Chocolate Crinkles for the Grieving

Chocolate Crinkles for the Grieving

div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;"div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C9rRlnid6bA/TrANpUf0FhI/AAAAAAAAEYk/DvmkPRJH2Q/s1600/IMG3122.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="436" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C9rRlnid6bA/TrANpUf0FhI/AAAAAAAAEYk/DvmkPRJH2Q/s640/IMG3122.JPG" width="640" //a/divbr /Have you ever found yourself at a loss?  Not believing the news you have just heard or what to do next for that matter.  I received a call the other evening informing me that my Husbands' Uncle was killed in a work accident. br /br /I guess one can never really prepare themselves for those types of phone calls.  Not only was he a valued member of the family, but he was on my Christmas Cookie distribution list.  I looked forward to bringing him those cookies every year and he looked forward to devouring them.  I've never lost anyone from the list; I kept replaying that in my head for some reason. br /br /The unfortunate part of being in a large family is that there are as many funerals as there are weddings.  Saying good-bye though never gets easier.br /br /div style="margin: 0px;"I wasn't sure if there was much of anything I could do to provide a little comfort to my Mother-in-law, so I made her some of her favorite cookies Chocolate Crinkles. I hope they will help her with her grieving even if it's the tiniest bit.  /divbr /div style="text-align: center;"uChocolate Crinkles/u/divdiv style="text-align: center;"1/2 cup + 4 tbsp. vegetable oil/divdiv style="text-align: center;"12 tbsp. cocoa powder/divdiv style="text-align: center;"2 cups granulated sugar/divdiv style="text-align: center;"4 eggs/divdiv style="text-align: center;"2 cups flour/divdiv style="text-align: center;"1/2 tsp. salt/divdiv style="text-align: center;"2 tsp. vanilla/divdiv style="text-align: center;"2 tsp. baking powder/divdiv style="text-align: center;"1 cup powdered sugar/divbr /Mix the oil, cocoa and granulated sugar.  Mix in one egg at a time until well combined.  Add vanilla. Sift the flour.  Add flour, baking powder and salt into mixture, mix until well combined.  Chill the dough at least 3-4 hours.  Oil your hands and take rounded teaspoons full of dough and roll into a ball, and then roll the balls in powdered sugar.  Place balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.br /br /Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.br /br /Makes 36 cookies.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5rCX8nesBk/TrAN1oLUZAI/AAAAAAAAEYc/lFxDGhPKtvE/s1600/IMG3175.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5rCX8nesBk/TrAN1oLUZAI/AAAAAAAAEYc/lFxDGhPKtvE/s640/IMG3175.JPG" width="640" //a/divbr /Tip:  If you want the cookies to remain chewier, pull them out right at 10 minutes, if you would like them a little crisper, give them another 2 minutes or so.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yTHtJndLjj0/TrAOBPdrgbI/AAAAAAAAEYs/vpga0Xt8CYI/s1600/IMG3136.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="440" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yTHtJndLjj0/TrAOBPdrgbI/AAAAAAAAEYs/vpga0Xt8CYI/s640/IMG3136.JPG" width="640" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divI'm always unsure as to what would be an appropriate dish to bring in a situation such as this, what would you think is a good dish to bring?br /br /Gina/div

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