Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Homemade: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
It's no surprise that every dessert I've made recently contains chocolate. Perhaps it's because of those chocolate cookbooks I received as gifts that have inspired me so. Or the fact that I still have 2 pounds of chocolate left from my overzealous chocolate-shopping over winter break.
Anyhoo, I found the recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies at the Joy of Baking website. I was pretty much sold on just the name alone.
Making the cookies was a pretty straightforward procedure: melt chocolate, beat eggs, combine everything together. The only trick was to refrigerate the dough for at least one hour so that it would be firm enough to scoop up and roll into ball shapes. Once the chocolate dough balls are formed, simply roll them in powdered sugar and bake for 12 minutes or so, at 325 degrees.
The results? Well you can see for yourself in the photo. Erm, not exactly the little snowballs with crackles of chocolate as I had envisioned. They actually resembled more like dried earth covered with a slight dusting of talcum powder. I attribute this to the fact that I did not roll the cookies in enough sugar powder before baking them. The taste? They were okay. I cut back on the sugar a bit in the batter and that could have altered the desired texture and flavor. For some reason, the cookies were actually quite fluffy and almost cake-like. I was expecting more chew in my mind.
Overall, the cookies were decent. They did not satiate a strong craving for a chocolatey dessert and the texture was softer than expected. Nevertheless, I ate them all so I guess that still counts for something.
Recipe Rating: 6.5/10 (Cutting back on sugar? I must be crazy)
[EDIT: I've lowered the rating on the recipe after reading Surafel's comment...and plus I feel like I need to readjust my rating system to make full use of the 1 to 10 scale]