Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chocolate Crinkles

Hope you are all enjoying the last few days of summer. If I say I am super busy these days,it would be an understatement ! All the activities for kids,parties,some hiking etc is taking all my time, which makes me wish that we had more holidays during summer, something like a 2-3 days long weekend. Though the days are longer in summer,it's just not enough for my family ! I guess most of you will agree with me on this thought !

Chocolate Crinkles

I made these cookies for sharing with Manisha, before I left for vacation.Thankfully I managed to click some pictures,though I was very busy at that time. It's been a month since we got back from India,but I am still in the holiday mood. I cooked a lot during the past 2 weeks, but not a single picture is taken ! Seems like I don't even know how to set up the camera for taking food pictures now .Even the thought of taking food pictures is making me nervous. I will have to start taking baby steps again,I guess !

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These cookies are extremely good ! The name crinkle must have come from the crinkles that form on the confectioner's sugar coating,revealing the dark chocolate inside, while baking. They are really chocolatey and fudgy. They are not too sweet,so you will end up eating a lot,at one go.Don't complain that I didn't warn,these are dangerously addictive ! The recipe says, these cookies are best when you have them on the same day you bake,so take that advice into your heart and help yourself !

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I will be making these again ,sometimes soon. If you love chocolate,or if you have kids, you must make this ! I can guarantee that this is a keeper recipe and everyone will love these cookies,even those who are not so fond of chocolate .

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Before I say goodbye,here is a picture from our recent hike to Lake Isabelle at Indian Peaks Wilderness,Colorado. Have a great week end everyone !

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Preparation time : 10 min + several hours waiting time
Baking time: 8-10 min
Yields: ~36 cookies
Adapted From: Joy of baking


Unsalted Butter- 4 Tbsp
Semisweet chocolate-8 ounces
Granulated white Sugar- 1/2 cup
Eggs- 2
Pure Vanilla extract- 2 1/2 tsp
All Purpose Flour- 1 1/2 cup
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp

For topping: 1 cup powdered sugar,sifted


1.Melt the chocolate and butter using a double boiler or in the microwave,frequently stirring.Cool to room temperature.
2.Beat the sugar and eggs,until thick, pale and fluffy.
3.Beat in vanilla extract.
4.To this add, chocolate-butter mixture and mix well.
5.In a separate mixing bowl,whisk together flour,baking powder and salt.
6.Add this dry mixture into chocolate mixture,stir until everything is incorporated.
7.Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until it is firm enough to make balls.(I kept it overnight)
8.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F and make 2 cookie sheets ready,lined with parchment paper.
9.Place powdered sugar in a shallow bowl.
10.Make 1 inch balls out of the dough,roll them in powdered sugar.Make sure each ball is completely coated with sugar.
11.Place the balls about two inches apart, on the baking/cookie sheet.
12.bake for about 8-10 minutes or just until the edges are firm.Do not over-bake. o a wire rack
14.These are best when you eat them the day you bake.Store in an air tight container,they keep good for a couple of days.


  1. Cute and delicious cookies...Adipoli photographs...oru divasathil kazhikanam ennu paranjal kurachu kashttapedum, but I am in for it..;)

  2. Cookies look very tempting.. My kid will love it..

    Divya's Culinary Journey

  3. Cookies sounds awesome, lovely clicks :)
    Though days in Summer r long, I think activities in summer r longer or too much :)

  4. Kids will love this,cookies looks so inviting,lovely clicks.

  5. Those crinkles look good! I've been meaning to try crinkles for sometime now, but got too many things on the list and hence keep putting it off for later! :) Will do it, soon!

  6. these cookies look so delicious, kids would freak out on them :)

  7. I love chocolate crinkles! My mom used to make them every Christmas but they never turned out looking this delicious! I'm featuring this post in today's Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and I love the inspiration I get from your food…

  8. Super yummy recipe.Wonderful clicks as usual...And the last click I really really loved !

  9. your first click is so gorgeous !! Pass me some na dear..forget about my kid first I will make this for me ;-)

  10. My kids will love these to the max! Thanks for sharing dear :)

  11. Woww.. Very tempting clicks.. awesome job dear.. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

  12. hi namitha, first time here, you are having such a lovely space... happy to follow you... if you have free time plz visit my space... Chocolate crinkles tempting me...


  13. Ur chocolate crinkles look absolutely delicious!

  14. Cute and very attractive chocolate crinkles.

  15. Nice one Namitha.
    I have tried such cookies at the bakery and they taste awesome.
    I did not get the privilege to try them at home, may be because I thought I should not waste the ingredients the experienced people could utilize otherwise :)

    Thanks for sharing.


  16. Love chocolate crinkles! These look scrumptious.

  17. crinkle cookies are the best! i need to make these!!

  18. lovely and yummy clicks.. Hi dear first time to your blog... you've got a lovely collection of recipes... following you... do visit & follow me

  19. Love this chocolaty treat! Beautiful hiking adventure as well :)

  20. wonderful pics. Love them.Those sugar dusted crinkle look so cute.


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