Monday, December 21, 2009

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Don't these cookies look amazing? They sure taste so! These cookies are one of the best I've ever made, and are now a part of the regular recipe cycle for me! They are slightly crunchy, while still maintaining a delicious brownie-ish texture, and a perfect balance of sweet and rich! You simply MUST give these a try! They look so pretty too, they are perfect for gift-giving this Christmas.

And well, these cookies are pretty much the extent of my Christmas baking, since I'm Going to Europe!!!! I'm going to be spending Christmas there, so I haven't really baked anything much here! I'm happily munching away on one of these while typing this post, and I don't even miss not having been able to bake more things!! Trust me, include these in your Christmas goodie-basket, and you're going to make some fast friends!

I found the recipe for these from a new book, The Cookie and Biscuit Bible. I haven't tried anything else out of this book, but I sure am going to, in the near future.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Makes 18

1/2 cup [50 g] flour
1/4 cup [25 g] unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 to 1/2 cup [55 - 90g] castor [superfine] sugar - Depending on preference
2 tbsp [25 g] butter, diced
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp cherry brandy or fresh orange juice - I used orange juice
1/2 cup [50 g] icing sugar [for rolling]

Dry mix for chocolate crinkle cookies

Instructions -
  1. Preheat oven to 200 C [400 F]. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and sugar
  3. Rub in the diced butter until the mixture begins to resemble breadcrumbs.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and juice/brandy, and add to the flour mixture.
  5. Roll into a flattened circle, cover with cling wrap, and refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes.
  6. Now, spread out the icing sugar in a flat dish. Make walnut-sized balls of the dough, and roll in the icing sugar, covering completely.
  7. Lay out on the baking sheets, these cookies spread a bit, as you can see in the pictures.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes. They will seem soft, but will harden on cooling on a cooling rack.

    Chocolate crinkles ready for oven

    Do let me know if you tried them out, and how you liked them! I'm sure they'll become a part of your trusted recipe file too!


  1. They look beautiful, like little chocolate cookies that went out to play in a snowdrift!

  2. I have wanted to make these for ages and just haven't. You can motivate me to do it.

  3. Natalie - Please do! They were delicious!

    Nithya - Thank you :)

    Divya - Thanks! They sure do!

    Lynn - Haha what a great way to put it!

    comfycook - I will, I will. Coz you really must make these!!

  4. Woow.. nice cookies!!.. I have a lot to learn from your wonderful blog!!,.. nice:)

  5. Devi - Thanks!! You should, and feel free to ask me about anything!

  6. u havnt mentioned eggs in the ingredeints but it's there in the to use or not to use?

  7. Oh no! I corrected the recipe. Add the eggs!! Sorry :$


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