Chocolate crinkles

I fell into a regular baking spree and also made these chocolate crinkles. Twice. They are delicious–possibly replacing those peanut-butter-chocolate cookies as my numero one. This recipe is perfect. If you follow it closely, you will have top-notch cookies.

Chocolate Crinkles
recipe via Simply Recipes
makes about 50 cookies (I usually get a few fewer)


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I’ve been using grapeseed oil)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder (optional–I haven’t used this)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (though you can do this with a wooden spoon, too–as I have) beat together the cocoa powder, white sugar, and vegetable oil until it comes together into a shiny, gritty, black dough of sorts.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing for 30 seconds after each. Add the vanilla and beat in thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and espresso powder if using. Mix into the chocolate mixture on low speed until just combined. Do not overbeat. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill the dough for four hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the confectioner’s sugar in a wide bowl. Using a rounded teaspoon get clumps of the chilled dough and roll them into 1-inch (2.5 cm) sized balls using your hands. Roll the balls in the confectioner’s sugar and place on the cookie sheets (you should be able to get 12-16 on each sheet). Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool a minute or two on the sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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2 Responses to Chocolate crinkles

  1. lindsay says:

    Oh man! I tried these one time somewhere and they blew me away, they were so good, but I didn’t know how to find them!! Thank you for this recipe!!!

  2. Sharon says:

    Just realized I actually got to taste these while you were here! They were fantastic!!

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