Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Sometimes life just calls for chocolate and these cookies are perfect for that calling! They are not only fun looking, but delicious... each one of my kids said they were awesome and wanted me to make another batch.  I have tried making these before with a different recipe, but Betty Crocker's recipe is the best!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted, cooled
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar

In large bowl, combine oil, chocolate, sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. This is key- if you cook them before they are cooled, ironically they don't spread out and look as crinkly as they do if you cook them after they are chilled.

Heat oven to 350°. Grease cookie sheet with cooking spray. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar and roll to coat. Place on cookie sheets two inches apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Enjoy!

1 comment :

  1. Is it ok to melt chocolate in the microwave? I know my mom always used a double boiler.