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The Best Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

10 minutes

Yield

16

This chocolate crinkle cookie recipe will make you drool. It’s so dang delicious, chocolatey, and perfect for your holiday baking.

Why you’ll love this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe:

  • Make these in 20-minutes
  • Vegetarian friendly (and can be made vegan)
  • Loaded with chocolate flavor
  • Perfect for Christmas

Hand holding a stack of the Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe cookies.

Hand holding a cookie from my Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe with a bite out of it.

How do you make chocolate crinkle cookies?

This recipe can be made up so quickly. Who said baking had to be complicated? Here’s how you make this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe:

  1. To a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the cocoa powder, cacao powder, sugars and olive oil
  2. Whisk or stir till combined
  3. Add in either the flax eggs or regular eggs and stir till combined
  4. Once combined, add in the vanilla
  5. Into another medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir till combined
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl and stir just till well combined
  7. Cover with a cloth, wax paper or cling film and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours but can be left overnight
  8. Preheat the oven to 350F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside
  9. Now, roll the dough into around 1 tbsp. balls and toss them into icing sugar. Coat them well and begin placing each ball on the pre-lined baking sheets
  10. Bake for 10 minutes and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack
  11. Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below!

This Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe is to die for. Cookie on white counter with bite out of it.

Cookies from my Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe scattered on white countertop.

How do you make these cookies vegan?

This is such an easy swap. To make this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe vegan, all you have to do is swap out the regular eggs to flax eggs or your egg replacement. Voila!

Cookies from my Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe scattered on white countertop.

Cookies from my Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe scattered on white countertop.

What’s the difference between cocoa and cacao powder?

This can confuse a lot of people, and some people think these two powders are the same thing but believe me, they aren’t! The difference between the two are as follows:

Cocoa is processed at a much higher temperature, and usually contains added sugar and dairy. Both start out as beans from the cacao plant, which are separated from the fatty part known as cocoa butter. At harvest, cacao beans are fermented to develop flavor and texture.

So cacao powder is made from fermented beans that have not been roasted. They are processed at low temperatures and then milled into a powder. This powder is usually bitter in taste and higher in nutritional content. Cocoa powder is made from beans that are both fermented and roasted, the result is less bitter, slightly darker, and has lost some of its nutritional value.

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Cookies from my Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe scattered on white countertop.

The Best Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian, Vegan Desserts
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This easy chocolate crinkle cookie recipe can be whipped up in under 30-minutes and are perfect for the holiday season.


Ingredients

Scale

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup cacao powder

3/4 white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup olive oil

2 flax eggs or 2 regular eggs

1 tbsp. vanilla

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

34 tbsp. icing sugar (place into a bowl for later)


Instructions

To a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the cocoa powder, cacao powder, sugars and olive oil.  Whisk or stir till combined.  Add in either the flax eggs or regular eggs and stir till combined.  Once combined, add in the vanilla.
Into another medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir till combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl and stir just till well combined.
Cover with a cloth, wax paper or cling film and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours but can be left overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Now, roll the dough into around 1 tbsp. balls and toss them into icing sugar. Coat them well and begin placing each ball on the pre-lined baking sheets.  You should be able to fit 8 cookies per sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Notes

To make a flax egg: 2 tbsp. ground flax seed and 6 tbsp. warm water.  Combine in a small bowl, stir and let sit for 5 minutes before using in baked goods.

Michelle

I’m going to have to serve them to the boys this way, Pac man cookies!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!!!! the best cookies!

Brenda

Making these next!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks for the support, Brenda!

Joyce

These look fantastic, I love the crinkle!

Maria Koutsogiannis

It’s so good!

Dani

These look gooey and amazing!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

They are so wonderful!!!

Lyndsey Collins

Hey Maria! Would it work to sub the cacao for cocoa powder? I only have cocoa powder. Thanks!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yes! thatll work fine!

Elisa

a new family favourite!

Maria Koutsogiannis

they are the best, right?!

Karisa

Amazing! So delicious and brownie like! I rolled some in crushed candy canes and they were so yummy too! Tastes like the classic!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Karisa!

Amy

I just loved these! Thank you Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you, Amy!

Asher

Wow, these were PERFECT!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Asher!

Anna-Maria Ciorogariu

I made these cookies as christmas gifts for my friends and EVERYONE loved them. They were so soft and gooey even after two days. This recipe is perfect; huge fan favourite! Thank you Maria 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for your love, beauty!!!

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