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Chocolate Crinkles

Usually I reserve these cookies for the fall or winter, since they’re perfect for cookie trays or exchanges. But, I was really craving chocolate, and since they only take about 10 minutes to bake I figured it’d be worth it to turn the oven on. (You’ll be happy to know that our air conditioning has since been fixed, and much baking has ensued.) These crinkle cookies really are perfect any time if you’re a serious chocolate lover. I also call them “fudge cookies” because they’re quite dense; they definitely satisfy my craving for chocolate.

Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter together. Remove from heat once melted.

Beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy. Then, beat in the vanilla extract. Stir in the chocolate mixture.

Mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl.

Add the flour mix to the chocolate mix. Cover and refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight, so that the batter is firm enough to shape into balls. I left mine overnight, so I needed to heat it up a bit in the microwave the next day – about 15 seconds just to get the dough malleable again should do the trick.

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fill a shallow bowl with powdered sugar. Form balls of dough about 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter, and then roll the dough balls in the powdered sugar until they are completely coated.

Place the balls of dough on the baking sheet about 1 and 1/2  inches apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes until the edges are firm but the centers are still soft. Do not overbake! Make sure to move them to a wire rack after they come out of the oven.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Posted by on August 17, 2009.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

12 Responses

  1. wow these looks so amazing and fabulous! I want some right now 🙂

    by Gaby on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:34 am

  2. Tracy….you’re killing my waistline here! 😉

    by Bridget {Bake at 350} on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:09 am

  3. I make these every Christmas, why do I wait until Dec? They look amazing!

    by Maria on Aug 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm

  4. Oh yum!!!! I love a dash of cinnamon with my chocolate too! These look incredible!

    by Jen @ MaplenCornbread on Aug 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm

  5. OMG, they look exactly like the ones my mom used to make when I was a kid, they were my absolute favorite and I haven’t seen a recipe in years! Thanks so much for posting this!!!

    by Connie on Aug 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm

  6. These look sinful, can’t wait to try it out!

    by Angela @ YourEverydayMama on Aug 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm

  7. Oh – I’ve already noted that I’m making these for Christmas this year! They look great!

    by Rachel on Sep 6, 2009 at 11:59 pm

  8. These are wonderful. I just made them over the weekend, and my family loved them! So cute too! I’m using them as part of my 12 days of Christmas (cookies) series!

    by megan on Nov 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm

  9. THESE ARE ADDICTING! Seriously, they are DE-licious!

    by Laura on Dec 7, 2009 at 9:51 pm

  10. Dark chocolate is my favorite kind of chocolate. Chocolates have some natural antioxidants too.;~,

    by Ruby Jones on May 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

  11. I’ve just put my dough into the fridge! More word on the outcome tomorrow! 🙂

    by Ashley, New Young Baker on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

  12. These look delicious! I want to eat my screen right now.

    by Vinny on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →