Anushka started school last week and that leaves me with a couple of hours each day to do all those things that are otherwise impossible with an hyperactive kid at home. My to-do list just keeps getting longer and now maybe I could catch up with some of them.
I am also looking forward to bake some more. Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I have the perfect excuse to try some cookie recipes that I've had bookmarked forever. Moreover Anushka is turning out be quite the cookie lover and that's gotten me really excited.
I have made these cookies before and they are an absolute treat. Not only are they pretty to look at, they taste heavenly too. Bake them right and they are amazingly fudgy and chocolaty, like the perfect brownie. What I love about this recipe is that there is no butter involved and the ingredients have to be just mixed quickly in one bowl and the dough tastes amazing too.
The one change I made was to use substitute some of the bittersweet chocolate with unsweetened chocolate as I remember finding them a little too sweet for my tastes. With this change though they were just right. Recipe from here.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate)
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional, but highly recommended
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar