These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are fudgy and delicious! A new favorite Christmas recipe to try this year.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
If you're looking to try a new cookie recipe this holiday season, these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are sure to become a new family favorite. They're perfectly fudgy with a sweet powdered coating outside.
Plus, these are so easy to make and have some extra fun of rolling into balls (great to get the kids involved in baking!). Here's how to make these tasty treats.
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Ingredients for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies:
- Cocoa powder
- Vegetable oil
- Baking powder
- Powdered Sugar
How To Make These Yummy Cookies:
Start by combining your cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat in your eggs one at a time and then add the vanilla extract.
In a smaller bowl, combine your flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well and then stir into the cocoa mixture.
You'll want to cover your dough and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours to give it time to set.
Preheat your oven to 350° and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Roll your dough into 1″ balls and then coat in powdered sugar. I find the easiest way to do this is to sprinkle the powdered sugar on a plate and then roll the ball around in it until you have an even coating. Place the balls onto your prepared cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350℉. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or use silicone baking mats.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls, and then coat with powdered sugar before placing onto prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheet 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Do you have to refrigerate cookie dough before baking?
Some cookie recipes call for chilling the dough before baking but you can get away with baking right away.
For this recipe, this step is definitely necessary! If you try to roll the dough into balls and coat with the powdered sugar without chilling first, you will have a sticky, gooey mess on your hands.
So, make sure to allow time to chill this dough in the fridge for the best-tasting and easiest-prep cookies.
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