I had wanted the Betty Crocker cookbook as a wedding/ shower gift, but I did not receive it. When I was married for about a year, my grandparents, my memere and pepere, (who btw~ absolutely ROCKED) gave me the cookbook for Christmas. We lived about 3 hours away from them.
After spending Christmas at their house I had returned home and my grandmother had called me; She asked me to plan a visit in the near future for me to bring back the cookbook. She was upset that she did not write in it. I thought this was the silliest thing ever, but a month later, I made the drive to go visit, and she wrote in my book.
She passed away the following year just a few days before Christmas. That had been my last Christmas with her.
I treasure this book. I miss my grandparents each and every day.......
they were two very special, selfless, loving people
from that beloved cookbook comes this recipe.. a recipe that I make every year, chocolate crinkles....
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
4 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted & cooled ( I use bakers' chocolate)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup powdered sugar
Mix granulated sugar, oil, vanilla, and chocolate. Mix in eggs one at a time. Stir in flour , baking powder & salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Drop dough by teaspoonful into powdered sugar ; roll around to coat . Shape into balls. Place about 2 inches on greased cookie sheet. Bake until almost no indentation remains when touched... 10-12 minutes.
now, I have to be honest and let you know that despite the fact that I make these annually, I've never had them come out correctly. Until this year :)
Last year the looked beautiful, but could break a tooth. I used it as my centerpiece for my cookie party because they looked pretty, but we had to put up a sign that said
'for display only'
thank you for letting me share my memory with you..... I think that this story has much to do with my passion for cooking....
on another note..... I am SO excited for tomorrow's cookie!!!!
I am practically bursting at the seams!!!!!!
thanks for reading!