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three chocolate crinkle cookies.
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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These chocolate crinkle cookies are fudgy, rich, and decadent. Melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are just as chewy as brownies. The ultimate holiday treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Refrigerate for3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 92kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, for rolling


  • In a large bowl, mix the oil, eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for three hours. Do not skip this step.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add 1/4 cup confectioners to a bowl and add 1/4 cup granulated sugar to a separate bowl.
  • Roll one tablespoon of cookie dough into balls. Coat each ball of dough with granulated sugar then roll each ball with confectioners sugar. Be generous with the confectioners sugar.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes. Enjoy!


  • To prevent the confectioner's sugar from melting, roll the cookies in granulated sugar first.
  • Chill the dough for at least 2 hours! Otherwise, the dough will be too sticky to work with.
  • The cookie dough can be frozen, then thawed, and baked at a later date.
  • These cookies are good for up to 3 days at room temperature in an air-tight container. Add a slice of bread in the container to keep them extra moist! You can also freeze these cookies for up to 3 months.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg