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Chocolate Crinkles

These Chocolate Crinkles are chocolaty, soft, and slightly sweet. Plus, they have a brownie-like texture that is undeniably delicious!

This is another cookie that is great to have your children help with. It doesn’t need a mixer and they need to be rolled in powdered sugar before they go in the oven making this an easy recipe for little helpers.

close up of chocolate crinkle cookie

How to Make Chocolate Crinkles

This dough needs to be refrigerated so it will need to made ahead of time. I generally will make it the day before I plan to bake it, however it only needs four hours in the refrigerator. To start, combine the cocoa powder, sugar and oil and stir until well combined. Then, add eggs one at a time stirring well between each addition. Be sure to add vanilla extract with last egg. Next, add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 4 hours.

After four hours or when ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll into tablespoon-sized balls. Then, roll balls of cookie dough in confectioners sugar. Bake at 350 degrees on a parchment lined baking sheet for 9-11 minutes. Let cool one minute then remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.

These cookies make a perfect addition to any cookie platter. They are also a favorite at cookie swaps!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store these cookies?

These cookies are best stored in an air tight container or bag for 7-10 days. These cookies should not be put in the freezer because the powdered sugar may melt off when they defrost.

How long does the dough last if I make it ahead of time?

The dough can be made ahead of time and will last at least a week in the refrigerator.

close up of a chocolate crinkle with a bite taken out of the cookie

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Looking for more cookie recipes like these Chocolate Crinkles from cookie week? Here are the rest from this week: Italian Cookies, Cream Cheese Logs, Chocolate Pretzel Bark, Reindeer Poop Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Cranberry Noel Cookies, and Snickerdoodles. Other desserts you may like include Black Moon Whoopie Pies, Chewy M&M Cookie Bars, Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Nutella Chickpea Brownies. If you are looking for holiday cookies, be sure to check out our Christmas Cookie List!

close up of chocolate crinkle cookie

Chocolate Crinkles

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 26 minutes

These Chocolate Crinkles are chocolaty, soft, and slightly sweet. They have a brownie-like texture that is undeniably delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  1. Combine cocoa powder, sugar and oil. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add eggs one at a time stirring well between each addition. Add vanilla extract with last egg.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 4 hours.
  5. Remove from the refrigerator and roll into tablespoon-sized balls then roll in confectioners sugar.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees on parchment lined baking sheet for 9-11 minutes.
  7. Let cool one minute then remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Do not skip chilling the dough. Cookies will not bake correctly.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

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Credit for this recipe:  All Recipes. This recipe was originally posted on December 10, 2018 and was updated on December 10, 2021.

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