We all have those favorite recipes and comfort foods that make us feel warm and nostalgic. I was lucky to know my Great Grandmother and to spend holidays at her house as a child. Some of my earliest memories are of her Christmas cookies and Easter egg hunts in her front yard. Every year, my mom and her sister make Great Grandma's chocolate crinkle cookies at Christmas and I eat my weight in them over the holidays. This recipe is really easy; you make the batter a day ahead of time and chill it overnight. It makes 6 dozen cookies and once the batter has been chilled, you just roll, shape and drop them to bake. I hope they bring you as much happiness as they do us.
Great Grandma's Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 squares of unsweetened melted chocolate
2 cups of granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of powdered sugar (Set aside for day 2)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups of flour
Day 1: Mix oil and granulated sugar, blend in 1 egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Stir flour, baking powder and salt into the oil mix. Chill this batter overnight. (I chill mine in my metal mixing bowl, covered with plastic wrap)
Day 2: Preheat oven to 350. Drop dough by the teaspoon into powdered sugar, roll and shape into balls. Place the coated dough balls 2" apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes.