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chocolate crinkle cookies for christmas

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Crack Cookies With Cocoa Powder

Easy, delicious homemade chocolate crinkle cookies recipe for Christmas, Easter or any time of the year a very quick and yummy dessert that kids will love.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate crinkle cookies for Christmas, chocolate crinkle cookies recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chilling time for dough 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 102kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • vanilla extract few drops
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar use as needed to roll the cookie dough


to prepare the cookie dough

  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  • In another bowl, beat well the butter and sugar.
  • Beat the egg very well in a different bowl and add the beaten egg to the butter sugar mixture.
  • Add the vanilla essence, mix well.
  • Add the butter sugar egg mixture to the dry flour mixture and mix well until all ingredients are mixed well, you may use your hands to mix the cookie dough if you can't do with a spoon.
  • Add the oil also and mix very well to form the cookie dough, mix again to make the perfect cookie dough.
  • Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Now the chilled cookie dough is ready to be used.

to make the chocolate crinkle cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Keep the powdered sugar in a small bowl aside.
  • Make small balls (about 1 inch) out of the cookie dough and place them in the cookie sheet. The cookies will spread as they get baked so you need to leave some space in between the balls. You do not need to bake the entire cookies at the same time, as mostly they won't fit in a single cookie sheet. You can just use about half of the cookie dough to make about 12 cookies and do the remaining in the next batch (remember to chill the remaining dough until ready to use).
  • Once you have placed the cookies in the cookie sheet, take each of the balls, one at a time, and roll them in the bowl of powdered sugar so the ball is all covered in sugar, and place the rolled ball with sugar back in its place in the cookie sheet. Do the same for all the dough balls.
  • Bake for about 12 to 14 minutes and transfer the cookie sheet immediately from the hot oven in order to prevent the cookies from getting baked further.
  • Allow the cookies to cool down completely, once cooled, enjoy the delicious cookies with a cup of milk, tea or coffee! Similarly bake the remaining cookies (from the remaining dough) as well.


if you leave the cookie dough in the refrigerator for several hours it may harden. In that case, you can microwave the dough for about 3 to 4 seconds to soften it up slightly. Make sure not to microwave more than that since we still need the cookie dough in its chilled form.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg