Friday, December 12, 2008

Chocolate Crinkles

This is another one of my all time favorite cookies. I posted this recipe last year, but I'm reposting it now (with better pictures). This is a great Christmas cookie. Especially if you're like me and you're giving everyone cookies for Christmas. Who has money for presents? 

Chocolate Crinkles
1/2 c vegetable oil
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate (1 oz each)
2 c sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
2 t vanilla
2 c rice flour mix
1/2 t xanthan gum
1/4 t salt
1 t baking powder
confectioners sugar

Melt chocolate, then mix with oil and sugar. Mix in eggs, one at a time. (If your eggs are cold, it will cause the warm chocolate to stiffen up and then you will have to warm up your dough somehow, so don't do that - use warm eggs.) Stir in the vanilla, then add the rice flour mix, xanthan gum, salt and baking powder. Mix everything together, then stick the bowl in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. 
Heat oven to 350. Form dough into small balls (dough will be stiff) and roll in confectioners sugar. Place 2" apart on a greased cookie sheet, and bake 10-12 minutes (just until they feel slightly firm when you touch the top of one). 
Makes about 3 dozen. 


  1. these look delicious! Lovely photos.

  2. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Very tempting! Very nice photos!

  3. Anonymous1:51 PM

    These look super good! I'm going to have to try them as soon as I get my grain mill and can grind my own rice flour. :) I'll be back to read more recipes!

  4. You have officially made me hungry. I must make these! Yummy!

  5. i'm having a GF bake day soon...this will be a perfect addition to the cookie exhange ;)

  6. I made these last week, I think it was. they are SOOO good!! Thank you so much for the recipe! YUM!

  7. these were sooooo good!

  8. Anonymous10:27 PM

    Just found your blog and these made me smile. Chocolate crackles are one of my all time favorite Christmas cookies too (and my mom makes about a dozen different kinds).

    Perhaps I'll make some for the hubby and me.

  9. Anonymous1:11 AM

    just made these.. double batch. reduced the sugar, used honey for a big chunk of it.

    rolled them in ground almonds instead of the sugar. and .. and.. and..... they were AMAZING!


  10. Anonymous1:15 PM

    I made these last night and they are really delicious! You have the best gluten free recipes ever. I love your pie crust (mini pies/galettes) recipe, it is my 'go to' GF pie crust. I was devastated when I mis-placed it temporarily.