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Chocolate Espresso Crinkle Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen cookies
Time 1 hr
Rich and fudgy like a brownie but with an extra kick of espresso powder, these cookies bake up soft in the middle with crispy, crackly edges. Similar recipes might skip the step of rolling the balls of cookie dough in granulated sugar before the powdered sugar. But that extra layer of sugar will prevent the powdered sugar from melting into the cookie and turning yellow-ish gray. You’re left with chocolate cookies that look like they’ve been kissed by the snow.
Special Diets:
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup neutral vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder (optional)
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
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Method

Place oven rack in top third of oven and preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, 1 cup granulated sugar, light brown sugar, vegetable oil and espresso powder. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, then stir in vanilla.

Add dry ingredients to cocoa mixture and use a wooden spoon to combine.

Place remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar and powdered sugar in two separate bowls. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and drop first in the granulated sugar for a light coating, then transfer to the powdered sugar and roll to coat (be generous). Place on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12–13 minutes (one sheet at a time), or until puffed and cracked with soft centers. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup neutral vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder (optional)
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
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Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.