I love the holidays, after all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.  My favorite thing about this time of year, is all of the wonderful smells that go through my house and being able to share treats and goodies with those closest to me.  For me, the holidays are about getting together with family and friends over delicious food, laughing and enjoying each others company.  I call it the three F’s; food, family and friends.  My best memories from growing up come from the kitchen with my mom and sister.  There is nothing better than making yummy Christmas goodies, decorating cookies and of course eating a few.  My favorite cookie, because I’m a chocoholic, is a chocolate crinkle:

  • oven 375
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C white sugar
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil, you can also use coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon (I love cinnamon but you can omit this if you prefer)
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • sifted powder sugar for coating

In a large mixing bowl beat the first 7 ingredients with an electric mixer just until combined.  Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer and stir in the rest.  To avoid a floured kitchen, I beat in about 1/2 C at a time. Cover and chill dough for a minimum of 1 hr, until it can be handled.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in powder sugar to coat and place an inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.  The edges will be set and the top will look crinkled.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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