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chocolate crinkles cookies on a wire rack on wooden table
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5 from 16 votes

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

If you are a chocolate and cookie addict like me you will love these chocolate crinkles cookies. They are a classic cookie to have around the holidays but don't let that stop you from making them year-round. Their fudge-like texture and taste are to die for. They are very easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Cookies, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, Christmas, cocoa powder, party, soft
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowls
  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Spatula
  • spoon
  • Sifter
  • baking sheets/cookie pans
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • a round tablespoon or small cookie/ice cream scoop
  • cookie rack


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter or use vegetable or canola oil 55g
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar 105g
  • 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar 100g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5ml
  • 1 cup all-purpose plain flour (125g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 50g
  • 1 tsp. baking powder 5g
  • 1/2 tsp. of table salt 2g
  • powdered sugar confectioner's or icing for rolling


  • Melt the butter and cream it with the brown and white sugar in a large bowl. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • Add both eggs and the vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Or you can use a whisk. Add about half of it in with the other ingredients. Continue mixing with your electric mixer. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients in and switch to a wooden spoon. This ensures you don't overmix the cookie dough.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to chill for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. The chilling process helps to form the cracks on the cookies.
  • Scoop out the dough with a tablespoon or mini ice cream scoop or cookie scoop. Using clean hands roll the dough into a ball and then roll it in a small bowl of powdered sugar.
  • Place the cookie balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat and bake in a preheated oven at 350 F (176) for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • When they are done they should have nice cracks on top and will be a little soft. They will harden up while they cool down. But should not get too hard. Let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Try and refrain from eating the whole batch, or don't. Enjoy!



list of nutritional facts for chocolate crinkles cookies