Chocolate Krinkle Cookies

Isn’t one of the best parts about the holidays the endless amount of tasty foods and drinks that always seem to be within arms reach?


Anytime I walk by the kitchen or visit a friend there's always a plateful of goodies to try, but it’s the still the smell of fresh baked cookies right out of the oven that gets me every time.

I usually can't resist grabbing one (ok fine, three) and my absolute favorites this time of year are chocolate krinkles. They're a bit crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle, and their snowcapped tops always make them the hit of any holiday party!

 

 

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly warm
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Directions

In a medium bowl, beat together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Melt chocolate in the microwave on 50 percent power for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for 15 seconds more and stir; set aside.

In a mixer, beat together 2 1/2 cups of sugar, oil, butter and corn syrup to blend. Beat in eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla. On low, beat in melted chocolate. Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment. Take out one-quarter of the dough at a time to shape. Roll the dough into 3 inch balls. Pour the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar into one bowl and confectioners’ sugar in another bowl. Roll each cookie dough ball lightly in granulated sugar first, then heavily in confectioners’ sugar.

Arrange cookies 2 inches apart on foil. For crisp cookies, bake 12 to 14 minutes. For a chewy cookie, bake 10-12 minutes. Bake one sheet at a time. Allow cookies to cool for 1-2 minutes.

Makes: 2 dozen

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