I've been in the kitchen for the past few days, just baking cookies. It's something I always used to do when the kids were smaller, but the past few years haven't really had the time to do. Or rather, didn't have the motivation with everything else that was going on in my life.
It's been nuts, plain and simple.
I fear I've failed miserably at updating my food blog and it's quite sad, because it used to be one of my favorite things to do.....share recipes, show you what I was eating, and also having an online place to keep all our family favorites. Anyway, it's life, it is what it is, but I do hope that next year I can make a come back on both my blogs.
Now that, that is out of the way, let's move right on to Christmas baking and more specifically Cookies. I have a few recipes to share with you, starting with these. If you love Chocolate, you are going to be in absolute heaven.
These Chocolate Crinkles are amazing and super easy to make.
You'll notice in the recipe that you need to refrigerate the dough for at least 4 hours, but you can certainly do it overnight, just DO NOT skip that part because it's imperative for the crinkles to come out perfect.
Also, the recipe says it will make about 40 cookies, but I got 70 out of one batch. So I guess it depends on the size of the cookie balls you're going to form.
Source: Food 52
Makes about 40 cookies
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
In a medium bowl, mix the cocoa, granulated sugar, and vegetable oil.
Beat in eggs one at a time and stir in vanilla.
In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; then stir into the cocoa mixture.
Cover the dough and let cool in fridge for at least 4 hours. (This step is incredibly important to get the crinkles in the cookies)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and roll dough into 1-inch balls.
Coat each ball with confectioners sugar before placing on the baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool and enjoy!