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chocolate crinkle cookies on baking sheet

Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 36 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


These Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies have an irresistible fudgy center with a crisp outside coated in powdered sugar, it's no wonder they are a holiday favorite year after year!


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


  1. In a medium bowl combine cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine oil, eggs, sugar and extracts.
  4. Mix well to combine either by hand or with a mixer.
  5. Add flour mixture and stir until a black dough is formed-it will be very thick and sticky.
  6. Cover dough and refrigerate 4 hours or preferably overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
  9. Put powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  10. Coat hands with powdered sugar and roll dough into one inch balls.
  11. Place dough into sugar and roll to coat.
  12. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  13. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.

Keywords: chocolate crinkle cookie

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