Jun 01 2009

Do recipes have feelings?

Published by at 3:27 pm under Desserts,Heirloom recipes,Recipes

By Sarah B

I apologize off the bat for the trite sentiment, but I recently felt sorry for an old recipe I haven’t made in years.

And, well, maybe I just wanted cookies.

Anyway, “mocha crinkles” used to be one of my go-to recipes. They’re relatively easy, pretty, and yummy. They’re crowd pleasers. I used to make them for most special occasions. But somewhere along the line, I lost track of them; like they fell out of my own personal fashion. I moved onto other cookies, and branched out into breads and cakes. But lately, I’ve been fondly remembering the joy that they brought me… and lamenting my abandonment of them. I hope they don’t mind. Anyway, they’ve managed to taste just as fabulous as I remember, because I made them on Sunday. And, to make it up to them, I’m sharing them with all of you.

Mocha Crinkles, baked by me 5.31.09

Mocha Crinkles, baked by me 5.31.09

Mocha Crinkles

(from “America’s Favorite Brand Name Light Cooking” published by Publications International, 1998)

What You’ll Need:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons instant espresso or coffee granules
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

What To Do:

1. Mix flour, cocoa, espresso, baking soda, salt and pepper in medium bowl; set aside.
2. Beat brown sugar and oil in another medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in sour cream, egg and vanilla.
3. Beat in flour mixture until soft dough forms. Form dough into disc; cover. Refrigerate dough until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place powdered sugar in shallow bowl. Cut dough into 1-inch pieces; roll into balls. Coat with powdered sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until tops of cookies are firm to the touch. Do not over-bake. Cool cookies completely on wire racks.
Makes 6 dozen cookies
Nutritional information per serving (1 cookie): 44 calories, 1 gram of fat, 3 mg cholesterol; 28 mg sodium

After you ajve tried this recipe come back and let me know what you think!

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