Chewy fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are pretty and easy to make. They're rich and decadent and are perfect for cookie exchanges!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 18 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 126kcal
Author Michelle


  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredient mixture to butter mixture. Mix in.
  • Cover dough tightly with plastic wrap or foil. Chill for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • Scoop dough into balls about 1½ tablespoons in size. Roll in powdered sugar, and place on baking sheets, about 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cookies will still look very soft in the center when removed from oven.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.


  • Chilling is mandatory for this recipe. The dough is very sticky just after mixing, and you'll be unable to roll into balls until it has been chilled.
  • Powdered sugar is also known as confectioner's sugar or icing sugar.
  • Recommended equipment: silicone mat| cookie scoop
  • Make Ahead: Cookie dough can be made ahead and stored covered tightly in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Storage: Store baked cookies covered at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Freezer Instructions: Baked cookies can be stored in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze unbaked cookies, roll dough into balls, but don't roll in powdered sugar. Place on a baking sheet and freeze for 4-6 hours. Then transfer dough balls to a freezer bag for storage for up to 3 months. To bake, coat frozen balls in powdered sugar. Bake about 10-11 minutes. No need to thaw.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg