So we ate at Red Robin on Valentines Day because we are crazy (going out to eat on the busiest eating out day of the year), and we love Red Robin. The girl who was our waitress was super awesome a midst all of the chaos and actually persuaded us to buy dessert!
Red Robin has these new things called chocolate fruffles, and they are seriously so good. They are brownie bars covered in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt (don’t knock it till you try it!). After we got them and loved them she told us her mom would make these crinkle cookies and put the sea salt on them! I thought was genius and I’ve been craving them since.
I was trying to choose between two recipes; AllRecipes or Betty Crocker. Comparing the two–they were both exactly the same except for one ingredient, but they both taste the same.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 oz unsweetened baking
chocolate (melted & cooled) OR 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1- In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
2- Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
3- Drop dough into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
4- Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
5- Top with a Hershey’s Hug or Kiss, add a little bit of sea salt on top to enhance the flavor, and they are ready to devour! (nom nom nom)