Monday, March 16, 2009

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Growing up, this was my favorite cookie. Sadly, I only got them from the school cafeteria, but even those were fabulous!! After years of trying various recipes to recapture that childhood treat, I have finally recreated the wonderful cookies that made some of my schooldays a little brighter. Here is the recipe that I now use for my own kids (who devour them!!):

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

1 c. baking cocoa
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
4 eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. powdered sugar

Combine cocoa, white sugar, and oil in large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture.

If you like your dough a little less sticky, chill in bowl for 2-4 hours. I never have the patience for this! :)

Roll dough into one inch balls and then roll each in powdered sugar before placing onto lightly greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave on the cookie sheet for a minute before moving to wire racks to cool.

These are soooooo good, especially fresh out of the oven. ENJOY!! And for more wonderful recipes, please be sure to visit The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap!


Snow White said...

i love these cookies!!!!!!!!!!

Gardner Family said...

I loved these cookies when I was a kid too. I like your recipe because it uses cocoa powder, and mine uses chocolate chips. I don't always have them on hand and have wished for one with cocoa powder. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Saves $ said...

Oh, this brings back so many memories of my childhood. Thanks for sharing.

WendyDarling said...

These sound wonderful! We will have to make this. ;-)