I haven't made chocolate crinkle cookies in I don't know how long. Mom used to make them all the time when I was a kid. I was mixing oatmeal cookie dough tonight, and thought I'd make a half-batch of the crinkle cookies, too.
For those of you familiar with chocolate crinkle cookies, the dough is a lovely even shade of chocolate brown, due to the melted unsweetened chocolate. This is what I ended up with. It tastes delicious, but it looks like I added shaved chocolate, not melted chocolate.
I cook much like my mother in that I don't always thoroughly read the directions. I get the ingredients and start slapping stuff together. I guess I shouldn't have tried substituting the oil and I probably should have followed the instructions when it said to add the melted chocolate to the sugar, first.
Turns out I seized the chocolate, by adding it to the rest of the batter as I did. The only reason I didn't end up with one huge lump of chocolate in the middle was that I was whisking it into the batter, which caused the shredding effect.
Its supposed to chill overnight. Tomorrow I see how well they cook and taste. Next time, for this recipe, I'll have to remember to follow directions!