Chocolate Crinkles

dsc_0009Let’s bake some chocolate crinkle cookies! They are so delicious, soft, moist, chewy and fudge-like on the inside, and slightly crisp on the outside. Well, they are just incredibly good! And there’s some kind of magic in these delightful cracks.

To make chocolate crinkles you need:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar

You need to do:

downloadsMix the cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil in a bowl. Add eggs, then stir in the vanilla. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

Stir flour mixture into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough bowl with plastic wrap, put in refrigerator, and chill for 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).

Roll the dough into one inch balls. Coat each ball in powdered sugar before placing onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool and then enjoy!dsc_0009dsc_0003


Vegan Gluten Free Brownies

DSC_0016 copyEveryone loves brownies. Well, almost everyone. There are many recipes for brownies, and today I’ll show you another one. Vegan? Yes. Gluten Free? Yes. Sweet chocolate yummy brownies? Oh yeah!

You need to have:

  • 3 tbsp coconut flour

  • 6 tbsp sugar

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder or baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 10 tbsp coffee (or water)

  • 1 tsp vegan gelatin

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 tsp stevia extract

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp chopped chocolate (melted)

You need to do:

Preheat oven to 170 degrees (325 F).

Mix coconut flour and sugarDSC_0001

Add cocoa powder, salt and baking sodaDSC_0004

Pour the coffee (or water) into another bowl, add vegan gelatin. Leave for 5 minutesDSC_0003

Add peanut butter, vanilla extract, stevia extract and melted chocolate. Mix wellDSC_0006

Combine liquid and dry ingredients. Mix and put the dough into a baking form with the parchmentDSC_0012

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool and cut into pieces.DSC_0015 copy

Fudgy, rich, super chocolate and peanut vegan gluten free brownies are ready and willing to be eaten. Mmmmm…DSC_0017 copy

Chocolate Coconut Vegan Cake

DSC_0026 copyAnother vegan recipe. This time it’s yummy chocolate cake. You will love it!

You need to have:

  • 2 cups wheat flour (rice flour is also good)

  • 2 cups coconut milk

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 5 tbsp cacao

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 2-3 tbsp chocolate chips

  • 2-3 tbsp raisins

  • Vegetable oil for greasing the form

For icing:

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 4 tsp cocoa powder

  • 3-4 tbsp sugar

You need to do:

Preheat oven to 360 F (180 С).

Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and cocoa in a bowlDSC_0001

Slightly heat the coconut milk and add to the bowl. Mix wellDSC_0004

Add some chocolate chips and raisinsDSC_0005

Put the dough in a baking form. Bake for 35-40 minutesDSC_0008

Make the icing:

Mix milk, cocoa and sugar in the saucepan. Heat over medium heat until smooth. Pour the icing on your cake and let coolDSC_0013

You’ll get delicate and delicious chocolate coconut cake. Its taste is a bit like a brownie. You can keep the cake in a fridge or room temperature, of your choiceDSC_0020 copy

Box of chocolates with cute surprise

Do you remember the quote from Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get…” ? Well, I got a little surprise in some way. One more lovely little cross-stitch: cute mousy is sleeping in the box of chocolates. Now this mouse lives in my kitchen, and you can make the same of course.

Here is the cross-stitch pattern:

You can find the Anchor threads color chart HEREAnd if you have DMC threads try this CHART.

I made my cross-stitch in a few days and then picked up for it a nice vintage frame

Sweet dreams, сute mousy, and do not eat too much chocolate!