Chocolate Crinkles

My kids and I had fun baking these cookies; It’s been a long while since I last made crinkles. This Christmas cookie recipe is one of the first baking recipes that I tried when I was just starting to learn how to bake.

I love crinkles but I (used to) only get to eat these cookies before around Christmas season, so when I saw this recipe and saw how very easy it is, I tried it immediately and I was very happy with the result…I can bake crinkles, yay! I even tried selling these cookies to some friends and acquaintances before. 🙂


It’s one of those..dry ingredients, wet ingredients, combine type of recipes..very easy


…the dough is quite heavy, a mixer will make your job easier but I like to use wooden spoon just like I used to


Make dough into 1-inch balls and roll it in a bowl of confetioners’ sugar before baking 


..and ta-da! yummy crinkles! 🙂

Here’s the recipe:

adapted from Maya Kitchen Cookbook

makes 3 dozen cookies

2 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cup dutch-processed cocoa
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
3/4 cup oil ( canola, vegetable or corn oil)
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Mix first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, mix oil and the rest of the ingredients in a big measuring cup or in another bowl, mix well before adding it to the flour mixture. Mix until well combined. Shape into 1″ balls then roll it on confectioners’ sugar ; arrange about 2-inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake until the top cracks. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Dust with more confectioners sugar if you want. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!! 🙂

..13 days to go before Christmas 🙂

4 Responses to "Chocolate Crinkles"

  1. Jean   December 4, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Hi Olive. I made this recipe and it was delicious but how come the sugar comes off when i take it out of the oven and it doesnt crack at the same time?

    • Olive   January 3, 2012 at 8:10 am

      Hello, Jean! The first time I made this, it didn’t crack too so what I did was flatten it gently with the back of a spatula then I dusted it with more powdered sugar. 🙂 Try rolling the dough into balls really well; you should have smooth dough balls before rolling it in powdered sugar and baking and also check if your oven temperature is right.. I hope this response is not yet too late..I’m sorry for the late reply. Thanks 🙂

  2. Sophie   December 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Hello Olive & kids!

    Your chocolate crinckels cookies look so delectable & great appetizing pictures too!

  3. Belinda @zomppa   December 11, 2010 at 8:54 am

    These are way too good!!!! I just may have to give these a go.


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