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cherry chocolate crinkles

Recipe by
Clare Chambers

Crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. I had a few attempts at this recipe before I got the right balance of ingredients - well worth the effort.

yield 40 - 60 dependent on size of cookies
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cherry chocolate crinkles

  • 90 g
  • 100 g
    dark chocolate
  • 200 g
    caster sugar (superfine)
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 200 g
    plain flour (all purpose)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 100 g
    glace cherries
  • 4 Tbsp
    incing sugar (confectioners)

How To Make cherry chocolate crinkles

  • 1
    Put the butter and chocolate into a bowl and place either in the microwave or over a Bain marie. Heat until just melted and combined – do not over heat.
  • 2
    Beat together the caster sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • 3
    Pour butter mix into the sugar mix and combine well.
  • 4
    Sift together the flour and baking powder and add, a bit at a time, to butter mix.
  • 5
    Combine well, stir in the cherries and then cover bowl with clingflm and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • 6
    When you are ready to cook the crinkles, preheat the oven to 180C. Prepare a baking tray: grease or line with greaseproof paper or silicone mat. Roll the chilled dough into 1 inch sized balls. Roll each ball into the icing sugar and place on baking tray about 2 inches apart – do not flatten them.
  • 7
    Bake for 9 – 12 minutes until the tops are cracked. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.