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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are chocolate cookies loaded with unsweetened cocoa and rolled in powdered sugar just before they are baked to give them their unique and pleasing wrinkling appearance.  Chocolate crinkle cookies are found in most popular cafes and coffee shops around Charleston, South Carolina, but this is a super easy recipe so we can make these favorite chocolate crinkle cookies right in our own kitchen!

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This recipe yields about 6 dozen which makes plenty to serve big crowds. Loaded with delicious chocolate flavor, you can see why these chocolate crinkle cookies are so popular and loved by everyone. Perfect for the holiday season!

Chocolate crinkle cookie dough is very easy and is made with all the staple ingredients such as, unsweetened cocoa, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, salt and vegetable oil.  Then rolled into balls and rolled into powered sugar before baking.  Bake at 350 degrees F for only 8 to 10 minutes for the small ones and 10 to 12 minutes for the larger size cookies.

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You will need to chill the cookie dough for a few hours before working with it simply because the dough becomes too sticky and it’s almost impossible to make perfect little balls.  We made the dough the night before.  Even better.

Keep in mind, depending how long you bake them will determine their outcome. The chocolate crinkle cookies can turn out either soft and chewy or crispy and crunchy.  Try baking a few cookies first to see their outcome and then continue baking the rest. But what we know for sure is they will be popular every time you serve them!



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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
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Serves: 5 to 6 dozens
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are chocolate cookies loaded with unsweetened cocoa and rolled in powdered sugar just before they are baked to give them their unique and pleasing wrinkling appearance. Easy and chocolaty delicious!
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp.salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  2. Stir in vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt into the cocoa mixture. Cover with clear or foil wrap and chill for at least 2 to 4 hours. The dough will be very sticky and needs to be chilled before you can make balls for these cookies.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Change the oven rack to the center of oven. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls or slightly larger, using a teaspoon or use a number 50 size scoop. Coat each ball with powdered sugar and place them 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, for soft chew cookies, and 10 to 12 minutes for crunchier cookies. Do not over bake. The cookies will have a shiny appearance when you take them out the oven.
  6. Allow cookies rest for 1 minute before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Yields: 5 to 6 dozen
It's best to keep cookies in a sealed container to keep them fresh for 1 week. Also, if you over bake them, they will turn out crunchy.
Do not bake them on the bottom rack of the oven, since I tried that and actually burned them on the bottoms of the cookies. It's best baking them on the center rack only.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Anna and Liz

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  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    December 19, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    One of my favorites! Love these crackles and haven’t gotten around to making them yet this year!

  • Reply
    by Anna and Liz
    December 20, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Thanks so much Abbe! Happy Holidays!

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    Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
    December 20, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Ready to nibble on these chocolate treats with a nice big glass of cold milk while sitting by the fireside!

    Merry Christmas Anna and Liz!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      December 22, 2018 at 9:23 am

      May we join you by the fireside? Would love to someday! Thanks so much for stopping by and Buon Natale Roz!

  • Reply
    December 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I’ve always admired the look of crinkle cookies. So pretty and delicious too!

  • Reply
    by Anna and Liz
    December 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Me too! And, they taste as good as they look! Honest! We’re making them again this weekend… Thanks so much Susan!

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    Sandra Favre-Byles
    December 23, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    These cookies look so wonderfully festive! Perfect for the Christmastime period!
    I wanted to pop in and wish you both a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! Thank you for so many delicious recipes you give here throughout each year! Sandra x

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      by Anna and Liz
      December 26, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Oh Thank you Sandra for your beautiful comments this past year, and especially for your friendship all the way from beautiful Switzerland!! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy Happy New Year!!

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