February 18th, 2010 @ 8:26 pm
I know I told you all that my first baking post would be with french macaroons…well, I lied! I just cannot wait till Saturday to bake something. I must bake on my day’s off of work or I will go crazy. Yes, go crazy…my fiance knows exactly what this “craziness” is. Don’t worry though, those macaroons WILL get made and WILL get in my stomach. I need them in my life!
So let’s get started people!
Today I made chocolate crinkles, a sure thing recipe that everyone loves. I have made these several times before and everyone raves about them. People are also surprised when they learn how easy they are to make. People are also surprised at how their pants stop fitting after they get a copy of the recipe.
- 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine, softened (I am a butter gal myself)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 oz of unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1 cup of all-purpose baking flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of powdered (confectioner’s) sugar.
Measure your sugar into a large mixing bowl
Next add the butter, cooled melted chocolate and vanilla extract.
Mix it all up! Make sure everything is mixed together real good
Stir in your eggs, one at a time
Stir in your flour, baking powder and salt
Now you have to refrigerate it for at least 3 hours.
I swear that box of girl scout cookies on the top rack is not mine. You know how it isn’t mine? I ate all my girl scout cookies within 2 days.
Now set the oven at 350 degrees. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls into the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and roll around until it is covered completely
Roll the dough into a ball
Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet and place on the middle rack in the oven. Bake for between 10-12 minutes or until the middle of the cookie doesn’t indent much when pressed.
Immediately after you take the cookies out of the oven, transfer them to wire racks to cool.
See? That wasn’t so bad. The most painful part is waiting those 3 hours for the dough to chill. Usually you can find me trying to sneak a taste of the dough somewhere around that time. I had self restraint today though, so I’m pretty darn proud of myself.
Go, go now and bake these!