I found a recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in a used cookbook I bought while on vacation last summer in Washington. I had to spend a whopping $2 dollars on it (great deal, right?), and found some great recipes in it, including this one for a simple, fudgy, chewy cookie. If you like chocolate chip cookies, then you will enjoy this cookie! I like chocolate chip cookies AND finding great cookbooks at bargain basement prices to add to my ever increasing cookbook collection!
These cookies are very easy to make. Melted chocolate chips give the batter it’s dark brown color. The dough also contains whole chocolate chips, so basically it’s a 2 in 1 chocolate cookie. That’s why you will like these! Seriously…how can you go wrong with chocolate, chocolate chip cookies that get all cute and “crinkly” when you bake ’em?
Here’s how you make ’em: First you cream the butter and sugar…
Next, you melt the chocolate chips. I melted mine in the microwave.
Next you mix in the melted chocolate with the batter…
The melted chocolate gives the batter a beautiful color…
Now add the flour, a little at a time, to the batter.
Now add the chocolate chips…
After you refrigerate the dough for a few minutes, the dough is easier to roll into 1 1/2 ” balls.
Straight out of the oven… see how cute and crinkly they are?
Sift a little bit of powdered sugar on top of the cookies…
Pour yourself a glass of milk, and grab a cookie!
Look at the inside of that cookie… YUM!!! I took one for the team and bit into one… just so you could see the chocolate chips on the inside. You’re welcome!
I sure hope you will give this recipe a try. The recipe yields about 2 1/2 dozen cookies. They are scrumptious!Recipe Source: The cookbook “Company’s Coming-Christmas Gifts From the Kitchen”, by Jean Paré, pg.31. Published by Company’s Coming Publishing Unlimited, 2006
- 6 Tablespoons butter , softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar (for dusting finished cookies)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl or the base of a stand mixer, cream the butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat well after adding each egg.
- Add the vanilla extract and beat until batter is smooth.
- In a microwave safe bowl, put 1 cup chocolate chips. Heat on high in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. Put back in microwave for another 30 seconds. Remove, and stir until chocolate is smooth. (You can also melt chocolate chips in saucepan over low heat). Add melted chocolate to batter mixture. Continue beating until smooth.
- In separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this mixture to the batter, in small increments, until flour is fully incorporated into batter. Stir in remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips. Mix dough well. Set dough in refrigerator for about 10 minutes (to slightly firm up).
- Roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place cookie dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are firm. The centers may still be a bit soft, but that's okay. Remove cookies from oven. Let them stay on cookie sheets and cool for about 5 minutes before attempting to remove them. Place cookies on wire racks to cool completely.
- Using a sieve or sifter, sift powdered sugar over the tops of the cooled cookies. Serve, and enjoy!
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