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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have a rich and fudgy center with a crisp powdered sugar outer layer. Crinkle Cookies are just as important as  sugar cookies  on your holiday cookie tray.

What is a Chocolate Crinkle Cookie?

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are like a cross between gooey Fudgy brownies  and crisp  chocolate chip cookies . They are rolled in powdered sugar before baking so they form “crinkles” as they expand in the oven.

The best part? Just like a good homemade baklava, these cookies get better as they get a little stale. The outer layer just gets crunchier, while the center stays so gooey. Let’s just say you’ll find yourself hanging around your cookie jar for several days.

Common Questions

Why are my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies flat?

There are two reasons why your Chocolate Crinkle Cookies came out flat. Either the dough wasn’t chilled or you didn’t use enough flour. Make sure to properly  measure flour by scooping it into your measuring cup and leveling off the top.

Where did Chocolate Crinkle Cookies originate?

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies first premiered in Betty Crocker’s famous cookie cookbook, “Cooky Carnival”. Crocker recounts being served the cookies by home chef Helen Fredell and begging her for the recipe. Fast forward to today and these cookies are gracing just about every holiday tray each year.

How do you know when Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are done?

You’ll know when Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are done when they start to develop those signature cracks on top. Typically, this takes anywhere from 10-12 minutes depending on their size.

Why is my dough too sticky or wet?

The dough for crinkle cookies should be very moist. Be sure to measure flour correctly, and it helps to roll the moist dough with wet hands.

Storing Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Room Temperature: Keep your Chocolate Crinkle Cookies stored in an airtight container on the counter. They should stay fresh for up to a week.
  • Freezing: Freeze your dough balls for up to 2 months in an airtight container. When you are ready to bake, remove them from the freezer and allow them to thaw for 30 minutes in the fridge before rolling them in powdered sugar. Bake according to instructions.


    Servings: 20 cookies
      • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
      • 1 cup granulated sugar
      • 1/4 cup vegetable oil(or canola, or light olive oil)
      • 2 large eggs
      • 1 tsp vanilla extract
      • 1 cup all purpose flour

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