Every year around Christmastime, I try to make a holiday recipe, generally containing peppermint. Holiday recipes make great presents for teachers, friends, and family. They also work very well in Christmas parties as well as just to enjoy at home, with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. this is so cheesy but I’m too lazy to write another intro…deal with it 😄
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter or vegetable oil (I used butter)
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cocoa, granulated sugar, and oil on medium speed.
- Reduce the speed to low and add 1 egg at a time until combined.
- Mix in the remaining ingredients in the order listed, with the exception of the powdered sugar. (I also added about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips)
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours. (I chilled it overnight
maybe because I didn’t read the recipe right and started making the cookies at 8pm)
- Preheat the oven to 350degrees F.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and coat with powdered sugar.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to rest on the hot cookie sheet for one minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies are rather small: about 2 1/2 inches wide or so. However, they are SO. GOOD. They taste really strongly of cocoa powder, and they’re quite firm. As I don’t think I’ve ever had chocolate crinkle cookies before, I couldn’t really tell you how they compare, but they’re just really good. BUT ALSO THEY’RE COOKIES SO I MAY BE BIASED.
I ended up 3/2ing the recipe (as in, I halved the recipe and then made the half and the whole, to make a whole and a half…yeah, I don’t quite get it myself either) (thus the six eggs in the shot with the mixer), and made 7 1/2 dozen, making 8 gift bags of between 7 to 9 cookies each.
(Also because I’m so nice to my readers like this (what even), here’s an unedited behind-the-scenes photo of how I was shooting. #probloggerskillz #youre welcome)