Bittersweet Chocolate Crinkles

Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:21 pm


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely broken or chopped
3 1/2 tablespoons corn or canola oil
5 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 large egg whites
3/4 to 1 cup sifted powdered sugar for coating cookies

In a large bowl, sift together flour, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt and set aside. Combine chocolate and oil in a large, heavy saucepan over lowest heat, stirring frequently, until just melted and smooth; be very careful chocolate does not scorch. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly. Stir in corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla until well blended.
Beat egg whites into chocolate mixture and stir until brown sugar dissolves. Gently stir dry ingredients into chocolate mixture just until well blended and smooth. Cover dough and refrigerate until firm enough to shape into balls (at least 2 1/2 hours).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour several baking sheets. Place powdered sugar for coating balls in a medium-sized shallow bowl. With lightly oiled hands, roll portions of dough into 1-inch balls between palms. Roll each ball in powdered sugar until heavily coated. Arrange balls on baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake on middle oven rack for 8 to 10 minutes or until center tops are almost firm when tapped. Let stand about 2 minutes until cookies firm up slightly. transfer cookies to wire racks. Let stand until thoroughly cooled. Enjoy. (Makes about 4 dozen cookies)

Hope you like. Thanks; Virginia

Re: Bittersweet Chocolate Crinkles

Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:05 pm

I am not sure my trigliserides can take this great delight