Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cocoa Crinkle Cookies


I did not make this. My MIL did. She makes this about once a year and gives us a big bag of them freshly made. So, even though I have the recipe, I thought I'd let myself look forward to having this at least once a year from her, just as I like looking forward to having paris brest made by my SIL every Christmas or Thanksgiving, whenever it was her turn to host a major holiday. Moreover, I am still trying to learn how to bake full-bodied cookies (instead of flat ones) using the Tollhouse recipe.

Everyone in our family loves them, including my husband who always look forward to getting treats from his mom (and he loves traditions, so this is one traditional food for him).

Recipe is from Hershey's Classic Recipes book; also in their website.

For more photos of actual making of these delights, please refer to the chef's wife's post here.

Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar

1. Combine granulated sugar and oil in large bowl; add cocoa, beating until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to cocoa mixture, beating well.

2. Cover; refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle, at least 6 hours.

3. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar to coat. Place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are crackled. Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.


Confession Nook said...

i love crinkles!!! got a recipe that i never got around to try, got it over the internet...pero i think ill go for your recipe since you have tasted the finished product already...i'll let u know! =)

Zeee said...

Ooohhh manang! I love crinkles! and this is prolly pne of the easiest cookies to make! :)

Manang said...

CN, yeah, go for it!

Z, I have not been too keen on making cookies because the very first I tried was tollhouse, which always gave me flat outcome, nakaka-disappoint. Sugar cookies are easy, this crinkles seem easy as well. But where cookies are concerned, I am a newbie.

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