Edited: June 1, 2016
My husband told me that I got a nice shot on this one. I used my iphone on this one, gotta love the iphone camera now! I am enjoying using the focus on my camera. I hope you found them nice,too!
I bet every baker knows what crinkles are. I first knew about these cookies when I was in highschool. It was being sold in our canteen. As a chocolate lover, these cookies caught up my attention immediately. They are wrapped on a parchment like paper and being sold individually. The cost of these cookies? Php5. Expensive,huh?!
I can still remember the ooey-gooey taste of the chocolate crinkles that I used to buy then. It’s super soft and chewy that you will want to ask for more. My fantasy with those chocolate crinkles ended when I graduated in highschool. So sad that I wasn’t able to find same crinkles when I was in college. For 5 years, I was hunting that crinkles again, but, sorry to me. Crinkles that I usually see on the bakeries are crunchy or hard and not really good to eat.
It was when I was working already, KL, a very good friend of mine tried baking some crinkles. She is a good baker, anyway. If I am a novice on that field, then she is the professional one. She asked me to taste it and wow! It tasted heavenly! I felt like screaming that time (exaggerated! Haha!) because that is the same crinkles I am looking for so long! Since we are really close, I always ask her to bake some for me, which she always does. I know she really loves me! But then, time came that we have to leave our company and go on separate entities. And I missed eating crinkles again.
After 6 years, I tried doing it on my own since I already have all the time to do it. I even ask KL about her recipe, but according to her, she cannot remember it anymore coz she misplaced her copy.
Google is my partner on every question I have that no one can answer. I searched the net and look for some recipes. I got 3 recipes for chocolate crinkles and tried comparing them. In the end, I only chose one. And this recipe came from http://allrecipes.com.
You do not need lots of different ingredients here. Just the usual, flour, sugar, cocoa,eggs,salt, baking powder and vanilla. They are very easy to do. The only thing that i do not like on this recipe is the chilling of the dough. But, nonetheless, they are really good for amateur bakers. I guess this is the best recipe I ever had for the chocolate crinkles. This is the same recipe I used when I did the crinkles souvenirs of my son’s baptism. And everyone loved it. Guests even asked for more.
After a long story, here is the recipe for the Chewy Chocolate Crinkles
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1. Sift together the cocoa, white sugar and vegetable oil in a medium bowl.
2. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Mix well.
3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt on a medium bowl. Mix well.
4. Stir the flour mixture into the cocoa mixture.
5. Cover dough and chill for at least 4 hours.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.
7. Get a cookie sheet and line with parchment paper.
8. Get the prepared mixture. Roll dough into one inch ball.
9. Roll and coat each ball into the confectioner’s sugar.
10. Place coated balls to the cooking sheet.
11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
12. Let the crinkles stand on the cooking sheet for a minute before transferring to a wire rack.
13. Enjoy eating!
As a beginner in baking, I would say that this is very easy to do. Why not try it on your own and give feedbacks afterwards. Thank you!