For when you MUST have chocolate…

January 12, 2010

Chocolate is the world’s most indulgent comfort food. After a particularly unforgiving day of child-rearing, dinner disasters, and wide awake 2 month olds, it is the perfect ending. But what do you do if you have no prepared chocolate goodies?

You make some at 10PM.

These cookies came out of my head after seeing the recipe for Chocolate Crinkles on Joy of Baking. With no good chocolate in the house, though, that recipe doesn’t quite work for me. Enter my cheap Hershey’s cocoa powder and some Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Crinkles

1 cup (135g) all purpose flour
1/4 cup (20g)cocoa powder
1 teaspoon (5g) baking powder
1/4 (3g) teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons (75g) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons (30g) milk
1 cup (175g) chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk well to combine and to break up any lumps. In another small bowl, stir together the softened butter and sugar until combined. Stir in the egg well, and then stir in the milk. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoon (or small cookie scoop) into the powdered sugar and coat very well. Place on cookie sheet and bake until the cookies just bounce back after you poke them with a finger. 12-15 minutes should do it. Cool for about 5 minutes on the sheet before moving to cooling rack.

Yield: 23-24 delectable, cake-like morsels of powdered-sugared chocolately deliciousness.

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One Response to “For when you MUST have chocolate…”

  1. veggieinmilwaukee said

    I have made cookies like these before and it really hits the spot. I have read through a lot of your blog and it is something that I want to follow. I also have a blog on wordpress. Check it out if you have time in your busy schedule. Raising children is a saint’s job.

    http://veggieinmilwaukee.wordpress.com

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