I had much fun making these Chocolate Crinkle Brownie Cookies. When I saw it on Angie’s blog, Angie’s Recipes, I told myself I would make these one day. But then the thought refused go away. This one is just too tempting. The recipe looks like a brownie recipe. I love brownies and brownies in a cookie with all the beautiful crinkly look is just too much for me to resist! This would make a perfect dessert for any time.
So when everyone’s in bed, I sneaked out into my kitchen to make these! I found that you have to make the dough and keep it in the fridge…that’s perfect! I won’t miss so much sleep then without the baking. I didn’t follow Angie’s way of doing it. I wanted it real quick and go to bed again. So I followed the way to make brownies……just melt and mix. It’s really quick. I got up very early the next morning to bake them. I had much fun rolling and coating them with icing sugar and putting them to bake. Peeping into the oven was a real thrill when I saw the icing on top crack into beautiful patterns!
I must say that my cookies don’t look as beautiful as Angie’s ones. My only guess was that I didn’t want to coat with too much icing sugar….trying to cut down on the calories…..hehe. I think you need to coat it thickly with the icing sugar. Maybe next time I will cut down on the sugar in the brownie mixture and make up for it with more icing sugar on the outside. But they were very delicious. A friend came by to visit and I gave her half of it. She was so happy. She liked them very much.
I love how Angie always uses spelt flour in her cooking. I prefer to use spelt flour too. Spelt flour is more friendly to our digestive system than plain flour. Angie has a lovely blog with easy home cooked meals and bakes. You got to check it out. Her landing page is awesome. You’ll be greeted with mouth watering food pictures the moment you land on her blog. She lives in Germany and is very friendly.
Spelt flour is much more expensive than plain flour, especially the organic ones. You can buy them in health shops. I always get mine from Sainsbury. Sometimes I buy whole grain spelt flour to replace whole wheat flour.
Here is my Chocolate Crinkle Brownie Cookies recipe that I changed slightly from Angie’s. My chocolate comes in 200g a bar so I just added all compared to hers where she used 180g. I don’t have dark chocolate mocha beans so I added coffee. This is a very easy recipe, just melt and mix all in a pot. Easy clean up, too. I made 30 pieces. They fit into 2 trays which I bake in one go.
1C spelt flour
1/2t baking powder
1/2t fine sea salt
Mix and sieve.
200g dark chocolate
1T instant coffee mixed with 1/2T boiling water
Put all in a pot and melt under low fire. Keep stirring. Remove from heat.
Put all of Ingredients C in a bowl and beat well with a fork. Add to the chocolate mixture. Mix well. Finally add the four mixture and mix. Put it into the fridge and chill 2 hours or overnight. I had mine overnight. You can pour the batter into a bowl like mine or you can put the whole pot into the fridge if there’s enough space in your fridge. That will save you even more washing.
Ingredients D (for coating)
Scoop out the chilled dough and roll into balls. Flatten slightly and dip into icing sugar.
Arrange them on a paper lined baking tray and bake at 165 degrees Celsius for about 12 minutes. Cool and enjoy.
Remember if you want a more beautiful look, coat them thickly with icing sugar before you bake them.
Are you a chocolate person? What is your favourite chocolate cookies? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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Other chocolate recipes that you may be interested in:
Chocolate Shortbread Slice
Chocolate Coconut Slice
Double Chocolate Cookies
My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends
Best Layered Chocolate Cheese Cake
Zebra Chocolate Butter Cake
Chocolate Yoghurt Cake