The ugly sweater party is about to get hit by a windstorm of chocolate flavor, thanks to these chocolate crinkle cookies. No, they are not the blinged-out ones singing karaoke, shouting nonsense about Uncle Ned as “the real Santa,” and falling into the punch bowl. These chocolate crinkle cookies are cool, subdued. They’re the silent-night-confections, standing in the back with a camera, secretly filming the blinged-out cookies with ripped leggings, daring everyone to “bring it,” but everyone knows they’ve got no game.
To make these cookies, just follow the recipe for Chocolate Crinkles II by “Dawn” at Allrecipes. The instructions are simple, and you can add your own “spice,” like I did, by dumping the remaining bottle of Kahlúa in the pantry into the bowl at the point where the recipe called for “2 tsps. of vanilla.” Or, you could add peppermint liquor—or a sprinkling of candy canes on top—or all of the above. It doesn’t matter.
The cookies come out somewhat plain, but very cake-like in the middle—and oh-so-tasty! It’s almost a brownie-cookie that’s dating, and everyone’s calling them brookies or cownies or something extra-special cute like that.
DO make sure to store them in an air-tight container, since you want them to remain cake-like in the middle—or just gobble them up in one sitting, who cares? Who’s watching? The Elf-on-the-Shelf? We all saw what the Elf-on-the-Shelf did at last year’s “virtual” ugly sweater party. They’re lucky they still have a job.
Your Turn: What’s your favorite food that might not look “glamorous,” but tastes really, really good?