I would like to introduce to you all the newest, and youngest member of our esteemed cooking team, The Cookie Connoisseur! As you can tell by her name, she is an expert in the field of cookies, and how they should taste. If she does not like them, do not eat them! The Cookie Connoisseur’s favorite kind of cookie is chocolate chip, which she holds dear above all other desserts. However, she also enjoys oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, loaded chocolate chip cookies, fudge crinkle cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and brownies! The Cookie Connoisseur has been extremely helpful to me in the baking department as of late, and is quick to tell me if something is good or not. If she does not like it, she does not swallow! These Fudge Crinkle cookies have been given the Cookie Connoisseur stamp of approval, and are sure to appeal to people of all ages! All you need is five simple ingredients to take you to greatness. Let me tell you how to make it, ah, but first, we must hear from our consumers! This episode of Delicious Food 101 features The Chef, The Cookie Connoisseur, and Friar Tyst.

The Chef: “Well, Miss Cookie Connoisseur, do you like these cookies?” The Cookie Connoisseur: “Yes.” The Chef: “Do you like them better than chocolate chip cookies.” The Cookie Connoisseur: “No.” The Chef: “Well, those are the best, aren’t they?” The Cookie Connoisseur: “Mmm-hmm.” 

The Chef: “Friar Tyst, your thoughts?” Friar Tyst: (takes bite)…Mmmmmm….(takes second bite)….Oh yeah! These are really good, way better than those homemade ones.” The Chef: “Hmmmm.”

The Ingredients: 1 box Devil’s food cake mix, 1/3 cup vegetable or grape-seed oil, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. molasses, powdered sugar.

Using a rubber spatula, combine the cake mix, oil, molasses, and eggs in a large mixing bowl until just combined. Chill the dough in your refrigerator for thirty minutes to an hour. When the dough is firm, portion it into one-inch balls, and roll each cookie dough ball in powdered sugar. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.Transfer the sugared dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for eight to ten minutes. Makes 16-18 cookies.

Delicious little chocolate circles!

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