I told you that I wanted to make the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Nicole wrote about on her blog Little Brown Pen, but I didn't quite manage to get them made in time for our holiday party (alas!). Instead, we brought them to a friend's fete the next night, and she immediately knew what they were. "Crinkle cookies!" she laughed. I was thrilled to have brought her a treat she knew and loved.
The cookies are simple to make and look great when baked. I refrigerated the dough overnight so it was well-chilled and also used a melon baller to scoop out the dough, which made for very evenly-sized cookies.
My only regret is that I didn't use a higher quality cocoa powder for the recipe. I was shopping at Fairway and had to opt for Hershey's, which was all the store had. I think they'd be even better made with delicious chocolate powder as the base. A little investigating also revealed some recipes for Crinkles that use butter, so next time I might try using melted butter in place of the vegetable oil for a richer, more refined flavor.