Chocolate Crinkles

These cookies pull off these wrinkly outfits in such an effortless way, you might be tempted to stop folding your clothes all together. You’ll probably start rolling up shirts and tossing them in a pile on your floor and get rid of your dresser, just to be as hip and crinkly as these cookies.

I wouldn’t blame you a bit. They look good, and they didn’t even try that hard.

These guys are so chocolatey good, that you might mistake them for your favorite brownie’s sister.


I made these last year, but they weren’t crinkly enough. I think I added the missing crinkles this year by dropping a messy teaspoon of batter into the powdered sugar, coating it, THEN rolling it into a perfect little ball. It got powdered sugar in all the right places. So there you go, crinkly crinkles for your christmas cookie pleasure.


Chocolate Crinkles
Recipe from Betty Crocker + Christmas’ Past


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 T butter, softened
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. In a large bowl, stir granulated sugar, butter, vanilla and chocolate. Stir in eggs one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet with cooking spray, or line wit parchment paper. Drop dough a teaspoon at a time into a small bowl containing 1/2 cup powdered sugar; roll around to coat. Shape into balls. On cookie sheet, place balls about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until almost no indention remains when touched. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool. Makes about 3 dozen.

These freeze really well.
Just sayin’.

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