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Chocolate Crinkles

A cross between a cookie and a brownie, these are super easy to make and cheap! Give 'em a twist with a touch of cinnamon, or dried fruit bits; or sprinkles! If adding chocolate chips however, be sparing as the cookie might end up crumbling instead.
Course: Appetiser or Snack
Servings: 48 cookies, or so

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 1/3 c raw sugar packed
  • 1 c melted butter (can substitute with vegetable or canola oil)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c icing sugar or more

Instructions

  • Sift together all dry ingredients except the coffee powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together all wet ingredients, plus the coffee and salt. Make sure they are thoroughly combined.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the dry. With either a paddle attachment or a silicone spoon, stir together until a dough is formed, and all the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed in.
  • Cover with cling wrap and put in the fridge for four hours to overnight.
  • Prepare a bowl filled with the icing sugar. Using a small spoon, or rolling out the dough into logs, make 1 inch balls of dough (or 2 inch balls.)
  • Roll the dough balls in icing sugar and place on a lined baking tray, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees centigrade / 350 degrees F, for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake, or you lose the chewy texture of the cookies! (For 2 inch balls, about 15 minutes.)
  • Cool for about 10 minutes on tray before removing. Cookies should be a somewhat cakey texture, chewy, but not falling apart. Excellent slightly warm, or with tea or coffee.