Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

As the climate goes cold and the winds start to blow the life outside house is just terrible in Grand Rapids...esp with a 2 year old..So weekends are time when you can do nothing much with those dark gray  days...Its been kind of custom to have parties, get together, fun during this period..Its just food, fun and clean up...Tough I am sure the last one is not enjoyed by any housewife's :)...Lets not go to the whole two weeks back story  the gist of the it is I had made these cookies from here for one of the parties and it was a hit there. When these cookies came out of the oven my son started munching them..when I told him that we are taking it for a party the instant reply was..."Amma kichunna ithu.."(This is for Kichu) and he stuck with this words until he had gobbled a few of the cookies..
  Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are really easy to prepare. You make the dough which has lots of chocolate in it. Then you roll this on powdered sugar which gives it a snow covered look and finally when baked you get to see beautiful cracks on them revealing the chocolate..So by this you should have guessed that these cookies are for chocolate lovers mainly..but I should say that my husband being a not so big fan of chocolate too ate a few of them. That shows how addictive these are. Do try them for this holiday season...They are perfect for this time or for that matter any time..




All Purpose Flour-3/4 cup
Baking Powder-1/4 tsp
Salt-1/8 tsp
Butter-2 tbsp
Bitter Sweet Chocolate-4 ounce
Granulated Sugar-1/4 cup
Egg-1 large
Vanilla Extract-1 tsp
Icing Sugar to roll- about 1/2 cup





Method of Preparation:
1. Melt the chocolate and butter by keeping it in a heat proof bowl over a  simmering  pan of water.Once done remove from heat and set aside to cool.
2. Beat  egg and sugar in another bowl until it is thick pale and fluffy.It should fall like soft ribbon once the beater is lifted.
3. Beat the vanilla into it and then add the chocolate mixture and beat till it is well mixed. Add cooled chocolate mixture and mix till its incorporated.
4. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture till it is incorporated.
5. The dough will be soft so place it in the refrigerator closed  with a lid till it turns firm to form ball.
6. Preheat oven to 325 F and place the oven rack in the middle. Now take the Icing sugar/powdered sugar in a bowl, scoop a small amount of dough(about 1 inch), shape it to ball and then roll it in the sugar. See that the ball is coated well with sugar with no chocolate portion visible.
7. Place them on the parchment lined baking sheet with little gap to spread(about 2 cm) and bake for 8 to 10 mins. Do not over bake them. The sugar coating should not turn brown. The outer should be firm while taking it and the center will be soft.
8. Place them on wire rack to cool. These cookies taste awesome while hot and are great on the day it is baked. It stays good for 2 to 3 days.I don't know more as the cookies never lasted more than that.


 Notes:
1. The dough will be soft, so you need to refrigerate till it turns hard. You can keep the dough overnight.
2. The dough will be very firm and you need to scrape it with spoon, dont worry when you roll it turns moist.
3. The cookie is soft an fudgy like brownies, don't bake it more which will make the cookies dry.
4. Coat the dough balls completely in sugar which will result in look of  beautiful snow covered cookies.
5. You can use semi sweet chocolate instead of bitter sweet ones.
6. As the cookies are kept the sugar coating changes to slight yellow.






40 comments:

  1. wow what an inviting clicks.... delicious looking cookies...perfect Christmas treat

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  2. perfectly done.. looks delicious
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  3. Wow I need to grab the entire plate - so tempting and sooooo delicious!!!! I would like to do this, what can I substitute for egg? Also how many cookies did u get?
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
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  4. Its like, cookies dipped in snow... Love ur clicks too...
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  5. How gorgeous these little cookies!!! Love them Reshmi ;)

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  6. they are so cute looking and delicious!!

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  7. I love these cookies super addictive you have done it well dear

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  8. Can I come to your house to taste these, absolutely divine!

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  9. Omg! drooling now, lovely cookies with snowy white effect.

    Today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2012/12/poha-chirer-pulao.html

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  10. Wow they look awesome...drooling here!

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  11. Cuties, very attractive cookies Resh, you have bakes them prefectly.

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  12. beautiful looking crinkle cookies...its in my list too :)wonderful pictures Reshmi!

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  13. Every time scrolling on first to see picture and then only reading your recipe. I became addict to your pictures now a days :-) Lovely cookies.

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  14. Beautiful cookies, Reshmi. Love it.

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  15. tempting and yummy ...Join me in Fast Food Event - Poha in my blog.

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  16. Wow absolutely love this cookies,love the presentation.

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  17. Awesome cookies.. They look so tempting..

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  18. Nice cookies and beautiful photographs

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  19. Reshmi I am not getting updates from your blog..Any idea why? These cookies are looking so beautiful..I should make these soon...

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  20. Lovely festive cookies Reshmi..Enjoyed reading you as usual !

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  21. This sure would have tasted awesome,no wonder Vichu couldn't resist this.

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  22. How many does it make approximately?

    Thanks!

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    1. Above measurement makes about 26 to 28 cookies small ones..

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    2. Thank you for your reply. Will make it for the holidays.

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  23. Amazing clicks. Looks super delicious

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  24. Awesome clicks Reshmi.cookies kandittu ippol kazhikkan thonnunnu

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  25. this is one of my fav cookies too..so easy to make yet they look so festive eh? Happy holidays to you, hope you have a lovely time with your family x

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  26. hi reshmi, these cookies sure look crinkle and pretty too with the white outer.
    i love chocolates very very much..delicious cookies must be..

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  27. Now this feels like a perf christmas dessert :D Snow and more snow.. Am sure it tasted great :)

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  28. wow looks superb and tempting..
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  29. Love them :) Looks so tempting. Hope you had a wonderful X'mas :)

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