Chocolate Crinkles


These chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar are a kid-favorite recipe during Christmas or any time of the year.

Chocolate Crinkles
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
8 mins
Cool Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
36 large cookies


  • 4 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • cup powdered sugar


  1. In a 1-qt. saucepan cook and stir chocolate, shortening, and butter over low heat until melted. Cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally.

  3. Stir in melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Then gradually stir in flour and cocoa powder.

  4. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup granulated sugar, then in powdered sugar to coat.

  5. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until edges are firm and cracks appear slightly moist. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks. (Cookies will deflate slightly upon cooling.) Makes about 36 cookies.

To Store:

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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