Irresistible Chocolate Crinkles Recipe for Effortless Bliss

Chocolate crinkles are delightful, brownie-like cookies with a soft, fudgy center and a crispy, powdered sugar-coated exterior.

Craving chocolaty bliss with a side of wrinkly charm? You’ve hit the sweet spot! Get ready to dive into a recipe for chocolate crinkles that’ll have your taste buds doing somersaults and your kitchen smelling like a cocoa wonderland. Follow along for all the scrumptious details you’ll need to create these deliciously fudgy delights!


Chocolate Crinkles Recipe

chocolate crinkles recipe

Imagine biting into a cookie that’s beautifully cracked on the outside, fudgy and gooey on the inside. That’s the magic of Chocolate Crinkles! Perfect for holiday gatherings or anytime you need a chocolate fix, these cookies bring a smile to everyone’s face. Yes, even the Grinch! They look elegant but are deceptively simple to make.

  • Cooking Method: Baking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Cuisine Type: American


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (for rolling)

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and vegetable oil until well combined.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, combining until just mixed. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Roll the chilled dough into 1-inch balls. Coat each ball thoroughly in powdered sugar.
  7. Place the powdered-sugar-coated balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are puffed and have crackled tops.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Substitute vegetable oil with coconut oil for a tropical twist.
  • Garnishing Options: Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a sweet-salty combo or drizzle with melted white chocolate.
  • Cooking Tips: Make sure the dough is well chilled to ensure the crinkly effect. Also, don’t skip the powdered sugar coating—it’s the fairy dust of this recipe!