Growing up I had NEVER heard of these cookies, but each year my girlfriends from high school and I would get together for our annual baking night! It was always so fun to see what recipes each would bring and the best part is at the end we would all make a plate with a little bit of each baked good.
One of my oldest and dearest friends from elementary school would make these Christmas Crinkle Cookies! And let me tell you the are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! For the first time this year I decided to make these for a family Christmas party and they were a hit and everyone was asking for the recipe.
This year I was unable to make it to our annual baking night, but I was there in spirit as my oldest son and I made these magical cookies!
Now I have seen and heard that there is an easier way and less ingredients to make this, however, I always love going the extra mile and making things from scratch when I can. Plus I think it is also great to teach your children to prepare things from scratch and to not lose that simple way of living. I so appreciated growing up when my grandparents and parents would make things from scratch getting those old cookbooks out that had been handed down!
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups of all purpose flour (I use organic non bleached)
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups cane sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 large eggs
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1. Combine dry ingredients (cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl) then set aside
2. Cream together wet ingredients. Place in a large mixing bowl-butter, sugar and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until combined. Then add eggs, one at a time and mix on low-medium speed just until combined.
3. Make cookie dough. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
4. Chill cookie dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator at least an hour. (I did about 2 hours-the longer you chill the thicker the cookies will be)
5. When you are ready to bake cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
6. Place powdered sugar into a medium sized bowl.
7. Roll cookies into a tablespoon sized ball and cover well into the bowl with powdered sugar.
8. Place on a baking sheet and bake about 10-15 minutes, let them cool about 5 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Now, eat up and enjoy! Maybe share 1 or 2, or bring to a Christmas party this holiday season.