Stupid-Easy Recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (#1 Top-Rated)


While these snow-capped chocolate treats are a favorite on holiday cookie platters, we think they have a place in the cookie jar year-round!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

1. Info for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Cook Time: 32 min
  • Total Time: 32 min
  • Servings: 15
  • Calories: 326.92 kcal

2. Ingredients for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.

Place the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Add the flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt to the bowl. Beat on low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, until a smooth dough forms.

3.2 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.3 Prep

Divide the cookie dough into 30 balls, using roughly 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough for each, and arrange them spaced 1 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Transfer the sheets to the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Alternately, freeze the dough balls on a small tray or large plate and transfer to the baking sheets after freezing.

Place the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Remove the dough balls from the freezer. Roll each cookie in the powdered sugar, creating a coating thick enough that no dough is visible, and place on the prepared baking sheets.

3.4 Oven

Bake the cookies on middle rack of oven until puffy, cracked, and opaque, 15-17 minutes.

3.5 Check

Check to see that cookies are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.6 Serve

Allow the cookies to rest on the sheets for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.


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