Baking # 15: Chocolate Crinkles


i took a day off from work yesterday as i don’t feel like working and i was told that ‘nobody really cares if wherever or when one is in the office’. so there, i took it literally to my heart (blame it to the sensitive hormones) and just stayed home the entire day. playing ‘sick’ prove to be therapeutic and i feel that i was equally more productive since i was able to clean the house, do the laundry, washed the curtains and baked during the afternoon. now, i’m very excited and looking forward to my maternity leave. woohooo!!!

yesterday’s baking project is chocolate crinkles, which appeared in my news feed from some facebook page i’m subscribed to. i suddenly remember how chewy and yummy this food is, so my craving starts again. how come i always crave for the bad things when it’s only few days left before the next monthly checkup? i’m pretty sure that the glucose levels will shoot up and the midwife will find out and i’m doomed.

sharing here the chocolate crinkle recipe (credits to: allrecipes.com). perfect gift for the coming holidays!

ingredients:

  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking oil (i used canola)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar (icing sugar)
the ingredients (l-r): oil, eggs, vanilla extract, icing sugar, flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder
the ingredients (l-r): oil, eggs, vanilla extract, icing sugar, flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder

steps:

  • in a large bowl, mix the cocoa powder, sugar and oil. then, beat eggs one at a time and add the vanilla extract.
cocoa mixture for the dough
cocoa mixture for the dough
  • add the flour, baking powder and salt to the cocoa mixture until well blended.
  • cover the dough and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours. this will make scooping the dough easier before baking.

[after 4 hours]

  • preheat oven to 180C.
  • line some baking paper into the baking tray.
  • using a tbsp scoop for the dough, scoop and roll the dough into a ball and flatten using your palms.
  • coat with icing sugar before placing them in the baking tray.
coat the dough with icing sugar
coat the dough with icing sugar
  • bake for 10-12 minutes then place in a cooling rack afterwards.
well done!
well done!

this is one of the easiest to prepare and a very good gift idea for this coming holiday seasons. perhaps put it in a nice container like a box or a jar, then add some ribbons on it and you finally have something to give this christmas. personalize and home-made stuff makes it extra special. 😉

perfect idea as a holiday gift
perfect idea as a holiday gift