These gorgeous Chocolate Crinkle Cookies will become a new favorite. They are very easy to make, yet they look fancy and taste so great that people will think you’re a master baker.

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The secret ingredient in this unique recipe is American Heritage Chocolate. It’s a high quality dark chocolate with hints of vanilla, orange and cinnamon. I don’t consider myself a chocolate connoisseur in any way shape or form. So of course, I figured I’d just taste dark chocolate and that would be the end of the story.

But here is what happened when I took a bite …

 

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As I expected, the prominent flavor was dark chocolate. After just a moment, the subtle sweetness of vanilla hit me. A moment more and I realized I was seriously tasting a bit of orange! When the bite was pretty much gone, I had a lingering dark chocolate taste that was singing with cinnamon flavor.

I’ve always enjoyed chocolate, but I’ve never actually had FUN eating it. I felt a little like Violet Beauregarde (the girl who turns into a blueberry after eating Willy Wonka’s flavor changing gum.)

I am happy to report I did not turn into a cinnamon stick or a cocoa bean after eating this chocolate! However, I am now a huge fan of American Heritage!

So what exactly is American Heritage Chocolate?

American Heritage Chocolate is made by Mars Wrigley Confectionery. You’re probably more familiar with some of their other products like M&M’s and Dove chocolate.

Mars decided to put together a team of more than 100 chocolate experts to come up with a totally new chocolate experience. They studied 3500 years of chocolate making throughout history.

The result of all their hard work is American Heritage Chocolate – basically a tribute to chocolate’s flavor, texture and format through the ages. It is based on historic recipes which included spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper and anise.

Now, let’s move on to the recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!

 

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Ingredients for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

For this recipe you’ll need the following ingredients:

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American Heritage Dark Chocolate

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How to make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

As with many good cookie recipes, after you’ve prepared the dough, it will need to chill.  So before you begin, make sure you have an 1-2 hours to spare.

Do I really have to chill the cookie dough? 

The short answer is yes, you should. Without getting too technical, it does three things:

  1. Controls the spreading of the cookies when baking
  2. Concentrates the flavor making it more tasty and sweeter
  3. Changes the texture to chewy/crisp instead of soft and doughy

Now back to the recipe – chocolate crinkle cookies await!

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First, melt the chocolate and butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Next, beat the eggs and sugar at high speed until fluffy and pale. Then gradually add melted chocolate and vanilla, beating until combined.

In a separate bowl, prepare your dry ingredients: almond meal, flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture to chocolate mixture, beating just until combined. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours.

Scoop the dough into balls using a medium spring-loaded scoop like the highly-rated OXO brand one shown below. Or if you’re the hands-on type, you can also roll dough into 1-inch balls using your hands.

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Roll each ball in confectioners’ sugar, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees until the cookies are cracked and still soft in center, 8 to 10 minutes. Don’t overbake them – nobody wants dry crinkle cookies!

If you can resist popping a warm, soft cookie in your mouth, allow them to cool for about 10 minutes. Then move them over to wire racks and allow them to cool completely. ENJOY!

 

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These gorgeous Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from American Heritage Chocolate will become a new favorite!

Course: Dessert
Author: Chef Daniel Skurnick
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces American Heritage Chocolate Tasting Squares, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine American Heritage chocolate and butter. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat eggs and granulated sugar at high speed until fluffy and pale, about 4 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to medium. 

  3. Gradually add melted chocolate and vanilla, beating until combined.  

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond meal, flour, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually add almond meal mixture to egg mixture, beating just until combined. 

  5. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours.

  6. Preheat oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  7. Place confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. 

  8. Using a medium (1½-tablespoon) spring-loaded scoop, scoop dough into balls. (You can also roll dough into 1-inch balls using your hands.)  

  9. Roll each ball generously in confectioners’ sugar, and place 2 inches apart on prepared pans.  

  10. Bake until cookies are cracked and still soft in center, 8 to 10 minutes. (Overbaking cookies will make them dry.)  

  11. Let cool on pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.  

  12. Enjoy!