Recipe of the Month
ESPRESSO CRINKLE COOKIES
4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup) 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 5 1/4 teaspoons canola oil 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large egg whites Preparation 1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine oil and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat; cook until chocolate melts, stirring constantly. Add espresso granules to pan; stir until blended. Remove from heat. Pour chocolate mixture into a large bowl; cool 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, syrup, and vanilla. Add egg whites, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring gently just until combined. Cover; chill at least 2 hours or overnight. 2. Preheat oven to 350. 3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Dredge balls in remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar; place balls 2 inches apart on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until tops are cracked and almost set. Cool cookies on pan 2 minutes or until set; remove from pan. Cool cookies on a wire rack.