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Bitten into chocolate crinkle cookies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 24-28 Cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These decadent chocolate crinkle cookies are ready in 30 minutes. Extremely fudgy and chocolatey, they’re the perfect holiday cookie.


  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp (90g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine the melted butter and cocoa powder in a medium bowl. The mixture will be very thick, almost like a paste.
  4. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour into the dry ingredients and, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat it all together on medium-high speed. The mixture may seem dry at first, but will come together as you continue to mix.
  6. Measure one tablespoon of the dough. Gently roll into a ball, then roll each ball in confectioners’ sugar to coat.
  7. Place balls about 3 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 12-13 minutes. The cookies will slightly spread and form cracks. The centers will look soft.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.


Eggs must be room temperature. The won’t properly mix into the butter-cocoa mixture if they’re cold. For the butter, melt it in the microwave or on the stovetop before beginning so it has time to cool down slightly – we don’t want to cook the eggs.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 115
  • Sugar: 14.2 g
  • Sodium: 51.7 mg
  • Fat: 3.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.5 mg