Cookie of the Day: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Cookie of the Day, Holidays

As these chocolate cookies bake, they puff up and crackle —  hence the name “crinkle cookies.” Soft on the inside and crisp on the outside, they’ve become customer favorites.

 

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies 

 

Cookie of the Day

Leading up to Christmas, we’ll be featuring one standout cookie recipe every day. Let the holiday cookie exchanges begin!

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease 2 baking sheets with butter. Put the confectioners’ sugar into a bowl and set aside.

 

In another bowl, using a wooden spoon, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

 

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add 1 egg and beat on medium speed until blended. Add the other egg and vanilla and beat until blended.

 

Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture. Beat on low speed just until blended.

 

Using a tablespoon, scoop up a rounded spoonful of dough. Scrape the dough off the spoon into the palm of your other hand. Roll the dough into a ball. Roll the ball in the confectioners’ sugar until covered. Place the balls on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart.

 

When 1 baking sheet is full, put it in the oven and bake the cookies until they are crackled and puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. Using oven mitts, remove the baking sheet from the oven and set it on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

 

Using a metal spatula, move the cookies onto the rack and let cool completely. Repeat with the rest of the cookies. Makes about 24 cookies.

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