I discovered that I had most of the ingredients for the chocolate crinkle cookies so I made a batch. I only had 3 ounces of chocolate instead of the 4 ounces the recipe called for but I didn’t think that would matter much.
They are pretty good and were so easy to make! I do think that fourth ounce of chocolate would have made them even that much better.
My daughter and I were discussing how much we love those chocolate cookies that have powdered sugar sprinkled on them. They remind me of a molten lava cake! My mouth is watering just thinking about them. I wish I had the ingredients to make them because I sure could use one right now.
Here is the recipe from the Betty Crocker website.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
We were able to choose from any past theme on Heads or Tails for this weeks theme. I chose Sweet or Sour and want to tell you about sweet!
They are out to get me. I absolutely love chocolate but it gives me headaches. I am almost willing to suffer the headache to taste those wonderful Cadbury eggs that are advertised so heavily this time of year. They are made of a milk chocolate shell, housing a white and yellow filling made from egg, cream, sugars and other additives. They are just the right consistency of chocolate versus filling, in my opinion. I can see my need for the best acne treatment already! Ha!
Another of my favorite candies are those little bird eggs. They taste like they are made of white chocolate that have a little malt flavoring. The inside is a milk chocolate. I have to eat ten of these to make up enough to satisfy my needs and wants.
I recommend a ladies retreat to get you through the dead of winter. I needed time with a bunch of nice women who were also ready for a getaway. Our church held a chocolate boutique where we tasted chocolate, made chocolate candy and talked about how chocolate was good for us. It was a fun retreat that taught us how to enjoy life with good friends.
During one portion of the boutique, I taught a clinic, (you can read about it and look at the fun pictures on my blog, My Opinion Counts), on making chocolate molded candy. I made an apron in case it got messy. Funny thing was, I wiped my hands on my pants because i forgot I was wearing the apron!
I have been introduced to some great bloggers and one of them is Liza over at Moms…Check nyo. I love what she had to say about chocolate. I always had a good feeling about chocolate. Liza has confirmed my suspicions.
Here are some myths and facts to set the records straight.
MYTH: Chocolate is not nutritious.
FACT: Chocolate is a good source of folic acid, copper and magnesium. It contains antioxidabts that help protect the body against the damaging effects caused by stress, pollution, and processed foods.
MYTH: Chocolate causes zits.
FACT: Contrary to popular belief, there is no scientific proof that pimples are related to chocolate consumption.
MYTH: Chocolate causes cavities.
FACT: Although chocolate has high sugar content, it also contains minerals that inhibit the growth of tooth decay.
MYTH: Chocolate makes you fat.
FACT: Overindulgence is what makes you fat. Eating in moderation together with exercise is the key to maintaining a healthy body weight.
To put it simply, you can’t go wrong with chocolates.
I think I will help myself to another helping of chocolate cake. Thanks Liza!
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This is the time of year that we try to find that one special gift that lets our special someone know how much we care about them. We think about their hobbies and interests and wonder what we can add to help them enjoy them more. If you are like me, you run out of ideas! Thankfully, Techie has a blog that has great ideas on how to spoil your spouse or other loved one. This site is useful all year long but especially at this time of year! Spoil your special someone with Christmas gift ideas like yummy chocolate. Sure, you probably thought of chocolate but this is personalized chocolate! Spoil On has more unique ideas like that so check out the site and then relax and enjoy the season.