Well, I thought I'd try to make Chocolate Crinkles last year, not realizing how truffle-like they really were. It's a recipe that takes time, you get extremely chocolatey, and you produce very few cookies for the effort.
Worth it? Absolutely. Especially if you know, or are married to, a chocolate lover like I am. The recipe I followed can be found here. It claims to make 3 dozen, but I was pressed to make two, and they're small any way. Regardless, give them a try. They really are a taste of sweetness.
Now, this year? Have I mentioned my party for 200 at work called Cookies with Santa?? We're in the midst of making 64+ dozen cookies for the event. I wanted to make something similar to crinkles, but I was hoping for something a bit less...messy. Luckily, now I have assistants that can do the work that bothers me, and I can just reap the rewards!
This year, I decided to turn to the Brown Eyed Baker. A cousin of a college friend who has served as my inspiration a few times in the kitchen. If she can come up with Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, she has my vote of confidence! So, I picked her Better Than Brownies Chocolate Cookies and they are amazing! The only thing I took from my Crinkles recipe was to roll the cookies in powdered sugar before baking them. They look almost the same, but the recipe makes a ton, they grow exponentially in the oven, and they are sinfully heaven.
Truth? You could choose either recipe for a decadent chocolate cookie. They're both awesome. However, I think the Better Than Brownies are easier, and I like that the decadence is just as great as the crinkles. Give them both a try. You won't regret either, I swear!
|I cooked them on parchment to ensure they wouldn't stick. I didn't want to use any grease on these.|
Worked like a charm!