It's Cookie Time
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate crinkle cookies are usually tooth-achingly sweet, with just a couple of wide gaping cracks instead of a crackly surface. For cookies that live up to the name, we use a combination of unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder (plus a boost from espresso powder) for a deep, rich chocolate flavor. Using brown sugar instead of granulated lends a more complex, tempered sweetness with a bitter molasses edge that complements the chocolate. A combination of both baking powder and baking soda gave us cookies with the right amount of lift and spread, helping produce good fissures on the outside. But the real key was rolling the cookies in granulated sugar before the powdered sugar. It helped produce the perfect crackly exterior and kept the powdered sugar coating in place.
Secrets to Perfect Cookies
When it comes to cookies, we know our way around the kitchen (and the cookie jar). Our team used our years of cookie-baking experience to compile a list of tips to help guarantee perfect cookies, every time. We cover everything from essential tools to shaping cookies to the importance of properly preheating your oven. Here's everything you need to know to bake the perfect batch.