I hate seeing a good ingredient go bad, so when the expiration date on my Hershey’s cocoa powder was about up, I went searching for a good recipe to use it.
Of course, the best place to find recipes for a single ingredient is that ingredient’s website, so the first place I found was Hershey’s site, and voila! A fantastic cocoa crinkle cookie recipe.
I found the recipe easy to make, and I love putting as much powder sugar on them as I please. I noticed the instructions were a little bit different than how I like to make cookies, so I thought I’d use my instructions instead of Hershey’s recommendations, and they turned out beautifully.
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 3/4 Cup Hershey’s Cocoa
- 4 Eggs
- 2 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re ready to cook.
- Mix sugar, cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt together (dry ingredients).
- Mix vegetable oil and eggs together (wet ingredients).
- Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
- Cover and refrigerate for several hours until its firm enough to work with. The recipe recommends at least 6 hours but an hour will do.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in powder sugar.
- Place balls on greased tray, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake 11 to 13 minutes until tops don’t indent when touched lightly.
- Allow to cool slightly before moving to wire rack. Let cool complete before serving.
Yield: 48 Cookies
This nutrition is for one cookie. I calculated this using the MyFitnessPal App. This isn’t precise because it varies depending on which brands you use and how much powdered sugar you put on the cookies.
- Total Calories: 96
- Total Fat: 3.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
- Sodium: 50.5 mg
- Potassium: 5.4 mg
- Total Carbs: 15.9 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
- Sugars: 10.4 g
- Protein: 1.3 g
- Vitamin A: 0%
- Vitamin C: 0%
- Calcium: .6%
- Iron: 1.2%
Look at Me Cook
Here’s all the dry ingredients mixed together in a pretty powder. If you’re into making gift jars for friends, this recipe would be great. Most of it is dry, and all you have to add is oil and eggs. I had some pictures of the oil and eggs together, but they didn’t look nearly as pretty.
Here’s the dough all mixed together. It looks a bit like poop, but it tastes awesome, like a brownie mix.
This is what the dough looks like when it’s been shaped and rolled around in powdered sugar. They look oh so tempting already. . .
Here you go! The finished cookies all baked and tasty. Since the crinkles tend to split, I like to add a little bit of powder sugar after the cookies have been cooked. Be careful not to inhale when you take a bite, or you’ll choke on powder sugar.
Yum Yum Yum!