In baking, the sign of success is an empty plate. These cookies were definitely a success!
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
Combine chocolate and shortening in a small saucepan and cook over LOW heat, stirring constantly, until completely melted.
Then set aside to let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and salt.
Then whisk in the cooled chocolate mixture.
Next, add the flour a little bit at a time, stirring until well combined.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls (we kept making ours bigger and bigger! But they really do turn out better if you keep them small!) Roll each dough ball in the powdered sugar and cover completely. Then place on greased cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
We give these cookies 4.5 out of 5 herbs! They were certainly a hit in our Sunday School class the following morning – they were all gone!