Chocolate Christmas Crinkles are a kind of pastry that incorporates what I like about good cookies. A strong taste of cocoa and not too much sugar. Crinkles are great Christmas recipe and for me, it’s a sign of long cold days and evenings spent in a bakery.
From the original recipe (or from those you can find on the internet) I have cut drastically on sugar – more than half of the amount. Basically, we can divide crinkle recipes on those with melted chocolate or those containing cocoa powder. I have tried both versions and I love and prefer the one with cocoa powder. The taste is more chocolaty while not oversweetened. It’s easier to work with dough containing cocoa powder and not melted chocolate as well. And my only ingredient I believe is worth investing in this recipe is a good quality cocoa powder.
The coating of crinkles in my recipe is made out of coconut flour mixed with some cinnamon instead of icing sugar. The visual effect stays the same – crinkled cookie (and you do not have to use additional sugar to coat your cookie). Let’s enjoy good homemade cookies and stay healthy as well. It sounds like a win-win.
1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Coconut or Dark Sugar
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
4 Eggs (whole)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Coffee Powder (highlights the taste of cocoa)
Pinch of Salt
Coconut Flour – finely grinded
- You will need two bowls
- In one bowl mix with an electric mixer together cocoa powder, coconut sugar, and coconut oil until well combined and fluffy
- Add eggs, one by one and mix after adding each egg until incorporated. Add vanilla extract and mix again.
- In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and coffee powder.
- Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet chocolate mixture until well combined. You should have got a sticky dough
- Put your dough in a plastic foil or bowl covered with a plate and let it rest 4 hours or overnight in a fridge. I cannot emphasize enough how important is not to jump over this step.
- After your dough is cold enough start making small balls from it and each ball coat in coconut flour & cinnamon mixture. Put it on a non-stick baking tray. If you do not have a non-stick tray use a baking paper on a regular tray.
- Bake on 170° C for approximately 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your balls. Crinkles should sit down, crack from outside but not be totally baked from inside.
Enjoy your Christmas,