Chocolate Crinkles

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These are one of my sister’s favorite cookies and now I think they are becoming one of mine.  I was craving these all week and finally made them the other day.  I only made one batch and saved the rest of the batter to make 2 1/2 more batches today.  One of the reasons I love these cookies is because they are so much like brownies, and brownies are hands-down my favorite chocolate treat!

Chocolate Crinkles 2

Originally, I was going to use this recipe at Good Thymes and Good Food, but I didn’t have the unsweetened chocolate on hand, so I found a different recipe at AllRecipes that used cocoa powder instead.  These are messy to eat, because of the powdered sugar…so make sure you grab a napkin or two!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (adapted from AllRecipes)

Makes 3 1/2 dozen

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 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. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and place in freezer for 30 minutes or chill in refrigerator for 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray. Use small cookie or ice scream scoop to scoop dough into one inch balls. Coat each ball in confectioners’ sugar before placing onto prepared cookie sheets.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.

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  1. Don’t know if I thanked you for the biscuits recipe, so, thank you!!

    Also – these cookies are so beautiful and I have been seeing them around the blogosphere a lot especially over the holidays…I need to make them!

  2. These are my all time favorite cookie. They bring back lots of childhood memories.

  3. I have always wanted to make crinkles, but never done it before. I really need to give them a try. They are so great! These look delicious.

  4. I’m glad that you ended up making these cookies! They are so great and such a yummy brownie/cookie combo! Perfect. 🙂

  5. Susan Gladd says:

    Is this another of your mail order creations? Yum! I dipped leftover shortbread cookies into dark chocolate for after-Christmas dessert, and I’m thinking what incredible chocolate these would be dipped…

  6. Susan Gladd says:

    “…these crinkles would be dipped…” Was my first comment confusing? I must work on being clearer…

  7. I love chocolate crinkles, but I’ve never made them! I think I’ll have to try. You’re right.. they do taste a lot like brownies. That might be why I love them so much. 🙂

  8. these are great cookies. I took them as part of a welcome platter and they were a big hit.

  9. These cookies are great–nice and chewy!

  10. I made these last week to give out to a professor and some friends. I’m an art student and I live in the school housing; now, the school also has a culinary program and while making these, I was in the dorms kitchen with culinary students who don’t like baking. They were really impressed and thought I was in the culinary program, especially after I gave each of them a cookie. They loved it SO much and were really surprised to find out I wasn’t in culinary.

    Now, I never got around to asking my professor what he thought of them, but two of my friends that did receive them both loved them SO MUCH. The closest one to me said if I had been with him when he tried them he would’ve proposed to me right then and there, cause he wouldn’t mind if I fattened him up and gave him diabetes if that’s what it was going to be like. He was even more surprised when I told him they were made from scratch.

    I myself don’t care much for chocolate, and much less chewy cookies which is why I thought they were just ok. I do love the crunchy little texture caused by the powdered sugar.

    I must also mention, that I added 1 1/2oz of melted bittersweet chocolate.

    Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing recipe<3<3<3!!!

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