Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
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Serves: About a dozen cookies
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) (113 gms) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup (~ 6 oz) ( 165 gms) white granulated sugar
  • 1 Flax Egg or 1 Egg (For flax egg, in a bowl mix 2.5 tbsp water with 1 tbsp powdered flaxseeds. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes until it thickens)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (~ 5 oz) (140 gms) all purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup cocoa (~ 1 oz) ( 25 gms)
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips ( ~ 3 oz) (100 gms)
  • About ¾ cup - 1 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  1. In a bowl cream softened butter until creamy. To it add sugar and mix until fully incorporated. Add flax egg (or regular egg if using) and vanilla extract and mix.
  2. Add flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda and mix.Add chocolate chips and fold into the dough. The dough is going to be thick.
  3. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let it sit in fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to bake, pre heat oven to 350F.
  5. Take out the chilled dough from fridge and let it sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes so it's easy to roll it. Roll it into balls (for medium sized cookies, I used about 1.5 - 2 tbsp of dough).
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminium foil.
  7. Roll dough balls into confectioner's sugar generously and place them on baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for about 9-10 minutes by rotating the cookie sheet halfway.
  9. When you take out the cookies from oven, they will be soft in middle but they will harden upon sitting.
  10. Let them sit on baking sheet for few minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool.
  11. The cookies will flatten a bit and always try to use a large flat spatula to transfer them from baking sheet to cooling rack as it ensures that cookies don't break.
  12. Once completely cool, store in airtight container for upto a week.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/fudgy-chocolate-crinkle-cookies/