• ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces baking chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ to 1 cup powdered sugar

A delicious chocolate cookie from one generation to another

Tales of the Dinner Belle

By Brenda Stanley

I learned how to cook and bake from my mother and grandmother and something they’ve passed down to me that is so special are recipes that are written in their handwriting. One of my favorites is my grandmother’s recipe for chocolate crinkle cookies.  They were something me and my brothers looked forward to every time she visited. They are cakey and full or chocolate flavor and they are so unique looking with their sweet crinkles. It’s important that you chill the dough. It makes creating the shape of the cookie much easier. You can also halve this recipe because it make about 6 dozen cookies- however, my grandkids usually have them gone before they even get time to cool.

Belle’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 ounces baking chocolate, melted

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ to 1 cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl, mix together the oil, melted chocolate, and sugar.  Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed.  Mix in the vanilla. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Stir the dry ingredients slowly into the chocolate mixture until well mixed.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for several hours. Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, shape the dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool on racks.

Here is her original recipe. I love that it is in her handwriting :)