Nothing gets me going like a good recipe and a new dish to bake. The planning, the excitement when the dish looks like its working out, the joy of seeing my family and friends gobble it up and eagerly looking forward to what I can bake next, everything about baking makes me happy (the messy kitchen counter top aside :p) Here's a peek into my kitchen, my cooking, my wonderland.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Crinkle Cookies

Crinkly goodness
Crinkle cookies... Ever since I saw a picture of them, I couldn't get over how pretty they looked. Black and white speckled beauties, almost like a haphazard zebra pattern gone wild.. Back then, I had no idea they were called crinkle cookies and I marveled at how the effect could have been produced. 

Little did I know how easy it was. The crinkle effect is due to the lil cookie balls expanding in the heat and cracking, exposing the chocolate interior beneath the white blanket of icing sugar.  Easy peasy. And if it's easy, you know I'd want to share it with you guys. They take minimal effort and look super stunning. I made them after dinner tonight and having them right out of the oven is the best thing ever. Warm, gooey fudgey chocolate center with barely crisp edges, not to mention, speckled with chocolate chips... Yes, I went to cookie heaven. Wanna go there too? Here's how...

Crinkle cookies (makes about 20 cookies)
Recipe adapted and modified from


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 70 grams dark chocolate, chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • Icing sugar to roll the cookie balls in
  • Melt the butter
  • Add in the finely chopped chocolate and mix till the chocolate has melted
  • Add the sugar, coffee powder, vanilla extract, egg and beat
  • Sift the flour and baking powder and add to the mixture. 
  • Add the chocolate chips
  • Chill the dough for a few hours until firm
  • Pre-heat your oven to 160 C
  • Roll even sized balls of the mixture, roll them in the icing sugar till well-covered and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for about 9 minutes till the cookie has cracked and cooked. It will be moist in the center.
  • Cool till warm and serve

So go ahead, Get, Set, Bake!!