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Chocolate crinkle cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 79kcal


  • 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: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg