Saturday, 3 November 2012

Choc Crinkles

Me being me forgot to put Cocoa powder on my shopping list so instead of using Cocoa for baking I used my Options cocoa powder for hot chocolate, This one was flavoured mint and it has worked quite well with these biscuits. Normally I would not entertain the idea of using drinking chocolate in baking but I was tired and wanted to get the dough done so that it could sit over night ready for baking this morning.
You will notice that I have not put an amount for the icing sugar as this is because you will need to coat your hands in this when shaping the dough in to balls and then you will need to coat the biscuits in icing sugar before baking. The amount you use is up to you.

What you need:
3 oz cocoa Powder
13 oz caster sugar
120 ml veg oil
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
9 oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
icing sugar

What you do:
In a bowl mix the cocoa sugar extract and oil.

Beat in the eggs
  then fold in the flour and baking powder.
Cover and leave in a cool place over night.

Preheat oven to 170 o'C and grease and line your baking trays.
Coat your hands in icing sugar, you will need to keep doing this until your dough runs out. Do not worry if the icing sugar gets in the bowl, it wont hurt the cookies

Take about a heaped tsp of dough and shape in to a ball. Repeat until all the dough is used. Place them on the baking trays spread well apart as they will spread.

Cover the balls with icing sugar, the amount you use is up to you.
Bake in the oven for 10 to 20 minutes. The time depends on how big and how chewy you want them. the large ones I tend to bake them for 10 minutes so that they are a nice chewy doughy cookie.
Leave on the baking tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Happy Baking


  1. They look like little yummy rocks Shelly!! Nice work!!!

  2. I love the crinkliness of these biscuits and using mint flavoured hot chocolate sounds quite intriguing! Could you taste the mint? I wonder what the orange one would be like too! These are lovely little biscuits! :-)

    1. Thank you xxx I thought so but the kids just say they tasted yummy and no one else got to try them before they all went. xxx