Chocolate Crinkles

This Chocolate Crinkles recipe is a holiday family favorite- these deliciously chewy, chocolate cookies are super easy to make and a definite crowd-pleaser! These cookies are perfect on a Christmas cookie platter and are the best addition to any special occasion dessert table.

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I’m sure you’ve seen these before. I mean come on, we all have. These festively pretty chocolate cookies seem to be a mainstay on every holiday cookie plate, at least they do around here. And with good reason! Chocolate Crinkles are so perfectly chewy and delicious that no one can seem to resist them.

Chocolate Crinkles are a holiday family favorite- these deliciously chewy, chocolate cookies are super simple to make and a definite crowd pleaser!

When I made baked these cookies, it was bright and early in the morning. Being that they were so irresistible, even at 9am, I just had to sample one. And of course when A saw me enjoying one, she looked at me with those sweet Disney-princess eyes and said “cuh-cuh?” (which is A’s way of saying cookie). While I try not to create a habit of feeding her treats that early or anything an hour after breakfast, I couldn’t resist that sweet little inquiry and figured what the hell! It’s a holiday weekend, right?

It seems that I created a monster because for the rest of the day, A would come up to me asking for a cuh-cuh. But I can’t say I’m surprised. Chocolate Crinkles have been a favorite of J’s for as long as I’ve made them for him (so pretty much every Christmas for the past nine years). My chocolate-loving husband can’t keep his hands off those cookies any more that our little girl.

Chocolate Crinkles are a holiday family favorite- these deliciously chewy, chocolate cookies are super simple to make and a definite crowd pleaser!

Chocolate Crinkles are pretty difficult to screw up, even for those who aren’t the best bakers (like me!!). My biggest piece of advice is to go slow and steady when melting your chocolate. Since I don’t currently own a double boiler, I create my own by placing a Pyrex bowl over a pot of simmering water and stirring the chocolate frequently. Chocolate can be pretty temperamental to work with and if you melt it over too high heat it will seize up creating a clay like texture.

In general these are relatively simple to make and freeze pretty well. They fulfill everyone’s chewy-chocolaty-goodness-need beautifully which makes them a hot item on the cookie platter. While this recipe makes a pretty good size batch, don’t plan on having any left. These little guys go fast!

Chocolate Crinkles are a holiday family favorite- these deliciously chewy, chocolate cookies are super simple to make and a definite crowd pleaser!

Some of my other favorite Christmas Cookie recipes are:

Neapolitan Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies

Pecan Tarts

Sour Cream Cookies

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Yields 3 dozen

Chocolate Crinkles

This Chocolate Crinkles recipe is a holiday family favorite- these deliciously chewy, chocolate cookies are super easy to make and a definite crowd-pleaser! These cookies are perfect on a Christmas cookie platter and are the best addition to any special occasion dessert table.

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of oil (I used canola oil)
  • 4 oz. of unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1 cup of confectioner's sugar

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. In a bowl, mix oil, chocolate and sugar. Add your eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined (don't over mix) and chill for at least a few hours. I chilled it overnight.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your cookie pans by either greasing them or lining with parchment paper.
  5. Roll teaspoons of dough into small balls and cover in confectioner's sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes (don't over bake).
  6. Enjoy!
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  • Reply
    Lakisha
    November 30, 2015 at 11:58 am Yummy. I know it was 9 am but I would have ate more than one lol
    • Reply
      Jessy
      December 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm I definitely did :)
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    Krystal
    November 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm These look delicious. I need to try making these for my husband! Krystal recently posted...Taking Care of your Teeth with the Tooth Fairy TykeMy Profile
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      Jessy
      December 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm Thank you- my husband cannot get enough!
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    Amanda
    November 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm Those look delicious! I might have to add them to my list of Christmas cookies to bake this year! Amanda recently posted...Fall 2015 Bucket List: RecapMy Profile
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      Jessy
      December 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm Thank you- I hope you enjoy!
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    Shann
    December 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm I love these, but never knew what they were called. Going to have to add these to the list this year. Shann recently posted...Saving Money for an EducationMy Profile
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      Jessy
      December 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm Me too! Enjoy!
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    Kaitie @ Fuchsia Freezer
    December 2, 2015 at 2:52 pm these look so delicious! And perfect for my christmas cookie exchange!! Kaitie @ Fuchsia Freezer recently posted...Turkey Stuffed Zucchini BoatsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      December 3, 2015 at 2:02 pm Thank you- they're perfect for a cookie exchange and the recipe makes a good amount.
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    Kristi
    December 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm These look divine! I'm going to have to try these! Kristi recently posted...DIY Kids Craft Stick Christmas Tree OrnamentMy Profile
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      Jessy
      December 3, 2015 at 2:02 pm I hope you enjoy them :)
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    Karen
    December 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm Thanks for sharing at Let's Get Real Link Up. You sure have some fun, beautifully created recipes. Karen recently posted...Welcome to Let’s Get Real Party #119My Profile
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      Jessy
      December 7, 2015 at 11:19 am Thank you :)
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    Rosemary @anitalianinmykitchen
    December 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm These look so delicious, thanks for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Rosemary @anitalianinmykitchen recently posted...Make It Happen – ZabaioneMy Profile
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      Jessy
      December 9, 2015 at 11:35 am Thank you!

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