The other morning I had a meal to make for a family from church and I said to Tess, I need a cookie to redo for my site. She said, how about a crinkle cookie? I knew I had kids for a reason. These were an easy batter to make but you definitely need to chill that dough before portioning it and I highly recommend a cookie scoop here since the batter is sticky. I scooped batter and dropped each scoop directly into a bowl of powdered sugar. Didn’t handle the dough directly until it was dredged in powdered sugar. They are quite appetizing looking and with the bittersweet chocolate chips, somehow not too sweet. Also, I always double batters because I like to keep cookies in the freezer; the dough freezes well (once coated in the sugar- bake same time and temp from frozen) and the baked cookies freeze well. Double batch worked great.
Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Makes 3 dozen
1 c. all purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. instant espresso
1/4 c. unsalted butter (4 tablespoons), softened to room temperature
2/3 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
1/2 c. powdered sugar, or more as needed
1. In a mixer with the paddle attachment (or double beaters for hand-held), mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, and espresso until evenly combined.
2. Roughly chop butter into chunks and add to mixture. Mix until butter is uniformly cut in and no chunks remain. Add chips and mix until combined.
3. Combine eggs and vanilla in a small bowl to break up eggs. Add to mixture and beat until dough comes together.
5. Cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375.
6. Roll dough into scant tablespoon amounts and roll generously in powdered sugar. If dough is getting too sticky, slightly wet hands (with water) will do the trick.
7. Place on silpat or parchment lined baking sheet, placing 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Dough will seem undercooked. Let cool five minutes on cookie sheet and move to wire rack to cool completely.