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Eating In with Chicagoist: Chocolate Crinkles

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Dec 13, 2007 5:00PM

2007_12_crinkles.jpgCertain holiday cookies evoke memories of childhood. Chocolate Crinkles are one particular cookie that does that for Chicagoist. They're kind of like a cookie brownie, if you can imagine. [Ed note: Oh, can I.] Join us, won't you, as we whip up a batch.

What You Need

1 cup cocoa
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine ingredients, mixing well, and refrigerate overnight. Form balls and roll in powdered sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

It's a fairly straightforward recipe, but there are a couple of things to watch out for. They key to this recipe is the dough needs to be cold. Very, very cold. We made the dough before a Bears game one Sunday and set it in the fridge. After the game we took it out and started forming the cookies. The first few were easy, but as the dough warmed up it became sticky and hard to work with. If we make these again, and we probably will, we'll make the dough the day before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

-- Thanks, Zack!