Chocolate Crinkles

Usually I reserve these cookies for the fall or winter, since they’re perfect for cookie trays or exchanges. But, I was really craving chocolate, and since they only take about 10 minutes to bake I figured it’d be worth it to turn the oven on. (You’ll be happy to know that our air conditioning has since been fixed, and much baking has ensued.) These crinkle cookies really are perfect any time if you’re a serious chocolate lover. I also call them “fudge cookies” because they’re quite dense; they definitely satisfy my craving for chocolate.

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Powdered sugar for rolling the batter in

Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter together. Remove from heat once melted.

Beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy. Then, beat in the vanilla extract. Stir in the chocolate mixture.

Mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl.

Add the flour mix to the chocolate mix. Cover and refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight, so that the batter is firm enough to shape into balls. I left mine overnight, so I needed to heat it up a bit in the microwave the next day – about 15 seconds just to get the dough malleable again should do the trick.

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fill a shallow bowl with powdered sugar. Form balls of dough about 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter, and then roll the dough balls in the powdered sugar until they are completely coated.

Place the balls of dough on the baking sheet about 1 and 1/2  inches apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes until the edges are firm but the centers are still soft. Do not overbake! Make sure to move them to a wire rack after they come out of the oven.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

12 Responses to “Chocolate Crinkles”

  1. 1 Gaby Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    wow these looks so amazing and fabulous! I want some right now :)

  2. 2 Bridget {Bake at 350} Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Tracy….you’re killing my waistline here! ;)

  3. 3 Maria Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I make these every Christmas, why do I wait until Dec? They look amazing!

  4. 4 Jen @ MaplenCornbread Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Oh yum!!!! I love a dash of cinnamon with my chocolate too! These look incredible!

  5. 5 Connie Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    OMG, they look exactly like the ones my mom used to make when I was a kid, they were my absolute favorite and I haven’t seen a recipe in years! Thanks so much for posting this!!!

  6. 6 Angela @ YourEverydayMama Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    These look sinful, can’t wait to try it out!

  7. 7 Rachel Says:
    September 6th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Oh – I’ve already noted that I’m making these for Christmas this year! They look great!

  8. 8 megan Says:
    November 30th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    These are wonderful. I just made them over the weekend, and my family loved them! So cute too! I’m using them as part of my 12 days of Christmas (cookies) series!

  9. 9 Laura Says:
    December 7th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    THESE ARE ADDICTING! Seriously, they are DE-licious!

  10. 10 Ruby Jones Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Dark chocolate is my favorite kind of chocolate. Chocolates have some natural antioxidants too.;~,

  11. 11 Ashley, New Young Baker Says:
    June 10th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I’ve just put my dough into the fridge! More word on the outcome tomorrow! :)

  12. 12 Vinny Says:
    December 8th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    These look delicious! I want to eat my screen right now.

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