Fudgy Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate crinkles are one of the classic holiday cookies that everybody loves. I’m sure you already had it before. You can find them in lots of pastry shops. You probably have been purchasing boxes of them, too. 🙂

While there are many shops out there that carry good crinkles, have you ever thought of trying to make them on your own? They are easier than you think. Plus, you can alter the ingredients so that you can achieve the richness of flavor that you desire.

Looking at chocolate crinkles, one who never had a bite before may think that they are hard. But no, that’s just the exterior. Once you taste them, you’d realize that they are actually moist and soft on the inside, just like brownies. They are perfect for a cookie exchange! You can also make a big batch so you can store them at home and easily access them anytime when your cravings for chocolates strike.

Now if you have kiddos at home, this treat is something that they would love – very much! You and your loved ones can snack on them or have some after dinner. It’s excellent to match them with your favorite hot drink as well.

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Fudgy Chocolate Crinkles

  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes + chilling and cooling time
  • Yield: 5 to 6 dozens 1x


The holidays are just around the corner. It’s time to master the recipe for those Fudgy Chocolate Crinkles that everybody in your home and neighborhood would certainly rave about!



1 c. cocoa powder (unsweetened)

2 c. white sugar

4 large eggs

1/2 c. vegetable oil

2 tsp. each vanilla extract and baking powder

2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar


  1. Combine white sugar, cocoa, and vegetable oil in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time and stir in the vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, flour, and salt. Stir well before mixing with the cocoa mixture.
  3. Cover the dough and chill for about 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Create balls about an inch big out of the dough. Coat each with confectioner’s sugar before putting into the cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes.
  7. Transfer the crinkles into wire racks for them to completely cool.


When rolling the dough into balls, you can make use of a scooper (size 50).

Other Tips

To make the best fudgy chocolate crinkles, it is crucial that you measure the flour correctly. It has to be accurate. Otherwise, the result would not be as good. You can make use of a scale or cup when measuring. If you opt to use a measuring cup, be sure to level it off with a knife.

As you can see, the dough has to be chilled for 4 hours, so it is strongly suggested that you make it ahead of time. One great tip: make it one day ahead and you’d see a huge difference when rolling it into balls. It would be much easier.

Lastly, you can always use olive oil instead of vegetable oil.