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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Rich and fudgy, these chocolate crinkle cookies melt in your mouth. They have a similar texture to a fudgy brownie and are very decadent and loaded with chocolate flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, chocolate, Christmas, cookies, holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 22 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 116kcal


  • 1 cup cocoa powder Dutch-processed
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar


  • Add the cocoa powder, sugar, oil and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed until combined.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl and stir together until well combined.
  • Cover the mixing bowl with a kitchen towel and place in the refrigerator to chill for 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to portion out the dough. Roll in your hands to form a ball and then roll each ball in the powdered sugar to coat.
  • Place the cookie dough balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set.
  • Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.



We use Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder. It's a Dutch-processed cocoa. Any variety of unsweetened cocoa powder will work in these cookies. Natural cocoa powder will produce a lighter colored cookie and Dutch-process will produce a darker cookie. Both should taste similar in the end result and either may be used, but we do prefer Dutch-processed.


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg