Festive Chocolate Crinkles

These Festive Chocolate Crinkles will fulfill your sweet tooth urges. And your chocolate cravings.Chocolate Crinkles | Perfect chocolate cookie to soothe those cravings!

Chocolate Crinkles

I have a list of tried and true holiday treats. Then there are those that I rotate into the mix every few years. Since I make chocolate fudge, chocolate topped peanut blossoms and chocolate topped English toffee, these chocolate crinkles aren’t made on an annual basis. But they are worth revisiting!

Chocolate Crinkles | Perfect chocolate cookie to soothe those cravings!

Rich and Festive

These chewy chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar bake up to look like they’re dusted with snow! Aren’t they perfect for the holidays? My chocoholic family doesn’t mind a batch or two in the summer, spring or fall, either! Do you have an upcoming cookie exchange? These would be a welcome addition! Especially if your friends are chocolate fans.Chocolate Crinkles | Perfect chocolate cookie to soothe those cravings!

Chocolate Crinkles

Serves 4 dozen     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins

A festive holiday cookie that can be enjoyed all year round. Adapted from Martha Stewart


  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, for rolling
  • Granulated sugar, for rolling


  1. Heat oven to 350º. Whisk together flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fit with the paddle attachment, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add melted chocolate. With mixer on low speed, alternate adding dry ingredients and milk until just combined. Scrape the dough onto a large piece of plastic wrap, fold over edges till covered completely and chill at least 2 hours.
  3. Scoop out tablespoonfuls of dough (dough will be sticky). Using your hands, roll the pieces into balls. You may want to park the dough balls in the freezer for a few minutes to reduce the stickiness and reroll. Roll dough in granulated sugar, then powdered sugar to coat completely. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until cookies have flattened and the sugar splits, 12 to15 minutes.
  4. Transfer from oven to a wire rack to let cool completely.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 1002kcal Calories from fat 401
% Daily Value
Total Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 27g135%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 393mg16%
Carbohydrate 155g52%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 112g
Protein 12g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Chocolate Crinkles | Perfect chocolate cookie to soothe those cravings!


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