Friday, December 1, 2006

Chocolate Crinkles

My mom found this recipe in a Betty Crocker Christmas collection. It has since become a holiday favorite amongst my family and friends.


2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup icing sugar


Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together margarine, sugar, vanilla, and peppermint extract until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, add cocoa. Add flour mixture and stir until blended. Cover; chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Place icing sugar on a plate. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto icing sugar. Roll dough into a ball and coat well with icing sugar. Place cookies on greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for9-10 minutes, or until a slight imprint remains when cookie is touched lightly in the middle. Remove to racks immediately to cool.

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