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A plate of chocolate crinkle cookies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These chocolate crinkle cookies are soft, fudgy cookies rolled in powdered sugar and baked to perfection. A super easy treat that's the perfect dessert for any occasion. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 87kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  • Place the cocoa powder, granulated sugar and vegetable oil in a bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well in between each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the bowl. Stir until just combined.
  • Cover the bowl of dough, then chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
  • Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls, then roll each ball in powdered sugar. Place the balls of dough 2 inches apart on the sheet pans.
  • Bake each pan of cookies for 10-12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool for 5 minutes on the pan, then transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely. Serve, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg