband.

As the holiday season approaches, are you in the midst of planning your festive baking extravaganza? Whether you’ve meticulously prepared your cookie dough, now resting in the freezer, or find yourself in the ranks of last-minute planners, fear not. The Chocolate Crinkle Cookies we’re about to explore are not only a breeze to whip up but also guarantee a taste bud fiesta for any chocolate lover.

Now, let’s dive into the art of crafting these delectable treats. Begin by whisking together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl, setting it aside momentarily. In a medium to large bowl, combine Dutch cocoa, both sugars, and canola oil. Introduce the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla, ensuring a smooth integration. Slowly fold the dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture, cover the bowl, and let it chill in the refrigerator for thirty to forty-five minutes.

Whether you opt for the manual mix or enlist the help of a mixer, employ a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop to shape the dough into balls. Roll each ball generously in confectioners’ sugar before placing it on a generously spaced baking sheet. Once in the preheated oven, let the cookies cool briefly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack, handling them delicately due to their soft texture.

Now, a common query often arises: Can you substitute regular cocoa powder for Dutch cocoa? Certainly. While Dutch process cocoa offers a darker color and milder chocolate flavor due to alkali treatment, you can easily swap it with regular cocoa, adding 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda for a similar effect.

For a foolproof baking experience, adhere to these helpful hints:

  1. Precise measurements are crucial in baking.
  2. Preheat the oven and bake on the center rack.
  3. Refrigerate the dough between batches.
  4. Opt for parchment paper or silicone mats for baking.
  5. Space dough balls adequately on baking sheets.
  6. Roll dough balls generously in powdered sugar for optimal crinkles.
  7. Avoid over-baking; 10-11 minutes is ideal.
  8. Handle cookies with care during cooling.
  9. Consider a practice run for perfect results.
  10. Feel free to customize with chocolate chips or mint extract.

In the realm of indulgent treats, these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies stand out. With their cake-like texture, melt-in-your-mouth quality, and captivating crinkle appearance, they are sure to be a highlight of your holiday baking endeavors.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix cocoa, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and oil. Add eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla.
  4. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture. Chill the dough for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Roll 1 1/4-inch cookie dough balls in powdered sugar and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-11 minutes and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Notes:

  • Accurate measurements are crucial.
  • Preheat the oven and bake on the center rack.
  • Refrigerate the dough between batches.
  • Use parchment paper or silicone mats for baking.
  • Space dough balls adequately on baking sheets.
  • Generously roll dough balls in powdered sugar for optimal crinkles.
  • Avoid over-baking; 10-11 minutes is ideal.
  • Handle cookies with care during cooling.
  • Consider a practice run for perfect results.
  • Customize with chocolate chips or mint extract.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cookie

Serves30

Amount Per Serving
Calories133
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.7g6%
Cholesterol 24.8mg8%
Sodium 50.5mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 22.2g8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2.3g5%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%

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