Sunday, March 15, 2015

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies--A Good Old-Fashioned Treat

Last week I made a batch of Chocolate Crinkle Cookies to take to work. They were gone in a flash, and several people asked me for the recipe, which I thought somewhat odd because I figured everybody has a Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipe. But apparently not.

I'll be sharing the recipe from my book The Amish Baking Cookbook--Plainly Delicious Recipes from Oven to Table.

So, for those of you who would like this recipe, or for those of you who have fond memories of your mother or grandmother making these tasty treats, I hereby offer to you...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1 2/3 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted (**See below for substitution)
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup milk
powdered sugar

Thoroughly cream together shortening, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs and then chocolate. Sift dry ingredients together and then add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, blending well after each addition. Chill dough for 2-3 hours.

Form into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Place 2 to 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheet or use a silicone baking mat (no need to grease these). Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

**If you don't have baking chocolate you can use 6 tablespoons cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter or shortening instead.

These are delicious cookies--not too chocolatey, and the powdered sugar looks and tastes great. If you haven't made Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in a while, give them a whirl. Your family will thank you for it!

Have a great week!

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