Baked Goods and Desserts

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies -- quick and easy to make, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

One week until Christmas!! One week until Christmas!!

Man, Santa’s going to be here and hungry for some cookies any day now. So if you’re looking for a last-minute recipe to bake up for the man in red — or (if like in this song) you feel like a little extra sugar for yourself — I thought I’d share one last cookie recipe for the season that I’m pretty sure everyone will love. Or at least, it has always been the cookie that seems to disappear the fastest at any cookie exchange I’ve ever attended. 🙂

Who wants a Chocolate Crinkle Cookie?

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies -- quick and easy to make, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

I’ll be the first to say that this is my recipe for classic Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. It’s not lightened up. There’s no whole wheat flour in there. Just a delicious, soft and chewy chocolate cookie…that’s coated in powdered sugar…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies -- quick and easy to make, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

…and then baked up to sweet crinkled perfection.Chocolate Crinkle Cookies -- quick and easy to make, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Aka — a total treat. 🙂

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies -- quick and easy to make, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

If you’d like to make them extra chocolate-y, you’re welcome to dip them in a mixture of powdered sugar and cocoa powder (use a 1:1 ratio of each). Or if you can also mix in an extra cup of semisweet chocolate chips to the dough before rolling it up. Or if you really want to go crazy, you could add in some peanut butter chips and make just about every chocolate-PB-dessert-lover’s dreams come true.

Me? I’m sticking with the classic this year. And if Santa’s lucky, I might save one for him too. 😉


Yield: 20-22 cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


This Chocolate Crinkle Cookies recipe is a classic for a reason! They’re easy to make, wonderfully sweet and chocolatey, and perfect for the holidays!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar or cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable (or canola) oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • (optional: 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, for coating the cookies

Directions:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until combined. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the oil and granulated sugar. Beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating on medium-low speed until combined. Add in vanilla, beating on medium-low speed until combined. Then gradually fold in the flour mixture, and beat on medium-low speed until combined. (If you would like to include chocolate chips, add them in at this point and beat on medium-low speed until combined.)

Form the dough into a large ball, and place it on a large sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic around it so that it is sealed tightly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or up to 24 hours) until the dough is chilled completely through.

When you’re ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350?F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the sugar into a small bowl.

Remove and unwrap the dough. Then roll the dough into 1-inch balls, dip each ball in the powdered sugar until it is completely covered on all sides, and then place the dough balls at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack, and let them cool until they reach room temperature.

Serve immediately, or store in a sealed container for up to 5 days. These cookies (either in dough form, or baked) can also freeze for up to 3 months in a sealed container.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies -- quick and easy to make, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

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51 Comments

  • Well, these cookies are brand spanking new to me. Hosting an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party next week (actually the wifer is) but I’m sending her this link because I know she’ll want to include them on her dessert appetizer platter. And we’re giving away the same $200 appetizer mahogany or cherry platter on our blog right now.
    Great recipe. Should be fun to make. Maybe the winner of the sweater contest gets a batch of these to take home?!? 

  • These cookies look like total treats indeed!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 9:37 pm
    Thanks Medeja, we hope you enjoy them!


  • These cookies always look as nice as they taste. Love them.

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 9:20 pm
    Thanks Amy, we’re happy you enjoy them! 🙂


  • ooh I love crinkle cookies! And great idea of using half powdered sugar and half cocoa powder! I never thought of that..I mean can you have too much chocolate? I think not…

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 9:15 pm
    Thanks Heather, we hope you enjoy these! And nope, we’re pretty certain you can never have too much chocolate. ;D


  • I love this! They look super festive and yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂
    Lucy xoxo

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 9:13 pm
    Thanks Lucy, we hope you enjoy them! 🙂


  • Would using flax eggs work the same in this to make them vegan?

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 9:08 pm
    Hi Kaela, we haven’t tried this recipe with flax eggs, so we can’t say how it would work, but we think it’s worth trying. Using the flax eggs would definitely make them vegan (as long as you use dairy-free chocolate chips as well). We hope you enjoy – definitely let us know how these turn out if you try the flax eggs! 🙂


  • Thank you! I have been pondering all week about cookies to make for my exchange party on Sunday. I love these and love that the recipe will be safe for my son with multiple food allergies just as its written! Merry Christmas!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 5:50 pm
    You’re welcome Julie, we hope you and your kiddo enjoy these! Merry Christmas to you as well! 😀


  • I almost never comment but this time I couldnt help it. Ive been looking for the perfect crinkle cookie recipe and you just delivered it to me on a “cookie” palate. Such kismet! thanks!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 5:43 pm
    Yay, we’re so happy to hear that Chelsea, thanks for sharing! 😀


  • These are so much prettier than my crinkled ever turn out! And I’m totally drooling over the pb chip suggestion….

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 5:53 pm
    Thanks Odessa, we hope you enjoy them!


  • Thie mixture did not form into a ball of dough, but I put the mixture not to the plastic wrap and chilled it.  And although it was sticky to divid the dough, the cookies turned out wonderful and looked just like the pictures and tasted just as good.

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 5:53 pm
    That’s strange Sandra, we haven’t had trouble getting it to form into a ball of dough before. We’re not sure what the issue could have been. We’re happy they turned out well regardless, and that you enjoyed them! 🙂


  • These look fab! Love your photography too.

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 5:36 pm
    Thanks Amelia, we hope you enjoy them!


  • These are gorgeous! Light & fluffy in the middle, crispy on the outside, easy to make too. Might add some chopped must next time – there will be next time very soon! 

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 5:26 pm
    Thank you Amanda, we’re so happy you enjoyed them! 😀


  • I had just come back to your website to double check the chewy ginger molasses recipe I am making from you tonight when I saw this lovely new post! These are gorgeous.  I don’t really recall eating these cookies before but they look delicious and tempting.  Maybe if I have extra ingredients leftover I will make a batch of these to add into my gift cookie tins 🙂
    Thank you for the inspiration! 

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 10:07 pm
    Thank you Devin, we hope you enjoy these (and the molasses cookies)! 😀


  • These are so.dang.pretty. I can’t get over that crinkly powdered sugar beauty! 

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 22nd, 2015 @ 7:47 am
    Thanks Senika, we hope you enjoy them! 🙂


  • These are GORGEOUS! I wish I could have one right now. So chocolatey. So crinkly. Sometimes the simple original recipe is just the best!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 22nd, 2015 @ 7:48 am
    Thanks Lindsey, we hope you love them! 🙂


  • These look amazing! And so simple too. Do you think they’d work with melted butter instead of oil?

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 5th, 2016 @ 1:49 pm
    Thanks Brigid, and yes, we think so! We hope you enjoy these!


  • Perfect for Christmas 🙂 Thank you so much. I hope mine turn out as good as these on the pictures. The kids will love them and i’m sure i’ll have to make quite a lot of them. 
    Question: Do you think i can add some mint flavor to them? Or i should replace the vanilla with mint? Or mint is not a good idea at all? Thanks

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 23rd, 2015 @ 10:11 am
    You’re very welcome Shirley, we hope you and your kiddos love these! We think you could totally add some mint extract to these. You could do half vanilla and half mint, or just replace the vanilla with the mint if you like. We think they would be really yummy with some minty flavor! 🙂


  • These look easy to make 🙂 And fast! :)) Thank you

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 23rd, 2015 @ 9:57 am
    We hope you love them! 🙂


  • This kind of cookie reminds me of my childhood, my mom used to make a lemon version of this each and every Christmas. SO good!
    Josh | The Kentucky Genthttp://thekentuckygent.com

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 26th, 2015 @ 8:45 pm
    Thanks Josh, we hope these cookies bring you back! : ) We bet the lemon version of these is insane!! 😀


  • I made these for a Christmas Party and they were a HIT! Not one was left. Thank you so much- I love your entire blog! Every recipe I’ve tried has been incredible!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 26th, 2015 @ 9:07 pm
    Thanks for sharing Kristin, we’re so glad to hear that! 🙂


  • I made these on Christmas Day. They were phenomenal! A huge hit. I will DEFINITELY make these again. Probably very soon. Lol.

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 28th, 2015 @ 4:06 pm
    Thanks for sharing Kristen, we’re so glad to hear that! 😀


  • Well, well Hayley… I am NOT your best baker, but I must say that I made this cookies the other day for my family.. and they loved it. I am that baker that burned everything, because i think is not cook completly.. lol.. but this one came out sooooo good. I didn’t put the chocolate chips and they were delicious.. I even made some extra cookies for my co-workers.. and we have in our dept really good bakers and I got the stamp of approval from them.. Thanks so much for another great recipe.. so far all the recipes that I have made from your site are delicious. THANK YOU!!! 🙂

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 31st, 2015 @ 8:41 am
    Hi Annette, this is actually Ali’s blog, I just help out with things. 🙂 But we’re so happy you, your family and your coworkers loved these cookies! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂


  • Wow! At first, the dough was sticky and more like batter, and it looked like it would only make a couple of cookies, but I was wrong! I coated my hands with powdered sugar which made it much easier to roll the balls, and it ended up making 20 of the most amazing cookies I’ve ever eaten, not to mention that they were gorgeous. This blog is amazing, and I have spent the past couple hours making lists of all of the recipes I need to make! Thanks for giving us such scrumptious and easy recipes!!!

    Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 9th, 2016 @ 2:05 pm
    Thanks for sharing with us Gabi! We’re so happy to hear you loved these! 😀


  • Brilliant recipe! Have made these quite a few times now and they always turn out great. Thanks! 

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