If you are looking for someone who can really bake (and who has some really cute helpers!) you must visit my new friend Kitty at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen. Now I have NEVER been able to make those chocolate crinkle cookies . . . and get them to actually CRINKLE. When I mentioned this to Kitty, she led me to this recipe on her blog for Chocolate Crackle Cookies. And yes . . . I was FINALLY able to get crinkled and crackled cookies thanks to this super easy recipe that uses just a cake mix as it's base ingredient.
One tip I followed was to use a mixer to combine the ingredients rather than a wooden spoon -- it went much quicker.
A few suggestions I have are to use a small cookie dough scoop and drop balls of dough directly into a bowl of powdered sugar. The dough is wonderfully gooey and sticky.
Once in the sugar, I just used a teaspoon to 'bathe' the balls in sugar. Then they could easily be picked up and rolled in my hands for nice, round cookies.
I baked mine as Kitty suggested for 10 minutes and I practically did a dance when I saw they had crinkled! (I know, it's the little things . . .)
After cooling on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, I moved them to a rack to cool. I was pleasantly surprised that these are not super, super sweet. To me, they are just perfect! I know these will be a great addition to my Christmas cookies but they really are great for any time as far as I'm concerned! Thank you Kitty for this outstanding recipe!
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