Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup (43g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For Rolling

  • 1/2 cup (57g) powdered sugar

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Baking sheet(s)
  • Parchment paper (optional)
  • 1.5 Tablespoon sized cookie scoop (optional)

Instructions

1. Prep and Preheat: Line your baking sheet(s) with parchment paper for easy cleanup (optional). Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt.

3. Cream Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vegetable oil until well incorporated.

4. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

5. Combine Wet and Dry: Gradually add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet ingredients mixture, mixing just until combined. Don’t overmix.

6. Chill the Dough: Cover the dough tightly and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours, or ideally overnight. Chilling is essential to prevent the cookies from spreading too much.

7. Form the Balls: Scoop 1.5 Tablespoons of dough (or use your hands) and roll them into balls.

8. Coat with Sugar: Generously roll each ball in powdered sugar.

9. Bake: Arrange the dough balls on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set and the tops are crackly.

10. Cool and Enjoy: Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes for them to firm up, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips

High-Quality Cocoa: Using a good quality natural unsweetened cocoa powder will give you the best chocolate flavor.

Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure your butter and eggs are at room temperature for optimal mixing and texture.

Don’t Overbake: Slightly underbaking will leave a fudgier, more decadent texture.

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