Friday, December 8, 2017

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

When you have a chocolate fan at home, most bakes tend to be chocolaty. Jordan keeps asking for chocolate cake, chocolate cookie at weird hours of the day - just before going to bed or as soon as he wakes up. And I keep promising that I would offer him soon if he does his jobs quickly. He usually takes an hour or more to finish breakfast. So these chocolate cakes/cookies turn out to be something to bribe him to make eat something healthy before going for it.

These cookies were a super hit the first time I made it. He was little then. I handed over one warm cookie, while he was watching TV and he not only ate it but also kept calling out to me saying 'It's nice mama...It's delicious Mama...It's tasty Mama...:) Now he usually acknowledges, when something served to him is good or delicious. But this time it happened when he was totally engrossed into Peppa Pig. So I knew it was really yum for him and he kept coming back to the kitchen to get another once and then another. After couple of them I had to literally hide it. Kids, I say, are the honest of all taste testers. Jordan wouldn't hesitate to say straight on my face that 'Mama It's yucky' if he doesn't like something. So I have hired him as my taste tester ..he he. And he has been doing a good job so far.

So coming back to these crinkle cookies. They are awesome for your chocolaty taste buds. And beware they are addictive :). This festive season do make it and enjoy with your family. I sure am going to gain a few pounds this festive season I believe, because we have been indulging on to many cakes and cookies :).

  1. 1/2 cup of unsweetened extra dark cocoa powder
  2. 3/4 cup of sugar
  3. 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  6. 1 cup of all purpose flour
  7. 1 tsp of baking powder
  8. 1 tsp of instant coffee powder
  9. 1/4 tsp of salt
  10. 3/4 cup of confectioner's sugar
  • In a bowl, beat the cocoa powder, sugar and the vegetable oil untill the cocoa powder blends in completely and you get a shiny black batter sort of texture.
  • Add one egg to it and beat it for about 30 seconds. Then add another egg and vanilla extract and beat it thoroughly.
  • In another bowl, take the all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and instant coffee powder. Whisk it so that all the ingredients get distributed evenly.
  • Add the dry ingredients part by part to the wet mixture untill just combined. Do not over beat it.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill it for 4 hours or more.
  • Grease your hands with oil and make 1 inch balls of dough. Roll each ball in confectioners sugar to form a coating on them. Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving enough space for each cookie to expand.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven at 350 F for about 10-12 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let it stand for a minute before you transfer it on to a wired rack.
  • Once cooled completely, store it in an air tight container.
  • Yields about 15 cookies.
  1. To help make equal size of cookies, use 1 tbsp rounded spoon(measuring spoon) to grab the dough and then give the shape.
  2. Do not over bake the cookies, else they turn out too dry.

Recipe courtesy : Adapted from Simply Recipes


  1. They look so festive and yum, got me in a holiday mood :)

  2. I had made these and posted them a couple of months back on the blog too... they are so nice to make as well as eat, right? The pictures feel very festive...

  3. They looks so yumm Anupa!
    Just a query - do you coat them in sugar after you bake them also...or is it that the sugar from before baking stays that way?


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