Introduction: Chocolate Crinkles Cookies

About: Hello and Welcome to In the Kitchen With Matt. I am your host Matt Taylor. My goal for the show is to teach you how to cook really good food at home for cheap. Eating out everyday can get expensive, but it doe…

In this instructable I will show you how to make chocolate crinkles cookies. This crinkle cookie recipe is super easy to make and comes out tasting chewy, fudge-like and kind of like a brownie. They are sooo yummy! Crinkles are very popular around the holidays. If you have a chocolate sweet tooth like me you have got to try these out. I may or may not have eaten three of these for breakfast the last time I made them. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking! :)

Don't forget to follow me and check out my other instructables. :)

Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both. :)

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

Print the recipe here on my website.


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter or use vegetable or canola oil (55g)
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar (105g)
  • 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar (100g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (5ml)
  • 1 cup all-purpose (plain) flour (125g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (50g)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder (5g)
  • 1/2 tsp. of table salt (2g)
  • powdered sugar (confectioner's or icing) for rolling


  • Bowls
  • hand mixer or stand mixer
  • spatula
  • spoon
  • sifter
  • baking sheets/cookie pans
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • round tablespoon or small cookie/ice cream scoop
  • cookie rack

The above link is an affiliate link. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Step 2: Cream Butter and Sugars

First let's melt the butter. I usually just put it in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. It's okay if it isn't completely melted, even soft room temp butter will work fine. Then add the white granulated sugar and the brown sugar. If you don't have brown sugar and don't want to buy it, you can use all white sugar. Now using a hand mixer or stand mixer cream those ingredients together.

Step 3: Egging It

Next we add in the eggs and the vanilla extract and blend everything together.

Step 4: Dry Ingredients

Now using a sifter, or you can use a whisk in a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder) into the batter. Only put about half of it in at first then use the mixer to blend in those ingredients. After that remove the beaters. We don't want to over mix. Sift in the rest of the ingredients and then use a wooden spoon or hard silicone spoon to fold them in until everything is combine. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary. Now cover the batter and chill in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours even over night. The chilled dough helps to give it the crinkled texture.

Step 5: Scoop, Roll and Bake

Preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C). Once the dough has chilled take it out and use a round tablespoon or mini ice cream scoop and scoop out some dough. Then using clean hands roll it up into a ball, then roll it into a small bowl of powdered sugar, coating the whole thing. Next place the dough ball onto a parchment paper or silicone mat lined baking sheet. Now bake them for 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 6: Cool and Serve

Now take them out of the oven. The tops will be cracked and they will be a little soft but will harden up a little while they cool. Let them cool on the baking tray for about 5 minutes or so before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Now you can enjoy one, two, three or more of those yummy cookies! :)

Step 7: Video Tutorial

You may print the chocolate crinkles cookies on my website.

Now check out those steps in action by watching the video tutorial. :)