Friday, December 21, 2012

Cookies, Cookbooks & a Cause

This tempting recipe for chocolate crinkles comes from Kohl's Cares, a merchandise program featuring exclusive hardcover books including favorites such as The Wizard of Oz and The Night Before Christmas with. Each hardcover book comes with a coordinating plush toy for $5. Kohl’s donates 100 percent of the net profit to children’s health and education initiatives nationwide. Find out more about the program here. Register below to enter a giveaway for two Good Housekeeping cookbooks offered in the Kohl's Cares program.

Chocolate Crinkles

This cookie takes its name from its interesting shape. As the rich, sugar-coated dough bakes, it spreads into puffy rounds with small cracks on top.

Active time 25 minutes plus chilling
Bake time 8 minutes per batch
Makes 48 cookies

¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¹⁄8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup confectioners sugar

In small bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter, granulated sugar, and corn syrup until combined. On low speed, beat in chocolate, egg, and vanilla until well blended. Beat in flour mixture until combined, scraping bowl occasionally with rubber spatula. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place confectioners sugar in small bowl. With hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in confectioners sugar. Place balls, 1 inch apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake until set, 8 minutes. With wide metal spatula, transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough and confectioners sugar. Store cookies in cookie jar up to 1 week.

Each cookie About 35 calories, 1g protein, 6g carbohydrate, 1g total fat (1g saturated), 0.5g fiber, 7mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium

    This full-color cookbook is sure to inspire cookie baking with its full-color photography and abundance of new and classic recipes.      

And for the chocolate lover, this book is sure to please with a variety of desserts that celebrate the rich decadence of our favorite sweet. The chocolate crinkles recipe above is reprinted from Chocolate!

Kohl's Cares is offering both Christmas Cookies! and Chocolate! to a reader of A Little Loveliness. Leave separate comments below for each entry you choose. This giveaway ties in nicely with this week of posts dedicated to honoring educators at Christmastime, so let's continue the fun.

(1) Leave a comment telling me about your favorite teacher.
(2) Leave a second comment if you are a teacher, school administrator, staff member or volunteer.

Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open to U. S. readers only. I will announce the winner next week!

Congratulations to Rach, who won last week's giveaway of the bookazine Sweet Gifts by Bella Baker.

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