I'm back! It's been quite a long time since I've posted- in fact I think it's the longest I've ever gone without blogging since the start of stixandstonez. I have to say it's been really nice to step back and take a break. Usually when I take a pause from the blog, I'm still taking photos, visiting stores and restaurants to blog about, and working on the next month's calendar. However, this past week and a half I focused on spending time with my family and not even thinking about the blog. So yes, it was nice to take a break but I'm also so excited to be back! And today I have a special treat to share with you all...
Introducing chocolate crinkle cookies. These things are delicious. They're almost like a brownie, but they have a firm, powder sugar-coated exterior and a warm, chewy, almost gooey center. They are decadent and rich, and the perfect compliment to a cold glass of milk. They also happen to be super easy to make. They do take a little extra time since the finished batter has to rest in the fridge, but once they are done they will be gone in seconds.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies:
(This recipe is adapted from a recipe found on AllRecipes)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup extra dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1. In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 4 hours. (I chilled the dough for about 2 hours then stuck it in the freezer for a half hour).
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into one inch balls. I like to use a number 50 size scoop. Coat each ball in confectioners' sugar before placing onto prepared cookie sheets.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!