Monday, January 3, 2011

Crinkle Cookies

I love New Years Day!
I love the Christmas holiday seasons because  my husband and I spent so much time with my family. We eat a lot, play every board game we own (twice) and spend time laughing, giving and sharing all the festivities :)

I made the most adorable cookies for New Years Day! 
I adapted this recipe from The Great Cookie Book.


1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 cup confectioners sugar

1. Mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil in a medium bowl. Beat eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for 4 hours or until firm enough to shape into balls.
2. Preheat oven to 250F and place rack in the center of the oven. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

3. Place the confectioner's sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll chilled dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the ball in confectioner's sugar until completely coated. Place on prepared cookie sheets 2-inches apart. Chill the dough in between batches (makes dough easier to work with).
4. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, just until edges are firm. Do not over bake, cookie should be soft and chewy. Cool on cookie racks. Serve.

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