These Chocolate Crinkle cookies are lip-smacking good and will leave you sneaking back to the plate of cookies again and again for more of the addicting delectable goodness. Your kiddos will love the chewy chocolate taste, and you will love the simplicity of this recipe. The dough can be made ahead of time and your little ones can get involved rolling the dough in the powdered sugar.  So go ahead, indulge yourself — you deserve it!

1/2 C. vegetable oil
4 squares (4 oz) unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 C. sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. confectioners sugar

1. Mix oil, chocolate and sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla.

2. Sift and measure the flour. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Chill several hours, or overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grab a spoon full (about a tablespoon) of dough, roll into a ball, and then roll in the confectioners sugar. Set 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Erin Lem is Red Tricycle’s Managing Editor and a lover of all things chocolate. She’s been making these cookies with her family since she was little — In fact, the recipe comes from an old Betty Crocker cookbook whose pages are older than she is.