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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

December 9, 2011

Do you know what chocolate crinkle cookies are?

IMG_3554 Hint: It’s this ^^^^^^

This is such a familiar looking cookie, but until Wednesday, I’d never made one.

And I had no idea how you made that fancy powdered sugar design.

Turns out, it just involves rolling your dough in the sugar before you bake them.


I wasn’t really prepared for anything that easy.

These cookies have a fairly short and simple ingredient list.  In fact, you probably have everything you need for these on hand, but I will warn you that they have to chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight, so plan accordingly. 

Also, plan to be out of the house while they chill, as repeatedly opening the fridge to cookie dough can be both tempting and torturous. 

I used this recipe and would highly recommend it.

IMG_3539 Mix dry ingredients.

IMG_3540 Mix wet ingredients.

IMG_3541Add dry to wet.


This is the part where I beg you not to use a whisk to mix the wet and dry together.

Unless, of course, you enjoy struggling to get a giant sticky clump of dough out of a whisk for 10 minutes.


Actually, the one thing I will say about these cookies is that the dough is STICKY.  Really sticky.  Even my spoonula had a hard time, but together we prevailed.

IMG_3545 Wrap in plastic wrap and chill.

Whether I’m telling you or the dough to chill is up for debate.

Then, all that’s left to do is roll, roll again, and bake.

IMG_3547 IMG_3549 IMG_3550


Truth be told, I’m not a huge chocolate cookie person, so I didn’t expect much from these cookies, but they really wowed me.  They’re soft, fudgy and not too sweet, thanks to the cocoa powder, which really balances out the powdered sugar.

And in case you need any more convincing, I made these on Wednesday and today they’re gone.  And I swear I didn’t finish them by myself.


Happy Friday!


Have you ever made chocolate crinkle cookies?

What’s your favorite way to use powdered sugar?

What are you doing this weekend?


Past “12 Days of Cookies” Posts:

Day 1: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Day 2: Snickerdoodles

Day 3: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillows

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2011 12:28 PM

    Definitely didn’t need to see that as I sit at my desk at the office bored and hungry. haha. They look fab though ~ so cute!

  2. December 9, 2011 2:01 PM

    I’ve never had those! but I’m pretty sure I’d love them!

  3. December 9, 2011 6:45 PM

    Oh those look SO good! I would have never thought they had to be rolled in sugar before being cooked!

  4. December 9, 2011 8:17 PM

    I love crinkle cookies! The design they make when they bake is so beautiful!

  5. brittney permalink
    December 10, 2011 7:04 AM

    I’ve been seeing these cookies everywhere lately! I think I may have to try them.
    My favourite way to used powdered sugar is Oh Baby Bars.

    Except I like to add Rice Krispies to the peanut butter part. Soo good!

    • December 10, 2011 9:26 AM

      I LOVE Eat, Live, Run! How have I never seen those bars?!

  6. December 10, 2011 10:58 AM

    Yum! I love powdered sugar on cookies or dark chocolate cakes 😀

  7. December 23, 2011 9:34 PM

    I love making chocolate crinkle cookies! Have you ever tried making them with a cake mix? 😀

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