Wednesdays Unplugged – Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

“Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.” – Martin H. Fischer

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, along with an update and photos of what has been going on in our lives. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!


This has been quite the week. Our daughter spent the weekend in the hospital after almost passing out due to super low blood pressure and learning it was from adrenal insufficiency… it was a gorgeous weekend and we went geocaching with our son’s family… snow returned in time for our son’s birthday!


Since we still aren’t gathering because of Covid-19 I made cookies to deliver for our son’s birthday. He asked for chocolate chip cookies which I made, but I also made some new ones from the Birchwood Cafe cookbook… yum…

chocolate crinkle cookies


  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugar until very creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla.

Stir flour mixture into the egg mixture, and beat on low until blended.

Put the 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl.

Scoop the dough with a tablespoon and roll it into balls between your palms. Roll the balls in the sugar bowl until well covered. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake until the cookies are puffed and cracked, about 10-12 minutes. Cool the cookies on racks, store in airtight containers.


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