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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a classic Christmas cookie. They are full of rich chocolate and cinnamon flavor, with a delightful fudgy texture and delicious crunch on the outside that everyone will enjoy.

chocolate crinkle cookies covered in powdered sugar

If you are looking for a delicious and festive Christmas cookie, these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies should definitely be top of your list this holiday season.

Not only do they taste delicious but they look so Christmassy, too! Actually, my kids think they are a “cool Christmas cookie” because all the little cracks on the top!

These chocolate crinkle cookies are like hot chocolate in cookie form, and perfect for the holidays!

Perfect For a Cookie Swap or Gift

Looking for a gift for your neighbors? Pop these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in some cellophane and wrap with a ribbon and a cute gift tag for a wonderful gift.

Of course they make great teacher and colleague gifts and they’ll be a hit at any cookie swap!

A classic Christmas crinkle cookie

How to Make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Start this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe by mixing the dry ingredients in a bowl
The cookie dough for these chocolate crinkle cookies is a deliciously rich chocolate batter and looks sticky
Roll the crinkle cookie dough into small balls and coat in powdered sugar

In stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine all the dry ingredients, except for the flour.

Add in the oil, then turn to medium speed and incorporate the eggs and vanilla.

Turn to low speed and slowly add the flour until thoroughly combined. The dough will be sticky.

Refrigerate for 30 – 45 minutes to allow the dough to firm up, then using a cookie scoop, scoop out 24 balls. You may need to roll them in your hands to get perfect little balls.

Roll the cookie balls in the powdered sugar and cinnamon mix. The addition of a tiny bit of cinnamon is key here, and what makes these taste extra special! Then arrange the cookies on parchment-lined cookie sheets.

Bake and watch as they crinkle beautifully!

These chocolate crinkle cookies are the perfect cookies to pair with a warm mug of hot chocolate

I do hope you’ll make them and enjoy eating them as much as I did!!

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Chocolate crinkle cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Jenna Shaughnessy
These simple and sweet Christmas chocolate crinkle cookies are a classic holiday cookie! A soft, rich chocolate cookie coated in sweet powdered sugar. Perfect for a cookie exchange or for Santa!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 79 kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ cup oil canola or vegetable
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar mixed with a pinch of ground cinnamon (for rolling the cookies in)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F once you are ready to bake. Line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, instant coffee granules and ground cinnamon.
  • Make a well in the middle and pour in the oil. Whisk in the egg and the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour bit by bit and using an electric mixer beat everything together till mixed. The dough will look sticky.
  • Refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes till the dough is firm enough to be rolled into balls.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out little balls of dough.
  • Roll the little balls in powdered sugar and cinnamon powder mix. Arrange on the prepped cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack once the cookies are cool enough to be handled and let the cookies cool down completely before serving.


Calories: 79kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 72mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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