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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These rich, fudgy chocolate crinkle cookies are soft and perfect for Christmas! The chocolate cookie dough is rolled in powdered sugar and baked to get its beautiful crinkle effect. They're easy to make and everyone loves a homemade cookie! Love chocolate cookies? Try these double chocolate chip pudding cookies too!
chocolate crinkle cookies on a white plate


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

October is National Cookie Month! Did you know that? To start celebrating it, I would like to share at least one cookie recipe (maybe two some weeks) from my cookie cookbook a week until the release date! First stop, chocolate crinkle cookies.

These cookies are a nice cookie to have when you have a glass of milk or a cup of coffee on hand. They're so rich, fudgy, and are the perfect cookie for the upcoming holidays!

Not only are they gorgeous to look at, but so simple to make. You don't even need to roll them if you have a cookie scoop. Scoop them out and drop in the powdered sugar.

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Kids that love to help in the kitchen can roll the cookie dough into the powdered sugar and coat each one before baking. It's always a messy task, so embrace it.

I'm one to talk. I try to be patient and let my son do more in the kitchen, but it's a struggle. I know I don't struggle because I don't want the mess because I'm the messiest baker that I know. It just has to be my patience.

Stick of chocolate crinkle cookies on white plate

When I first started recipe testing this cookie, it was an absolute nightmare. I couldn't seem to get the consistency I wanted. I added baking chocolate and it turned out crunchy. I added too much butter and it didn't crinkle properly.

After an entire day of freaking out and testing this recipe, I got it! I only had to do every possible combination of ingredients there are in cookies to finally get it right and how I wanted them.

Get more information on my Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook or buy it!

How to make chocolate crinkle cookies

Flat lay photo of a chocolate crinkle cookie on with a yellow and white checkered linen and a cup of milk

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These chocolate crinkle cookies are soft, rich, and fudgy. They are rolled in powdered sugar and baked to for the pretty crinkles!
4.47 from 13 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 34 cookies
Calories 116 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  • In a large bowl, add in the butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat on medium for 1 - 2 minutes until incorporated.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the large mixing bowl with the wet ingredients. Beat on low until the flour is mostly incorporated. Turn on medium and finish beating the flour in.
  • Add the powdered sugar into a small bowl.
  • Using a 1 Β½ T. cookie scoop, scoop the dough and drop it into the powdered sugar. Roll the cookie balls until coated with powdered sugar.
  • Place the cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12 - 13 minutes until the cookies are cracked and the edges are firm to the touch.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to the cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 75mgSugar: 13gVitamin A: 65IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.7mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)


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  1. These cookies turned out great. I added 1 1/2 cups of mini choc chips and they turned out so yummy! My sister asked me to send the recipe after she tried one πŸ™‚5 stars

  2. Love these cookies. My first sheet were a bit too soft in the center but all the ones after were fine! I added 2 extra minutes. The people I gave them to though I got them at a bakery! Haha. Merry Christmas excited for the January challenge!.

    1. Hi Kathy- You can use butter in place of oil but the cookies will have a different texture. They will be less chewy and not have that pretty crinkle. They will still taste great though! Let me know how they turn out.

  3. Great tasting cookies! The consistency improved as I rolled in powder sugar, I was afraid I had messed up.4 stars

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