Merry Christmas bloggers! 🎄🎄🎄
This time of year is always super hectic, but enjoyable to say the least. Every year, we travel to South Florida to visit my family for Christmas Eve dinner and then come back home to spend Christmas Day with my hubby’s family. Hectic, because of all the driving, but it works so perfect in the end.
This year, Christmas Eve was on a Sunday, so the hubby and I were able to spend the whole weekend in South Florida, which was amazing because we got a lot of really good quality time with the family.
My grandma wanted my cousin and I to come over and help her bake some cookies for dessert that night; we decided this would be a tradition from now on because it was so much fun! While we were baking and covering the whole kitchen in powdered sugar, we were gossiping and chatting over the wedding and upcoming trips, etc Since my cousin lives in New York (stay tuned for lots of posts from that trip this coming weekend! Ahhh!), we really don’t get to spend a lot of time together, so these couple hours we spent baking and chatting were super special. 😍
My grandma didn’t have anything chocolate on the menu for dessert, so my cousin, Ashley, decided to look up some fun recipes for chocolate cookies. These crinkle cookies are delicious and really fun to watch bake! The big key for them though is they really need to be chilled when you go to roll them and toss them in the powdered sugar because they get very sticky if they aren’t cooled. They were sticking to all of our fingers by the end of the process! But they turned out goregous and delicious! 🍪🍪🍪
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups all purpose flour (you can also use coconut flour or almond flour)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup applesauce (we used applesauce instead of vegetable oil, but if you wanted to use vegetable oil, you would just use ½ cup as well)
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, cocoa powder and applesauce until well combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
- In another bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder and begin to add to the cocoa mixture a little bit at a time.
- *** it’s best to let the dough chill in the refridgerator overnight, but if you are making them same day like we did, an hour in the fridge should be fine.
- Preheat the oven to 350º
- Once the dough is chilled, begin to roll into little balls and coat each dough ball very well with the powdered sugar. (you think it’s too much at a certain point, but it’s not)
- Bake for about 10-13 minutes depending on the oven – keep checking them every couple of minutes
- Let them cool and serve 🥂