Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Nov. 30, 2016

These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are also called snowcaps, and they are fudgy and soft in the middle, like a brownie, with a crisp edge covered in confectioner's sugar. They're really easy to make, and are made from a simple dough.


All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Granulated sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Grapeseed oil 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Eggs 2 Large
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Confectioner’s sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) ((for rolling))



1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a bowl, whisk to combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.

3. In another bowl, whisk to combine the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until no flour streaks remain. Chill the dough for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.


5. Use a medium (1.5 tbsp) cookie scoop to portion out the dough, then roll into balls. They should be about 1” in diameter.

6. Roll the balls in confectioner’s sugar until generously and completely coated, then place 12 on a sheet pan.

7. Bake for 10 minutes, until the cookies are crinkled and the dough no longer looks raw.

8. You want to underbake this type of cookie.


9. Let cool slightly to set, then enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 194Calories from Fat 67

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 86 mg3.58%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet