Every Christmas, a platter of cookies is something I always look forward to. I have a TO BAKE Christmas list with a new addition every year. A few years back I made these delicious crinkles, and they keep reappearing on the list 😀
These are simple to make and fun to eat, great way to include your kids in spending quality family time baking 🙂
Makes about 40 cookies
- 225 g (1 cup) good quality dark chocolate (at least 78% cocoa)
- 60 g (1/4 cup) butter
- 100 g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 225 g (1 3/4 cup) all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- icing sugar for dusting
- Brake chocolate roughly into pieces and stir together with the butter.
- Melt the chocolate and the butter in a double boiler on steam. Stir constantly until the ingredients dissolve. When done remove from the heat and cool off.
- Mix the eggs with sugar on high speed until the mixture is light and thick, add the vanilla extract and slowly add melted chocolate.
- In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon to taste. Stir them into the egg and chocolate mixture, cover, and then store in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours. Dough should be sufficiently chilled and firm so it can be nicely shaped.
- Preheat the oven to 170 °C (340 °F).
- Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Shape the cookies with hands into balls, size a bit less than the size of a walnut.
- Roll them in powdered sugar until they are completely covered.
- Place them on a baking sheet and bake them for 10-12 minutes until they get crust on the outside. They should still remain soft inside.
- Cool them on the rack before serving.
What will you bake for the first time this Christmas?