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I have always had trouble making the usual Chocolate Crinkles - they always turned out crunchy! These are so easy - I have made them three times for Christmas already and will probably make more today. I do chill the dough which makes them a little easier to work with. Great recipe!
A super easy and fast recipe. I had a bit of trouble getting the cookies to "set" -- a few passes back through the oven did the trick. I recommend a beginning bake time of no less than 12 minutes. Also, really dredge the cookie balls in the sugar ... much is absorbed during baking, which leaves the cookies with only a minimum of white powdered coating. I plan on decreasing the oil to 1/4 cup to see if this helps stop the powdered sugar from "disappearing."
I had to re-review this simply because I tried the same recipe using STRAWBERRY cake mix and wanted to tell y'all about it. I increased the oil to 3/4 cup because even though I LOVED the chocolate ones, I ended up overcoooking them by just a couple minutes and when they cooled, they were very hard. So I wanted to ensure that even if I overcook them again by accident, that I'll still end up with a soft, chewy cookie. This worked wonderfully with 3/4 cup oil!~!! Sent a batch of the strawberry ones to hubby's work and everyone asked how in the world strawberry cookies can be made? They'd never heard of them and LOVED 'em!! Karen, this will be my ALL TIME FAVORITE cookie recipe for the rest of my life!~ 10 stars at least! Karen, you're awesome!
Karen, these were AWESOME! I have three words for anyone thinking of making these: QUICK, EASY, DELICIOUS! I only wish I had made a double batch of these! You can bet next time I will! BTW, these were for my Christmas goody trays, and everyone loved them, especially my husband, who would rather not have parted with them...but you know, Christmas, better to give than to receive, all that.:) Thanks for another great recipe!
Awesome; just adding a tip that I learned from Julie VanRosendall: for the chewiest cookies (with any recipe) it's more about not overMIXING than it is about not over cooking. Of course, overcooking them doesn't help... but they may end up too doughy if you undercook. Basically... after you combine the wet and dry ingredients, only mix until the dough comes together or else the flour/gluten gets overworked and becomes tough.
WARNING--THESE COOKIES ARE ADDICTIVE! I made exactly as specified, except I wound up with 58 cookies, baking for 9 minutes they were PERFECT! Not too sweet, or heavy, but decadent just the same. Thanks for a great recipe that I can make anytime. And darn you because I'll be making it often :)
Yummy! Made these for Christmas using a Red Velvet (Duncan Hines) cake mix. Excellent. The dough is tough to mix; I used my hands and it worked very well. Thanks!
These were wonderful! So easy and so fudgy! My kids loved them. They formed perfect circles and held their shape so nicely, they looked like a professional made them. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
I took these to a party and I couldn't believe how fast they were all eaten! I used yellow cake mix and a half a bag of mini chocolate chips and rolled in powdered sugar. I got about 35 cookies in the first batch and close to 60 in the second batch (I think I made them smaller) Kids and Adults loved them! Thanks for the recipe!!
UPDATE: I made these with 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce to cut down on the fat and calories and they are delicious. They are a bit more "fluffy" but hey, at 51 calories and 0.75 gm fat per cookie, I can deal with that! They are delicious and I can now eat guilt free (unless I eat them all!)
Oh these are GOOD, GOOD, GOOD! I added 1/2 a bag of semi sweet choc chips to these and they just melt in your mouth. These look as well as they taste. TY!