Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Ingredients (Makes around 24 cookies):

Dark chocolate  --   ½ cup, broken into medium slices
Brown sugar      --   ½ cup, packed
Oil                           --   2 ½ tbsp
Egg                         --   1 large
Vanilla essence --   ½ tsp
Plain flour            --   ½ cup
Baking powder  --   ½ tsp
Salt                          --   a pinch
Icing sugar          --   ¼ cup


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Preparation of the cookies:

Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt until well combined and keep aside. Melt the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat.You can do it in a microwave as well, on low power and keeping a close watch on it.
Remove from heat and add sugar and oil and mix well.

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Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add in the flour and stir until you get a smooth batter.

Close the bowl/pan with a lid and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours or more until the batter is slightly hardened.

Preheat the oven to 175 F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take the powdered sugar in a plate or bowl. Scoop the cookie dough using a ½ tbsp measuring spoon and make balls. Roll them in powdered sugar and place them in the prepared tray, an inch apart.

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Bake for about 10 minutes for a chewy one or 12 to 13 minutes for a crunchier version.

Once done, cool completely on the rack and then store in air tight containers.

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Recipe Courtesy: Look who is cooking too