Monday, December 23, 2013

my new favorite holiday cookie

i'm always collecting new cookie recipes, especially holiday ones and this year i was so inspired by this beautiful recipe for candy cane chocolate cookies from the call me cupcake blog. not to mention just being inspired by her insanely gorgeous blog!

but then december got a little too crazy and my inspiration waned a bit and the idea of having to convert the recipe and then test it, blah, blah...i know some of you get what i'm saying. so i went looking for a way to make my own version.

i started with the recipe for chocolate crinkles, a betty crocker and family favorite. you can find the recipe and picture here. i altered it just a bit and made them into what i'm calling minty crinkles.

-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-4 sq. unsweetened chocolate, melted
-2 cups sugar
-4 eggs
-2 tsp vanilla
-1/2 tsp peppermint extract
-2 cups flour
-2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-melted chocolate (any favorite will work, i always use cadbury dairy milk)
-crushed candy canes

mix oil, chocolate and sugar. blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. add vanilla. measure flour by dipping or sifting. stir flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture. chill several hours or overnight.

heat oven to 350. shape teaspoonfuls into balls. place about 2" apart on greased baking sheet. bake 10 to 12 minutes. chill between batches to make it easier to roll. do not overbake! cool completely on a wire rack. then dip in melted chocolate and crushed candy cane. return to wire rack to harden. makes about 6 doz. cookies.

my notes:
i used cocoa powder & additional oil instead of chocolate squares. there is a handy little measurement on the cocoa powder packaging (3 tbsp of cocoa powder + 1 tbsp of vegetable oil = 1 chocolate sq) and that's just how we've always made them!


1 comment:

Tammy T said...

These look delicious friend! Merry Christmas!