I followed the recipe to the T with the only change being, I used butter instead of margarine and the first tray I baked, really spread. I’m guessing that it has something to do with the difference in humidity levels and altitude. Sara mentioned that she rolled the dough into balls before placing on the baking sheet. My dough was not as stiff, so when I saw it spread this much, I added a couple of heaped tablespoons of flour to the rest of the cookie dough and this batch turned out much better. I didn’t sprinkle icing sugar over it, but if you’d like to, you can. Despite the difference in the appearance, I think this is a really good cookie to have on your platter. Head over to Sara’s blog to see what they are actually supposed to look like.
Chipper Crinkle Cookies
Adapted from: Simply Sara
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
6 tbsp butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (I used about 2 tbsp extra flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I just used some chopped up chocolate)
Icing sugar for dusting, if desired
Preheat the oven to 170ºC. Line a cookie sheet with some greased baking paper and keep aside.
Place 1 cup of the roughly chopped chocolate in a small saucepan and place it on gently heat. When melted, stir till smooth. Keep aside to cool a little.
In the meanwhile, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.
Add the vanilla and beat well until smooth.
Add the melted chocolate and beat until smooth.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the bowl. Mix till well incorporated.
Add the chocolate chips to the cookie dough. Mix well.
Drop spoonfuls of the batter on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges firm up. The centers may still be a little soft and that’s okay.
Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet itself, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
You can dust with icing sugar, if you’d like.
Let me know if you’d like to join in on the fun for the remainder of this wonderful event. We still have 10 weeks to go!
Don’t forget to check what the others have made this week!