Typically, we don’t do a ton of baking in our household. We leave that up to my mom who has it mastered down to a science. I sometimes may give off the vibe that I do not bake, but there is not one Christmas that goes by that I don’t make cookies! I recently started making Chocolate Crinkle Cookies because they were my absolute favorite cookie growing up. I used to love to help my mom bake and these were ones she would let me take the reigns on. Now that I have two daughters of my own, I like to get them thrown into the baking mix, even though they lose interest about half the way through or just spend the entire time eating the chocolate off the spoon. It is a tough job, but some one has to do it, right?
Recently I have been seeing different variations to these cookies like Red Velvet Crinkles, Grinch Crinkles and they look so adorable and festive. That just isn’t for me…I’m all about the OG chocolate crinkle cookies version because, let’s face it, chocolate makes everything THAT much better. Ok, chocolate, wine and maybe vodka.
These can get a little messy so don’t expect your kitchen to be spick and span while this is going down. I promise, they are worth the mess. Maybe just have your husband do the cleaning.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 cups Sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 2 cups Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 4 squares Unsweetened Chocolate, melted
- 1 cup Confectioner Sugar
Blend oil, eggs, one at a time, till mixed. Add vanilla, chocolate and stir in flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture. Cover and chill overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drop a teaspoon of dough into confection sugar, roll and shape into a ball. Place 2 inches a part on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes.
Do not over bake! 10-11 minutes is all you need for these bad boys. It is a lot of dough, so you will be baking a few batches at a time.
These are great for your dessert table and for gifting. Get a pretty dessert box, pile in some of the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, tie a bow and viola! Perfect neighbor/hostess/holiday gift!
What are your favorite Christmas Cookies to make?