Monday, December 30, 2013

Chocolate Cottage Cheese Crinkle Cookies



December is almost over and I realize that I haven't blogged much this month.  Lots of things were in my plate, few were accomplished and few more to go.  When I sat to jot down something, I had this scarcity of words, this might be the writer's block......hmm..could have found some time for my little blog...did I ignore you totally...still pondering to find the answers...



Christmas season cannot pass by without baking cookies.  In fact I had been on a baking spree, tried some cookie recipes, baked cakes, loaf etc.  I know I should have clicked some pics, but I was busy making some homemade gifts for our relatives and friends.  I also even tried my hand at wine making too :).  Keep your fingers crossed, they might appear on the blog sooner or later :)



It was beginning of December, my hubby and kids picked up a book on cookies especially for me from the library with the notion that 'Mommy' would bake lots of cookies from there.  I was really interested in something unique or different and picked this Cottage Cheese Chocolate Crinkle cookies recipe.  It was a wise choice.  When I made it for the first time, it dissipated into thin air within an hour.  This recipe is a sure keeper for my family.  The cookie is crusty outside and soft inside and chocolaty enough to please the kids.



Yields - 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients
3/4 cup - all purpose flour
1/4 cup - cocoa powder
3/4 cup - sugar
1/4 tsp - salt
1/2 tsp - baking powder
6 tbsp - soft butter
1 - egg
1 tsp - vanilla extract
1/2 cup - cottage cheese (small/big curd)
1 cup or more - sifted confectioners sugar

Directions:
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 °F.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder into a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Beat the soften butter,sugar and egg till creamy with wire whisk. 
  • Add vanilla extract and cottage cheese to the egg mixture and beat well.
  • Now incorporate the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula till it forms a loose dough.
  • Using a cookie dough scoop, take enough dough and drop 12 balls onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Take the sifted confectioner's (powdered) sugar in a wide plate.
  • Dip the top of the cookie in powdered sugar and keep in air tight container.
Notes:
  • There is no need to drain the water from the cottage cheese.
  • These cookies remain soft and delicious for one week when stored in air tight containers.
  • These cookies are super moist and you won't even taste the cottage cheese in it.
  • I didn't refrigerate the dough before baking.  You can refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes if you think the dough is very hard to handle.  The dough scoop really helps to make balls.  The stickiness of the dough will be dependent on the weather where you live.  You may have to refrigerate the dough if you live in warm climate.  Also you may have to keep the cookies refrigerated in warm conditions.

16 comments:

  1. these look amazing... espcially the texture, look so chewy... i hope in 2014 u'd be a more regular blogger... would love to see ur posts frequently... :)

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  2. Cookies are must have in december ...Love the colour and the use of cottage cheese in it..Wish you and you family a very Happy New Year.
    www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

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  3. Shibi, these cookies look really nice and has been on my to-do list for long. Hope to make them soon. Happy new year and yes hope to see you more here :-)

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  4. Gosh, these look really great. I don't think I've ever had cottage cheese cookies before - need to try these. Thanks. And Happy New Year!

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  5. Wow ! I love that texture, crispy outside and gooey inside...

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  6. never used cottage cheese in a cookie. will have to try it!

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  7. They look amazing. I love crinkle cookies, looks so fancy. Yum.
    HaPpy New Year!!

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  8. These crinkle cookies look so moist inside! OOh wish I had some of these to go with my cuppa coffee! Happy new Year!
    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

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  9. Dec 30thnu aano dec is almost over ennu parayunne? ;-P Happy New Year to you and your family Shibi....havent been on blogging front for a looooong time now. from mid-dec i've been sick-better-sick and still sick :-( just want to get out of this state n start cooking n clicking again. You know Manish went n bought choco crinkle cookies from the bakery on 31st...kind of like he read my mind abt me reading n drooling at urs :-) Will try yours sometime soon. Appu will also like it I'm sure.

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  10. Aww...thatz so nice of ur husband and kids to have got u that book...The cookies look amazing and I am sure they would have tasted good too... Wine making? kollamalo...will look forward to that post :)...Wishing u a very happy new year

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  11. perfect and so neatly presented..loved the colour theme..

    wishes for a great year ahead..
    latest post on Quick Picks - my 100th post and my first guest post
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  12. Your cookies look perfect! I have a recipe of crinkle cookies but somehow I never got to make them for so long! However I have bookmarked your recipe since it says cottage cheese. Last year, I tried biscotti with cottage cheese and it would be great to try cookies with cottage cheese. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. CHOCOLATE CRINKLES WITH COTTAGE CHEESE IS A GENIUS AND TERRIFIC IDEA... THE RESULTS LOOK PERFECT TOO...WE JUST CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THE RECIPE OUT FOR THIS WEEKEND,THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING :-)

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  14. Perfectly made cookies......So nice that ur kids took the buk for u.........Love ur way of presentation......Will try dis. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Remya!!! Please try it and I am sure your family will love it :)

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  15. Made these yesterday - SO DELICIOUS!! For some reason mine did not turn out to be crinkle cookies, and were a bit flatter. Nonetheless, the taste was scrumptious!! Wonderful cookies!

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