Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are my husband’s favorite cookie!
They are usually made around Christmas time, but they really are a cookie to enjoy any time of year.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
My mother-in-law used to make these for my husband for Christmas. He’d get his own tin full of these as one of his gifts, and he would hoard them all for himself.
This Crinkle Cookie recipe is one of the easiest cookie recipes to make, but I always forget that I need to allow a little extra time to chill the dough after mixing it up.
It has to be chilled 1 to 4 hours before, so it can be easily rolled into a ball before you roll in powdered sugar. My rolling tip is to rub your palms with a teeny bit of vegetable oil or butter so the dough doesn’t stick to your hands. If it’s really sticky, then it hasn’t chilled long enough.
I love how the crackling occurs while baking and how chewy and moist they turn out. Still great for dunking!
This year I whipped up a batch of these Chocolate Crinkles to take on our annual Christmas Tree Tailgater. We meet up with my in-laws at our favorite tree farm, and after we’ve all cut our trees, it’s time for a tailgater. We have hot chocolate, Spanish coffees, cookies, crackers etc… It’s a tradition.
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ cup sugar
- 1½ cup all- purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Mix the first 5 items together in a medium size bowl (cocoa powder, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt). Set aside.
- In another medium size mixing bowl, combine oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Use a mixer on low for about 20 seconds.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients until the batter is completely mixed. The batter will be thick and sticky.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill in your refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees while you line your cookie sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Pour the powdered sugar into a bowl.
- Using a spoon, take a large scoop of batter and roll into a ball, then roll around in the powdered sugar. Coat the dough ball completely.
- Place on the prepared cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 min.
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