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A plate of chocolate crinkle cookies.
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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a little bit like brownies in cookie form! They’re rich, fudgy, and chewy in the middle, and dusted in a coating of powdered sugar.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookies, cookies, crinkle cookies
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 172kcal


  • Baking sheets
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • Cookie scoop
  • Wire Rack
  • Hand mixer


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar


  • In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
    1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 cups white sugar, ½ cup vegetable oil, 4 large eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 4 hours.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into one inch balls or use a medium cookie scoop.
  • Coat each ball in confectioners' sugar before placing to prepared cookie sheets.
    ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg