These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are chewy, slightly nutty and melt in your mouth. This recipe makes about 70 cookies – it’s enough for a party and look nice without having to decorate them.
I changed a few things in the recipe and the cookies were great. If you try the original recipe please tell me how they turn out.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- 1/2 cup (112 ml) vegetable oil
- 4 chocolate squares, (106 grams) – unsweetened and melted (I used 225 grams 50 % cocoa chocolate)
- 2 cups (450 grams) sugar (I only used 400 grams because I used extra chocolate)
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
- 2 cups (220 grams) sifted flour (sift before measuring)
- 2 teaspoons (8 grams)baking powder
- 1/2 (3 grams) teaspoon salt
- 1 cup crushed nuts (I used 100 grams finely chopped walnuts)
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, for coating
- Melt chocolate on low heat stirring constantly. Remove from heat before completely melted and mix till smooth.
- Mix oil and sugar into the chocolate.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt and then mix into the chocolate mixture.
- Stir in nuts.
- Chill for several hours. (I didn’t have several hours so I put it in the freezer for 45 minutes.)
- Roll dough into balls by teaspoonfuls. Roll in confectioners’ sugar immediately.
- Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. (They more than double in size.)
- Bake in a 350-degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Don’t over bake.
I baked them for 10 minutes and they were perfect. I ended up making 4 batches because their were so many cookies. There was only a hint of walnut flavour in them so you might try adding more nuts.
This is a real easy recipe. I had my 4 year old niece over and she along with my own kids did some of the rolling into balls. Of course, their hands got a bit messy since the longer you roll the balls for the more they melt, but the kids enjoyed every moment.
These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are great for a crowd. I have enough left over for a few days to come even after sending some home with everyone that came over for dinner.