Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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One of my ultimate favorite cookie recipes is Williams Sonoma's recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. I give it 5 stars. Here's why: the outside of the cookie is this crispy, crackly, powdered sugar layer, but when you get to the inside it's gooey like a brownie. It's the best of both worlds.
Last night the Mr. and I whipped up a batch together while we danced in the kitchen. Good times had by all! 

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, softened*
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 baking sheets. 

Put powdered sugar in a small bowl and set aside. 

In a medium bowl stir the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt together until combined. Set aside. 

In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until creamy {about 3 minutes}. Add one egg and beat until blended. Add the other egg and the vanilla, beating until blended. 

Add the flour mixture and beat on low, just until blended. 

Scoop a rounded tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Roll the ball into the powdered sugar until covered. Repeat until all the cookie dough is gone. Place the balls onto the greased baking sheet 2 inches apart. 

Bake until the cookies are crackled and puffed, about 10-12 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. 


*Butter softening trick: If you're like me and you decide last minute you want to bake a batch of cookies, then chances are your butter is in your fridge, hard. If you don't want to let it soften by sitting out on the counter {it takes too long after all} then I have just the method for you. I put the stick of butter in its wrapper onto a plate, then into the microwave. I set the power level to 2 and microwave for 10 seconds at a time, turning the stick after every 10 seconds. It usually only takes about 30 seconds total and it's nice and soft throughout, not half melted half soft.

{recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma}


  1. I would not mind one bit if you'd like to send me some of these! They're one of my favs!

  2. yummy yummy yummy!

    i'm pinning them!

  3. You also post delicious recipes that make me want to bake! I need to tuck this one away for when it is time for Christmas cookies!


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