clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Chocolate crinkle cookies on a white plate, with one of the cookies broken in half and the broken sides facing the camera.

Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Shelly | Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours - Overnight
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours and 21 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are like little bites of heaven! Rolled in a thick layer of powdered sugar, each snowy-white cookie crackles to reveal a dark, fudgy interior. 


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the granulated sugar, cocoa powder, oil, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the baking powder and salt and mix until incorporated.
  2. Fold in the flour until combined and stir in the chocolate chips. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours, or overnight until completely chilled.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  4. Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl. Set aside. 
  5. Using a medium (2- tablespoon) cookie scoop portion out the dough and roll it into a ball. Place the dough ball into the powdered sugar and coat generously. Place the coated ball onto the prepared baking sheet 2- inches apart. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 9 – 11 minutes until just set and the cookies have crackled tops. The cookies will seem slightly soft, this is ok . Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store airtight at room temperature for 3 days

Keywords: chocolate crackle cookie, christmas cookies, chocolate cookies

Scroll to Top