Lately I've seen a lot of recipes for crinkle cookies. With the light dusting of powdered sugar these cookies look like a great winter treat. I finally settled on this recipe from Brownies for dinner. Her recipe only needed cocoa powder whereas a lot of the recipes call for melting chocolate as well. Since I didn't have a lot of time, I wanted the simplest recipe possible.
I made my cookies too big. I didn't realize how much the batter would spread! So instead of tiny bite-sized crinkle cookies, mine were enormous. They still tasted very good though. Chewy and slightly chocolatey.
Recipe adapted from (Brownies for dinner)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons oil
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
powdered sugar for rolling
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Combine all of the ingredients other than powdered sugar in a mixer bowl. Mix well. (there were no instructions given for the order of mixing. I followed what I normally do mixing butter with sugar, and then adding eggs. I combined flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in separate bowl and then mixed it with the butter sugar eggs.)
- Chill dough in the fridge for about an hour for easier handling.
- Using a tablespoon, create a dough ball and drop it into the powdered sugar. Roll to coat. (if you want giant cookies, make your balls about 1 inch or about the size of a tablespoon. if you want smaller cookies, use a teaspoon. the dough spreads a lot)
- Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.
- Store in airtight container