Holiday Cookie Recipe: Chocolate Crinkles

3 Dozen
40 min

Soft & chewy chocolate crinkle cookies

These chocolate crinkles are soft and chewy chocolate cookies covered in powdered sugar. Over the years they have become a holiday favorite in our family! I can remember back to when I was a little girl helping my mom make these for the holidays. This is an easy recipe and great for involving your kids! I know my daughter loves rolling the cookies in powdered sugar!

Chocolate Crinkles: a family favorite holiday cookie recipe

I have been making this holiday cookie recipe for almost 30 years now! This was my mom’s recipe and I’ve asked if I could share it with all of you! Usually I will double this chocolate crinkles recipe so that I have enough to share with friends and family. This year we made a large batch and delivered them to our neighborhood!

An Easy To make holiday cookie

These chocolate crinkles are super easy to make! I usually will make the cookie dough a day in advance and then let them chill in the fridge overnight. When I’m ready to make the cookies, I simply roll them into tablespoon sized balls and heavily coat them in powdered sugar.

You want to make sure that you don’t over cook these chocolate crinkles. I bake mine for 10 to 12 minutes and check at 10 minutes. Once they are done, I remove them from the oven and let them cool for about 2 minutes on the baking sheet. Then I transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling down.

How To Store Chocolate Crinkles

If you find that you have any chocolate crinkles left over, you can easily put them in an airtight container and store them for up to 5 days. After a few days, you may notice that the cookies start to dry out. I know some people do freeze their cookies by putting them in an airtight container and lining them with wax paper. (We have never had any left over to do this!)

Holiday Cookies to ENJOY THIS SEASON

I hope that you enjoy these holiday chocolate crinkles as much as our family does! Be sure to visit for more great recipes!

Happy Baking!

Holiday Cookie Recipe: Chocolate Crinkles
Recipe details
  • 3  Dozen
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate I use Baker's Premium Baking Bars
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar

In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir and set aside.
Melt 4 oz. of unsweetened chocolate over stove top on low heat. Stirring frequently to prevent chocolate from burning on pan. Once melted, remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, combine vegetable oil, melted unsweetened chocolate, and sugar. Beat in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add Vanilla.
Stir in dry ingredients (except for powdered sugar).
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator. Chill for at least several hours or overnight.
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Form small tbsp size balls of dough. Roll cookie balls in powdered sugar. Place approximately 2'' apart on baking sheet.
Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 min. Transfer to wire baking rack to finish cooling.
  • I make my chocolate cookie dough several days in advance. The dough stores well in the fridge for about a week (make sure it’s covered so it doesn’t dry out). I also usually double my recipe so I have extra to give away to friends and family.
  • Once you’ve baked the cookies, store them in an air-tight container. They will last for 3-5 days.
Jennifer Gulizia | The Flowering Farmhouse
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  • Patty Patty on Nov 04, 2021

    I love these cookies. I've never seen a recipe for them. So excited to be baking them this year. I have a question though. Don't you flatten them with a fork after you roll them in the powdered sugar? How do they go from a ball into a flat cookie?

  • Jerry La Bathe Jerry La Bathe on Nov 12, 2021

    I'm going to have to give them a try. They'll go nicely with my Wife's pecan ball's. Can use the powdered sugar on both. A win win.