Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Serving Up {Cookies}: Loaded Chocolate Crinkles

I am posting the recipes for my very favorite cookies over the next couple of weeks - cookies that have "represented" me at my annual cookie exchange.  The best of the best!

These may look like your standard chocolate crinkles, but the key word her is LOADED.  And when I say "loaded" I mean loaded with good things like chocolate chips and chunks of candy cane kisses (like hershey kisses/hugs but sold at Christmas time - white chocolate and peppermint swirled together).  These are good enough to warrant your eyes rolling back into your head, or maybe that is just me.

Whether you are looking for cookie exchange inspiration or something to leave out for Santa to enjoy - these will definitely fit the bill.

(recipe from Karen S.)
printable version

¾ cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
¾ cup cocoa
2 ½ cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 pkg. Hershey’s Hugs (try candy cane kisses for an awesome twist)
½ pkg. milk chocolate chips

Chop the Hugs into large, coarse pieces.
Mix together well: butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, & cocoa.
Stir together flour, baking powder & salt, then add to chocolate mixture.
Stir in chopped Hugs and chocolate chips.
Chill dough for a couple of hours.
Form dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
When cooled, they can be dipped halfway in melted white chocolate for a fancier look.


  1. This recipe, as written, makes about 4 dozen - maybe a little more.
    Of course, that all depends on how many of those yummy chocolate balls you eat before baking them, which would be my problem :)