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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
Keyword christmas, crinkle cookies, holidays
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 79kcal
Author Jenna Shaughnessy


  • 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