A Game of Guessing and Digesting

Want to play a word game? The rules are simple: I give you a word, and you think of (and possibly write down) every other word that you associate with mine. You win by picking the same word that I had in mind. Ready?




Now if you tried to play without staring at the photographs, your words might match some on the following list…


balled-up paper


crêpe paper streamers

French fry cut


Sun Chips’ eco-friendly bag

painting technique

cupcake liners

taffeta fabric

paper shredder

Colbie Caillat’s “Bubbly”

Canadian cat toys (check it out!)

cellophane gift wrap

chiffon skirts

wavy hairstyle


But if you bake—or just love cookies—you probably wrote down “chocolate.” Rolled in powdered sugar, these tasty bites expand to reveal the crinkled cracks in their tops. And if you eat too many (like me), your tummy just may get a crinkle itself while it digests all of the cookies!



Chocolate Crinkles

modified from this recipe

makes about 2 dozen cookies

If you like powdered sugar, use more than is listed and really pack it on the cookie. Serve with a glass of milk (mainly to prevent yourself from eating too many!).

½ c. flour

½ tsp baking powder

⅛ tsp salt

1 egg (or 2 egg whites)

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp canola oil

¼ c. + 2 tbsp granulated sugar

¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder

3-4 tbsp powdered sugar, sifted

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg. Whisk in the vanilla and oil. Stir in the granulated sugar and then the cocoa. Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°. Using a level tablespoon, shape the dough into a ball. Roll the dough balls in the powdered sugar, and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 min. Cool on the pan for 5 min before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.




March 6, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Baked Bliss.

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