Monday, December 24, 2012

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies-Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Crinkle cookies are soft and delicious fudge like cookies which are very easy to bake.These cookies make great Christmas gifts. I was planning to bake these cookies for a long time, since it is Christmas tomorrow, I decided to bake some Crinkle Cookies today. I totally enjoyed baking these cookies.Today we will learn how to make chocolate crinkles following this easy recipe.

Chocolate Crinkle cookies

How to make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Recipe source -Joy of baking
Yields - 18-20 cookies

Ingredients needed

Semisweet chocolate (coarsely chopped) - 115 grams
Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp (28 grams)
Granulated white sugar - 1/4 cup (50 grams)
Egg - 1
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
All purpose flour/ maida - 3/4 cup
Salt - a pinch
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Icing sugar (sifted) for coating - 50 grams

Preparation

Sieve maida, baking powder and salt together twice. Keep it aside. Let us call this dry ingredients.

Preheat oven to 165 degrees C for 10 minutes.

Line baking  tray with parchment paper and keep it ready.

Method

Place the bowl with chocolate and butter over another bowl of simmering water and melt the chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.(pic 1 below)

Beat eggs and sugar until thick, pale and fluffy.


Look at the egg + sugar mixture below after beating. It is pale and thick. When you lift the hand mixer, the batter should fall back into the bowl in slow ribbons. That is the correct consistency.

Now add vanilla essence and the cooled chocolate mixture to egg mix and beat again until well blended.

How to make chocolate crinkle cookie

Now add the dry ingredients to the above and mix until well combined. Do not over beat.

Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. I refrigerated overnight.

Crinkle cookie recipe

Now make a small ball (1 inch) from the chilled dough and roll it in icing sugar until the ball is completely coated with sugar. Generously coat sugar so as to cover the chocolate completely.(See picture below) Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

How to make crinkle cookies

Arrange the icing sugar coated balls in a parchment lined baking tray 2 inches apart.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the edges are slightly firm.The center will be soft. Do not over bake them as they will become dry. Remove from oven and leave it to cool on a wire rack.

As the cookies bake, they spread making cracks in the white sugar which looked so lovely.(pic 2 below)

Easy chocolate crinkle cookie

The cookies were very delicious and just melted in our mouth. It can be stored in an air tight container for 2 days.

Find more Easy cakes and cookie recipes for Christmas in the link below
Christmas Recipes

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4 comments:

  1. yummy cookies merry X'mas
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  2. Bookmarked...will make this....yummy...

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  3. Hi, please help here! First of all, I love your work!!! Super, and I especially love this recipe! But please help my confusion. Conversion cup/grams, this is what I find on the internet when it comes to flour conversion:
    3/4 cups=80 grams
    3/4 cups=90 grams
    3/4 cups=115 grams ... if American recipe... Now, grams are grams in Italy :)... these cups are driving me nuts, your help would be very much appreciated! Again congrats for the amazing creativity !

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  4. Follow the exact measurement as in the recipe above.I use standard Measuring cups and spoons It is commonly available in all shops which sell baking supplies.
    3/4 cup is 97 grams .Hope this helps.

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