December 3, 2023

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in a plastic container separated by parchment

I always look for the chocolate cookie on the holiday tray, and very often, there isn’t one. How a tray is put together at a holiday is a big part of a lovely cookie display. A few chocolate cookies, in addition to the peanut butter blossoms and your favorite iced cookie, toffee bar, and citrus shortbread make a beautiful holiday cookie tray.

I like these chocolate crinkle cookies. They are easy to make and taste like brownies in your mouth. If you want to add a few drops of peppermint extract to the cookies, you can get a peppermint variation.

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are starting the 12 days of Christmas cooking off


  • 1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 c of sugar
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c confectioner's sugar (for coating)


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated. Mix in the vanilla.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture just until a dough forms.
  3. Cover the bowl with wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Grease two cookies sheets with non-stick spray.
  6. Roll 1 scant tablespoonful of dough into balls.
  7. Roll each dough ball in confectioners' sugar and place onto prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  9. The cookies will come out soft from the oven but will harden up as they cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheets.

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