Mom’s Rich Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

About a year ago, Mom moved from Oregon back to Texas.  There’s a saying that you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl! We are all VERY happy to have her back here where she belongs!  With that said, Mom loves to bake! I’m not saying we wouldn’t love her just as much if she didn’t, but let’s just say we love it that she does!  These chocolate crinkle cookies are TO…DIE…FOR!  Rich chocolate bites of chewy goodness that completely satisfy that chocolate craving!  Be careful…they’re so good you might find them disappearing just as quickly as you take them out of the oven!

Mom's Rich Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

Mom’s Rich Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

Mom & Me at Tyler Florence's Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco

Mom & Me at Tyler Florence’s Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco

Mom’s Rich Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

makes about 6 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar

Preparation:

Stir together sugar and oil in a large bowl.  Add the cocoa, beat until well blended, then beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt, then gradually add the cocoa mixture, beating well. Cover and refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle, at least 6 hours.

Heat oven to 350°, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (if no parchment, spray with nonstick spray). Shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll in powered sugar to coat then place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are crackled. Cool slightly, then remove  to a wire rack to cool completely.

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