Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chocolate Crackle/Crinkle Cookies

These are my favorite cookies to make over the Holidays! 

Better to start on your Christmas cookie baking sooner than later, get the supplies ready for Santa and be sure to keep some of the goodies for yourself!!

Recipe from Martha Stewart


8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups light-brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for rolling


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Chop bittersweet chocolate into small bits, and melt over medium heat in a heat-proof bowl or the top of a double boiler set over a pan of simmering water. Set aside to cool. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.

2. In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and light-brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until will combined. Add melted chocolate. With mixer on low speed, alternate adding dry ingredients and milk until just combined. Divide the dough into quarters, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 2 hours.

3. On a clean counter top, roll each portion of dough into a log approximately 16 inches long and 1 inch in diameter using confectioners' sugar to prevent sticking. Wrap logs in plastic wrap, and transfer to a baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes. Cut each log into 1-inch pieces and toss in confectioners' sugar, a few at a time. Using your hands, roll the pieces into a ball shape. If any of the cocoa-colored dough is visible, roll dough in confectioners' sugar again to coat completely. Place the cookie 2 inches apart on a Silpat-lined baking sheet. Bake until cookies have flattened and the sugar splits, 12 to 15 minutes. 

4. Transfer from oven to a wire rack to let cook completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

1 comment:

  1. Those look DE-LISH! Thanks for linking up viz the 12 Days of Christmas linky at Angela's Favorite Things! :-) I am now following your blog, and I "liked" you on FB! :-) I just posted a list of the daily topics for the next 11 days if you care to join in those, too! (I'd LOVE it if you did!)


    Click here to see the list!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...