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Tray of Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Herbs and Flour
Make the best Chocolate Crinkle Cookies at home with this easy recipe! These chocolatey cookies taste fudgy and brownie-like and form a pretty crackly pattern as they bake!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 149 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional- I like to add it for a richer chocolatey flavour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For rolling:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (aka icing sugar or confectioners sugar)


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the four, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy (a couple of minutes). Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer and mix until they are incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic food wrap and place in the fridge to set for 2 hours (the dough will be too sticky to handle without chilling it).
  • Scoop out dough (I like to use a small sized cookie scoop- to get a uniform size) and roll the dough into a ball.
  • Roll the dough balls in regular sugar first and then in the powdered sugar, being sure to coat them generously. Place the dough balls on the baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 133mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 169IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, christmas, christmas cookies, cookies
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