Home » Recipes » Hand-Shaped Cookies » Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles

0 from 0 votes
Chocolate Crinkles
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.8/5 (5)
Course: Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Yummy chocolate cookie coated with powdered sugar. When it bakes, the cookie crackles all over, leaving dark brown cracks in the otherwise white cookie. Very pretty!


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar


  • Stir together oil, chocolate and granulated sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Chill several hours or overnight. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into confectioner’s sugar. Roll in sugar; shape into balls. Place about 2″ apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Don’t overbake!



Name & Location
(example: Sue in LA)

These have a nice crinkle on top. But, don't overbake as they will become little bricks. Keep the size relatively small or they lose the dainty look.
- A Baker

I made these with the help of my boyfriend's 5 year old daughter this past weekend. We had a great time making them (I rolled them into balls, she rolled the balls in the powdered sugar). They came out great! I did adjust for high altitude by adding a 1/2 teaspoon more baking powder.
- A Baker

This is an awesome cookie recipe. We have been making these for years in our family. We use Nestle pre-melted chocolate in ours instead of melting chocolate ourselves. It's much easier.
- Meredith

These can be expensive to make if you're on a budget since the recipe calls for 4 oz. of baking chocolate and a 4(!) eggs, but they are so worth it. I make them once a year for Christmas and their my oldest daughter's absolute favorite cookie. I agree with one of the other reviewers--it's just not Christmas without Chocolate Crinkles.
- A Baker

These cookies are a family tradition at Christmas time. It's not Christmas without Chocolate Crinkles. They are the 1st cookie I bake and I always make a double batch. When family arrives, they disappear quickly. They are the best cookie ever!
- Brenda Gerard
Supported By: Starfish Reviews

Rate this recipe!

Scan this QR code to return to this page and rate the recipe.

QR Code

Alternately, you can return to this page to write your review: