The Easiest (and yummiest) Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
'Tis the season for holiday baking!
My house is certainly no different from this tradition. Yesterday, my mom and I spent most of the day making dough, baking, and decorating various kinds of cookies. When it came to choosing a cookie I wanted to make, I decided to go for a chocolate cookie because, it's Christmas and I love chocolate.
These crinkle cookies are easy to make and perfect for any last-minute baking you have to do for the season. An added bonus: they taste just like chocolate lava cakes. Just in case you wanted your mouth to water a little more.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
What to do
1. In a small saucepan, heat and stir chocolate and butter over a low heat until melted and smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.
2. In a large bowl (I used the stand mixer), combine eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Once combined, stir in the chocolate mixture. Slowly add flower, stirring until fully combined. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is mixed in.
3. Cover bowl and set to cool for at least 2 hours.
4. Preheat your oven to 375F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (you will need at least 2).
5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the powdered sugar, cover the balls generously. Place balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. It is very important to space them apart because they do spread while baking.
6. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are just set. Even if they don't look cooked in the middle, as long as the edges are cooked, they are good to go. Always remember, cookies continue to bake even after they are taken out of the oven.
7. Wait to cool and enjoy!