Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I've been away from home for several days visiting my daughter Angela in Little Rock. The grandchildren's school was closed because of teacher conferences, so I have been enjoying some time at home with them. My visit here also coincided with a bake sale for the Emergent Needs Fund for Veterans at the VA hospital where Angela works, so I was glad to be here at the right time to help out with that. One of the items that I made for Angela to take to the bake sale was these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (not touching the water). Add the unsweetened chocolate and butter, stirring often, until melted and smooth. Remove the bowl and let the mixture cool slightly.
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat about 3 minutes, until the mixture is light in color and thick. Add the melted chocolate mixture, beating on low speed until blended.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add this mixture to the chocolate mixture, beating on low speed until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours, or until the dough is firm enough to roll into balls.
When the dough is firm, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Sift confectioners' sugar into a bowl.
Roll a rounded tablespoonful of chilled dough between palms into a 1 1/2 inch ball, then roll the ball in the confectioners' sugar to coat. Place on prepared pan. Space cookies 3 inches apart, then slightly press each ball to flatten.
Bake cookies for about 15 minutes, until tops are puffed and crinkled and feel firm when lightly touched. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Melt the unsweetened chocolate and butter together over simmering water.

After the dough has chilled and is firm, make into balls and roll in confectioners' sugar, flatten slightly. Bake on parchment paper.

Bake for about 15 minutes.

This recipe is from the Perfect Cupcakes, Cookies, and Muffins cookbook. With three different types of chocolate, it is a real dream cookie for a chocolate lover. Here are some of the packages that are ready to go to the bake sale.


  1. Hi Anita!! Visiting from Shannon's blog. These cookies look heavenly!! I love chocolate and you are right about the 3 different chocolates being a dream!! I'm going to copy your recipe. Thanks so much!


  2. I have to admit, I almost cried when I saw these. My Grandma used to make these before she got sick every year around Christmas. I tried them last year, got close to her recipe, but never hit the mark. I'll have to try this to see if it's 'the one.'

    Suzie @ www.semihomemadesuzie.com

  3. These have been on my mind since last year! They look good, I love your cute ribbon:@)

  4. These look great, Anita!! I have made one similar to these, but I'm embarrassed to say, they're made with cake mix!!! The recipe is from a Farm Journal Christmas cookbook that I bought (I think)in 1974. I'll have to make them & post them so you can see.

  5. These look really good and very similar to a recipe I made years ago and have forgotten about! Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a nice time with your daughter!

  6. Oh yum! I would buy them all! How fun to have Gramma over when there's no school. What lucky kids!

  7. Seeing these puts me in the Christmas cookie spirit. I made some crinkle cookies last year and they were a big hit! Well, maybe I was the only eating them, but they were a hit with me! These look great! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  8. These so wonderful. I'm rather new to your blog and don't comment often. I just wanted you to know how nuch I like the food and recipes you feature for your readers. I always enjoy the time I spend here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Ohhhh, these look so good. You have some awesome recipes here. I am happy to be your newest follower, Anita!!

  10. These look great! Love! Perfect little gifts :)

  11. Your crinkle cookies turned out perfectly - they look just like a photo from a cookbook. Makes me want one right now.


  12. Wonderful recipe, wonderful visit and wonderful cause! Sounds like you're having a great time! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Mmmm! I love chocolate crinkle cookies. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  14. Anita,
    These are awesome cookies! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen