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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are fudgy chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert for Christmas cookie plates.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chilling 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Yield 4 dozen


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time and stir in the vanilla. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. The mixture will be wet, a little sticky (which is why we chill) and the consistency of brownie batter. Chill for at least 3 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls (size 40 scoop). Roll cookies well in powdered sugar. 

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes. This will depend on your oven and how you like your cookies. If you like a fudgy middle you'll be towards 8 minutes (they will look wet but will set up as they cool). If you like a crisper edge you'll cook them for around 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a a couple of minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Recipe Notes

Keep the dough chilled in between batches in the fridge. 

Want to up the chocolate factor. Stir in 1 cup of mini or semisweet chocolate chips into the batter.

Source: Allrecipes