Kara is my pretty little chocoholic niece who helped me made these awesome Crinkles for the first time. And as always, we cheat those little sweet toothed friends by using just the right amount of sugar.
1 cup unsweetened cocoa (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks (from Trader Joe's)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1.) Mix togethercocoa, sugars, and oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add the rest of the ingredients one by one while mixing.
2.) Cover dough and chill for at least 4 hours
3.) Roll dough into one inch
balls. Coat each ball in
confectioners' sugar and place them onto cookie sheets. 4.) Bake at 350F for 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before
transferring to wire racks to cool.
Bella's Chocolate Cupcake has 1 cup less sugar and 1/2 cup less butter than most recipe's. Just because we love our little ones and we wanted to give them treats once in a while. Bella loves it so much that whenever we make them, she brings one to school everyday until they're gone.
3 1/3 cup flour
1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)
2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
8 oz (2 sticks) melted butter
1 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
4 large eggs
1.) Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl adding each ingredient at a time while slowly mixing.
2.) Scoop batter into baking cups (half filled)
3.) Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. You'll make about 36 regular sized cupcakes.