Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Marble Man and I found ourselves way ahead of the curve this year:

lists have been checked, and double-checked
gifts are wrapped and mailed
the tree is up

Lots of time left over for baking cookies. Marble Man has so many favorites, that I asked him to narrow his choices to two types.

His pick for this year:

Vera's Checkerboard Cookies

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
makes 52 cookies

2 C plus 2 T all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C butter, room temperature
1+3/4 C granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
4 squares unsweetened baker's chocolate (1 ounce per square), melted
1/2 C confectioners' sugar

Mix flour baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer until fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time until mixture is pale yellow, then vanilla and chocolate until blended.

Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just to blend. Refrigerate dough 1 hour.

Lightly grease cookie sheets. Shape heaping teaspoonfuls of dough into 1.25 inch balls and roll in confectioners' sugar. Place on cookie sheets 1.5 inches apart.

Bake about 12 minutes until tops are puffed and cracked. DON'T overbake! Cookies are quite soft when hot but firm and chewy when cool. Remove to rack to cool.

Per cookie:
80 calories
1 gram protein
12 grams carbs
3 grams fat
20 mgs cholesterol

Enjoy! (Just don't worry about that last part there. ;)

And while you toss some treats together for your family, here's a little Holiday fun to keep you company: Tennessee Ernie Ford singing for a group of children.

His son (sitting next to him) is so into the song that he has to really work to keep from cracking up.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

copyright 2009 Shibori Girl


  1. Great post! Yummy in the tummy! I love the video! Ho-Ho-Ho!!!

  2. Hello Kate,

    Oh my! I have a deal for you...
    How about playing at my studio and then heading right to your place for a treat? Sounds good?

    Happy Holidays!

    And YES, I want to see what you made!
    Photos, please! LOL!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  3. Kate, I made chocolate crinkles last year and they were not only a hit for our bellies, but a feast for the eyes as well.

    Good deal on being a head of the curve this year...that makes one of us! :D


  4. hello my partner in sugar!! marble man has great taste (good pun, bad pun?) in choosing these recipes.....they sound delish!! and i SO enjoyed the video.....that little boy is a scream, and i got such a kick out of the kid who just got up at the end and walked off the set!!! hilarious!!

    merry Christmas sweet friend!! xoxox

  5. i know
    i know

    christmas cookies

    still eating them...
    had 2 come back for more....


    my bad!