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chocolate crinkle cookies on baking sheet

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 hours 25 minutes 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a holiday staple! Rich, fudgy cookies are coated in powdered sugar and just melt in your mouth!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Fit a paddle attachment on a stand mixer (affiliate link) and blend cocoa powder, vegetable oil, and sugar until it forms a black dough.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, continuing to mix between.
  3. Add vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  4. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to dough on low speed until just blended.  Do not over mix.
  5. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill overnight or at least four hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper.
  7. Use hands to roll 1" balls from dough.
  8. Put powdered sugar in a bowl and dip dough balls into sugar to coat.  Place on baking sheet at least 2" apart.
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes.  Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet before removing to wire rack.


  • do not skip the overnight chilling step, this is very important to get the "crackled" top

Keywords: chocolate crinkle cookie

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