See, I present before you today a blessing and a curse. (Devarim 11:26)

With the idea of a blessing and a curse, I think of the good side and the dark side, black and white. So I decided on Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. I have had and tried many different types of Chocolate Crinkle cookies recipes and I found the best one a few  years ago on The recipe is super easy, uses margarine instead of oil (a major plus in my book for health and cost), the dough is really super easy to work with, and best of all the cookies are delicious! Out of powdered suger? no problem. Granulated sugar works great too and adds a delicable crunch. Enjoy!

Blessing and Curse Chocolate Crinkles

recipe from


3 eggs
11/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
Powdered sugar for coating


In large bowl, beat eggs slightly. 
Add sugar, cocoa, oil, baking powder, and vanilla. 
Gradually add flour till thoroughly combined. 
Cover and chill 1-2 hours. 
Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball into powdered sugar until completely coated. 
Place balls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or greased lightly. 
Bake at 375 Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set and tops cracked. Cool for 3 minutes before removing from pan.