Introduction: Homemade Crinkle Cookies

This recipe only makes 12 small crinkle cookies. I made this because it is my favorite cookie. I made this on my own without any help. Crinkles don't include any butter so it has less calories. You can double the recipe if you like.



1-2 baking trays

Ice cream scoop or tablespoon

Mixing bowls

Parchment paper

Whisker and spatula


1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup all purpose or plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons confectioner sugar (for coating)

Step 1: Step 1: Mixing the Wet Ingredients

Mix the cocoa powder, white sugar and vegetable oil in a medium-sized bowl. Beat in the egg, until it is fully incorporated. Mix in the vanilla extract.

Step 2: Step 2: Mixing the Dry Ingredients

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir until a dough forms. Put the dough in a container or cover the bowl with wrap and refrigerate for 3-4 hours depending on how much you make.

Step 3: Step 3: Coating the Dough Balls

Grab one or two baking trays and line them with parchment paper. Get a tablespoonful of the dough, depending on how much you made, and grab a smaller bowl and add the confectioner's sugar. (Tip: use an ice cream scoop for the dough balls) Place the dough ball into the sugar, until fully coated and place the dough balls on your baking trays.

Step 4: Step 4: Baking

Preheat oven to 350 F for about 10 minutes. After preheat, bake the cookies for 6 minutes. (If you doubled the recipe, bake for 8-10 minutes) After taking them out of the oven, let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes.