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Hi! My name is Emily and I blog all the things (but mostly food…and mostly desserts) over at Is This Really My Life. I’m sure I sound like a broken record when I say I absolutely love guest posting on the Crafting Chicks. I adore these girls and am blessed to call them my friends online and off.
And yes, they’re as kind, genuine, talented, creative and inspiring in real life as they are online.
If you caught my triple chocolate grasshopper cookies as part of their Bloggers Best: 12 Days of Christmas series, then you may remember the use of “decadent” in the title of that recipe as well. I tried coming up with a word other than decadent for these decadent double chocolate crinkle cookies and the thesaurus’ next best was “delectable.” Let’s be honest, delectable doesn’t roll off the tongue like decadent so decedant it is…and decadent they are!
This year’s Bloggers Best is all about decking the virtual halls with our favorite Christmas carols, and while I love just about every carol (as long as it’s not sung by Alvin & the Chipmunks), one of my very most favorites is “Let It Snow” by Harry Connick Jr. because THOSE TRUMPETS.
While those ever popular Mexican wedding cookies may come to mind first when imagining a snow-inspired dessert, I’ll take rich chocolate cookie dough rolled in powdered sugar over shortbread dough any day.
Why are these chocolate crinkles so decadent? I’ve taken your classic chocolate crinkles recipe and kicked it up a notch by adding a titch of instant espresso powder (optional but I highly recommend it) to enhance the chocolate flavor. I also threw in mini semisweet chocolate chips because double chocolate is always better than single chocolate.
Doesn’t the crinkled powdered sugar look super snowy on top of all that chocolate goodness? It’s like these double chocolate crinkle cookies were meant to be eaten while listening to Harry Connick Jr. belt out the lyrics to “Let It Snow.”
By the way, When My Heart Finds Christmas is in the top three of my all-time favorite Christmas CDs and not just because Harry signed it for me years after I purchased it. It wouldn’t be the holidays in our home (or our minivan) without Harry Connick Jr.!
Decadent Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- 1 cup unsweetend cocoa powder
- 1 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar
- Mix together cocoa powder, espresso powder, sugar and oil in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time followed by vanilla.
- Combine flour, bakin powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add to cocoa mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough (a medium cookie scoop is perfect!) and roll into a ball. Coat each ball in powdered sugar before placing on cookie sheet.
- Baked for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Let cool on cookie sheet for 3 to 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you love decadent desserts as much as I do, you simply must bake these salted caramel butter bars. They pair perfectly with crinkle cookies for your holiday neighbor plates!