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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These classic chocolate crinkle cookies look like snow-dusted mountains with their contrasting chocolate cookie and cracked powdered sugar shell. These rich, cake-like cookies are a delicious chocolaty treat around the holidays or any time.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate crinkle cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life



  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt to a medium sized mixing bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Add the softened butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla. Continue mixing until well blended.
  • Add the flour mixture a little at a time, and mix until combined.
  • Cover and chill for at least two hours (or up to 24 hours).
  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sift the powdered sugar into a small bowl so it is nice and fluffy.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator.
  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out about a heaping teaspoon of dough and shape into 1-inch sized balls.
  • Roll each ball in the powdered sugar to coat all sides, and place 2-inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake in a preheated oven until edges are set and tops are crinkled, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly, remove from baking sheet, and cool completely on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
  • Makes about 48 cookies.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.4g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 3.3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 7.5g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg