Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Post 8 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are similar to brownies with a slightly crisp “shell” and chewy inside. The crackled presentation is remarkably easy to obtain, and the outer layer of powdered sugar gives just enough extra sweetness.

To make approximately 20 cookies, you will need:

  • 1 cup white all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for rolling the cookies)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking power.

In a separate large bowl, preferably with an electric mixer, combine the vegetable oil and granulated sugar. Beat for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until combined.

Add in flour mixture, and mix until combined.

Cover the mixture with plastic wrap (either in the bowl, or just dump it out onto the counter and form a disc). Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the powdered sugar into a small bowl.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then…

roll in the powdered sugar to coat.

Place on the prepared cookie sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

The cookies will “magically” look like this by the time they come out of the oven. It’s science, people! Sort-of.

Feel free to impress your friends with this easy recipe! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Check out the other posts in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes series!

Day 1: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

Day 2: Cinnamon Palmiers

Day 3: Cranberry Relish

Day 4: Chewy Spicy Ginger Cookies

Day 5: Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Day 6: Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto

Day 7: Almond Orange Biscotti

Day 8: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

9 thoughts on “Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  1. Hi Blueberry,

    Without more information I can’t tell you for sure why they are not turning out in your individual case. However, the following can be common causes for flat cookies. Maybe one of them applies:

    – Overmixing
    – Expired baking powder
    – Not chilling the dough

    Hope this helps you out! πŸ™‚


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