Sunday, May 23, 2010

Chocolate Crinkles!

So yesterday I made some very delicious cookies.  And I had fully intended to take a nice picture of them, not only because they were pretty, but because my posts need more pictures.  But the cookies... they are kind of, well, gone now.  So all you get is the recipe.  No picture, but just imagine a plate full of deliciously chocolatey, sugary, crinkled cookies.  Got that image in your head?  Good.  Now make this recipe and voila!  Dream into reality.

This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks from my childhood; an oldie, but goodie.  My dough was a little dry, and therefore several of the cookies actually split into pieces along their "crinkles."  See how your dough is before you roll it into balls, and add a bit more milk if need be.  To "crinkle" they need to be a bit dry, so it's a delicate balance.  Supposedly makes 36 cookies... I made about 24.5 (the .5 represents the dough I ate).

Adapted from Mable and Gar Hoffman's Cookies in Minutes!

1/2 C vegetable oil
1C granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 C all-purpose flour
1/3 C powdered sugar

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, beat together oil, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla extract, milk, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and flour.
-Form dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.  Roll in powdered sugar and place approx. 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
-Bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm on edges.  Cool on racks.

Feel free to post pictures if you make these!  I love to mess with recipes a bit, so I've also tried these with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, peanut butter... the options are endless.  Let me know how yours turn out!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I was having weird issues with the spacing between paragraphs! How annoying.