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!Jump to Recipe
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! As always, be sure to PIN this recipe to Pinterest so you can easily come back to it. If you do make this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think.
Happy Holidays and Happy Baking!
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- Baking Pan
- 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.