Kahlua Chocolate Crinkles

If chocolate crinkles are your go-to holiday cookie, you're going to love these Kahlua-infused ones! Serve with a mudslide cocktail for a truly sweet happy hour.

stack of Kahlua Chocolate Crinkles
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
9 mins
Total Time:
59 mins
32 to 36 cookies


  • 4 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoon Kahlua or other coffee-flavor liqueur

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • cup powdered sugar


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

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray. In a bowl combine the next five ingredients (through salt). Stir in melted chocolate mixture, Kahlua, and vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, and espresso powder. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.

  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll balls in the 1/4 cup granulated sugar then in powdered sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or just until edges are firm and cracks appear slightly moist. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 77mg 2%
Folate, total 13mcg

*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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