Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Updated on January 9, 2020
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This article will show you how to make my beloved no-chill chocolate crinkle cookies.
This article will show you how to make my beloved no-chill chocolate crinkle cookies.

Chocolate crinkle cookies have a little crunch on the outside, and on the inside—they're similar to a brownie. These classic cookies are the perfect bite of goodness to add to your cookie tray. They look just fabulous when displayed, all dusted with powdery, snowy sugar, and are very easy to make. As a bonus, there's no need to refrigerate this dough before baking!

I don't know about you, but when I get the urge to bake a batch of cookies, the last thing I want to do is wait four hours for the dough to chill—and with this recipe, you don't have to wait. It's time to get baking. Photos and instructions below. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3 dozen Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Crisco shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar for rolling
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar for rolling


  1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Fill one small bowl with 1 cup of granulated sugar for rolling and another small bowl with 1 cup of confectioners sugar for rolling cookies.
  4. Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the shortening and sugar with a mixer.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined.
  7. Add vanilla.
  8. This part you'll want to do in thirds and by hand: Pour one third of the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients, stir until combined. Add the next third and stir until all the dry ingredients are wet. Add the last third and again stir until the dry ingredients are wet. I finish by using the mixer for a minute or two to fully combine all ingredients. The dough is very thick.
  9. Scoop the dough and roll into 1 inch balls and then roll each ball first in the granulated sugar to coat and then in the confectioners sugar to coat.
  10. Place cookie dough balls on the parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and bake for approximately 10 minutes until tops are cracked.
  11. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, transfer to wire rack to cool completely, Enjoy!

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Add a Hershey's kiss to your chocolate crinkle cookies for an extra special holiday treat.
Add a Hershey's kiss to your chocolate crinkle cookies for an extra special holiday treat.
Add a Hershey's kiss to your chocolate crinkle cookies for an extra special holiday treat.

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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Great hub, MomsTreasureChest! I could eat a few dozen of these delicious morsels. I know that I could. Thank you for sharing this "tasty" topic and you will pardon the pun.

      Keep up the fine work.

    • MomsTreasureChest profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Thanks Louise, I hope you like these cookies if you give the recipe a try!

    • MomsTreasureChest profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Thanks Paul, I took the pictures with my new Google Pixel 2, it really does take nice pictures. I'm happy with it, still getting past the learning curve; but taking pictures is easy and they don't take up space on your phone which is the best feature. These pictures of the crinkle cookies were the first I took with it so I was pleasantly surprised when I read your comment. Tell your daughter to save you a few next time she makes these cookies...

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      2 years ago from USA

      These look dangerously delightful!

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      Louise Powles 

      2 years ago from Norfolk, England

      Them cookies look delicious. I'm definitely trying these!

    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 

      2 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      Wow. The photos look really good. What did you take them with? My daughter makes these cookies. So tasty


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