Saturday, December 02, 2006

Chocolate Krinkle Puffs

After many months of neglect, I'm back to the cooking blog for the Christmas season. Last Christmas, my husband's aunt gave me several family cookie recipes, including this one from her grandmother, Grama Graves.


2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c. milk
granulated sugar for coating

Preheat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheets.

1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.

2. Cream the butter and brown sugar.

3. Beat in melted chocolate, egg, vanilla, and milk.

4. Blend in dry ingredients.

[At this point it is very helpful to chill the dough for a little while to make it easier to work with.]

5. Roll dough into balls in palm of hand, 1 tsp at a time. Roll balls in granulated sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheet. (They can be pretty close together because they don't spread during baking.)

Bake at 375 for seven minutes.

Makes about six dozen (!)