When I think of Christmas as a little girl many images come to mind. My mother always made chocolate crinkle cookies. This cookie defines Christmas for me, it takes me back to those worry free days of counting down to Christmas. Dad was a firefighter so we celebrated Christmas either on the Eve or Christmas morning depending on which 24 hour shift he was gone. We always left these cookies with milk for Santa and put out a bowl of ice cream for the reindeer because dad convinced us it was there favorite!
On thing I love most about this cookies is the kids can feel like they are participating. Rolling the balls is something any child can do!
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 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.
- 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.