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Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles Cookies

A cakey chocolate cookie with a delightfully crackly exterior.

Chocolate Crinkles are a lovely chocolate cookie with a crackly sugary bite.These chocolate crinkles cookies were one of my favorite cookies when I was growing up. Of course, I don’t think I’ve had them in years! When planning out my Christmas cookie baking, chocolate crinkles popped into my head. I decided it was time to recreate an old favorite! 

Chocolate crinkles are a favorite holiday cookie.I think what I remember most about chocolate crinkles is the outside of the cookie. The dough is rolled into a ball and then they are rolled in powdered sugar and baked. The sugar creates the crackly, crunchy exterior.

Chocolate dough rolled in powdered sugar.Don’t skimp on the powdered sugar. Toss each ball of dough into a bowl full of powdered sugar. Gently place each ball on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Some of the powdered sugar gets absorbed into the cookie, but the rest creates  a lovely pattern across the top of the cookie.

A perfect holiday snack of chocolate crinkles cookies.

5 from 2 votes
Chocolate crinkles are a favorite holiday cookie.
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Chocolate Crinkles
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Chocolate cookie rolled in powdered sugar

Course: Cookie, Dessert
: American
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Add eggs and vanilla and combine.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

  4. Add dry ingredients into butter mixture. Mix until combined.

  5. Remove dough from bowl and place on a sheet of plastic wrap. Form into a 6 inch disc and wrap completely with plastic wrap.

  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  7. When dough is chilled through and firm, remove from fridge. 

  8. Form into balls. Place the balls into a bowl of powdered sugar. Roll each ball around until covered with powdered sugar.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet. 

  9. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. 

  10. Let cookies cool for a few minutes on baking sheet. Remove and place on a cooling rack until completely cooled. 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Crinkles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    November 25, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Crinkle cookies are so pretty! I love that cracked topping and these chocolate crinkle cookies are just perfection. They would be so pretty on any Christmas dessert tray.

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    November 27, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I love the look of crinkle cookies Kathy! These are perfect for the holidays!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 30, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      They are a fun cookie!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    November 27, 2017 at 5:21 am

    I didn’t have crinkle cookies growing up , but love to make them now mainly because they are just so FUN! Love this chocolate version, Kathy! Perfect for gifting during the holidays 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      They are fun to make!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    November 27, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Crinkle cookies are such a classic and these look just perfect, Kathy! My husband will love these! Cheers!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      I remember them for just about forever – that definitely makes them a classic!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    November 27, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Chocolate crinkles are totally one of my favorite holiday cookies, too, Kathy! They look so fun once they’re baked, and they add a nice twist to a holiday cookie platter. I’m definitely planning on whipping up a batch of these sometime this season! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    November 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Oooh I love chocolate cookies! These look fantastic Kathy! Perfect for Christmas – let the celebrations begin. Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 28, 2017 at 5:45 am

      Thanks, Jess! 🙂

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