so. i always thought that recipes that require you to refrigerate the dough are a sham.
what? put saran wrap over dough and leave for six hours in the fridge?
pshh. so in real life thats twenty minutes in the freezer, right?
last year i
baked attempted to make chocolate crinkle cookies for my pledge kid, but they were flat and sad due to the freezer method. she still said that she loved them and even wanted me to bake more things for her, which is how monster cookies were discovered… but that’s a story and recipe for another day. despite all that, i still think she was just being kind and sparing my feelings.
well, this time i decided that i’d just humor those fascists who make all the cookie recipes, and refrigerate the damn dough for however long they said to. and i’m still a little pissed that they were right. UGH.
so here we go. chocolate crinkle cookies.take two.
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs (four?! yes, four.)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (be generous)
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon espresso
- in my kitchen? required. duh.
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- some powdered sugar (for covering the dough balls!)
- parchment paper + cookie sheets.
in a big ol’ bowl, mix together your cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil until it gets all shiny, gritty, black, and weird looking.
almost like oily sand.
too soon? yikes.
add in the eggs, one at a time, making sure that they are good and mixed in really well. pour in some vanilla and mix it together.
in another bowl, whisk together all your dry ingredients.
‘should i sift the flour?’
‘you’re one of them, aren’t you?.’
now slowly add in your dry mixture into the eggy, chocolatey mess. SLOWLY. no one needs a kitchen full of flour.
once you have that all incorporated and beautiful, fight with the saran wrap for twenty minutes trying to cover the stupid bowl so you can actually refrigerate the dough this time. then disappoint your family members by telling them that you’re going to chill the dough for four hours and then bake it.
mope around for hours.
finally get the dough back out of the fridge and preheat the oven to 350°F. parchment paper up some cookie sheets, then put some powdered sugar in a wide bottomed bowl and set aside. take a big spoon and scoop out some of the dough and roll it into one inch balls with your hands.
get over it.
then roll it around in the bowl of powdered sugar until its completely covered, and stick it on the prepared cookie sheet.
bake for 12 minutes or so.
[original recipe here.]