Okay, bad joke aside though, these cookies are pretty good. Plus, they look like snowy mountains, which as we all know is perfectly winter holiday appropriate. So if you live in a nice, warm, sunny city--I hate you (jk I love you all), but what that means is make these cookies stat. Heck, make them if you live in a cold city with tons of snow, or if you're like me and live in the mountains with NO snow. Just make them. I haven't worked on healthifying the recipe too much quite yet, but I will tell you there is no butter, and very little oil in this here recipe. Now if I could work on that sugar part...stevia maybe? If anyone tries it, let me know.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: (Recipe adapted from www.allrecipes.com)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons milk (I used almond milk) warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds and mixed until melted and smooth
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (to roll the dough in)
- With a hand mixer, mix the sugars, vanilla extract and eggs until thicker and lighter in color.
- Add the melted chocolate and oil and mix
- With a wooden spoon or rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix in the cocoa powder.
- Sift together, flour, baking powder and salt and add that to the mixture. Mix with the spoon or spatula until combined.
- Cover the bowl and dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until hard enough to scoop without it being sticky.
When dough is ready:
- Preheat oven to 350 F or 175 C
- Grease a cookie sheet with some vegetable oil.
- Scoop and roll dough into 1- 1 ½ inch balls. Roll ball in powdered sugar and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes (Mine were done after 9 minutes, it’s okay if they’re a little soft, they will harden up when they cool)
- After they cool for about 3-4 minutes, press a hershey’s kiss into the center. Because the cookie is still hot, they will start to melt a little bit from the bottom… place cookies onto the cooling rack and place them in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes until Hershey kisses harden again. Take cookies out and bring them back to room temp.