The baking rivalry heated up at school when my baking rival, Eunji, threatened to bring baked goods in for student council to finally prove that she is the better baker. She had me try one early on in the day before the meeting and then e-mailed me three pictures of the cookies. What can I say? They were delicious! A kind of perfect amount of sweetness, a little crunch on the outside, nice and soft on the inside! Plus they look oh so cute.
Chocolate Crinkles, from Betty Crocker
Makes 72 cookies (they are very little and bite-sized)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsps vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
In a large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until almost no imprint when touched lightly in centre. Immediately remove from cookie sheets onto cooling racks.
So my question now, since I have already acceded to the fact that she is the better baker, do I even try to compete at this point?! Probably not. Great job, Eunji!