The Perfect Chocolate Crinkle Cookies for Chocolate Lovers

Today, I’m bubbling over with excitement to share a recipe that’s not just a treat for the taste buds but a journey into the heart of sweet indulgence – the divine Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Picture this: a perfect blend of gooey richness and a dusting of powdered sugar, creating a dessert masterpiece that’s both visually stunning and irresistibly delicious. As I find myself immersed in the aromatic swirls of cocoa and the sweet promise of these crinkled delights, the circumstances are nothing short of blissful. It’s those cozy evenings that beckon for a touch of sweetness, the simple joys of baking filling the kitchen with warmth. The craving for a comforting treat, the desire to share joy with loved ones – these are the reasons that bring me to the kitchen, armed with ingredients and anticipation. Join me on this delightful escapade as we unravel the secrets of crafting the perfect Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipes

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These chocolate crinkle cookies are a cocoa lover’s dream come true.
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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are one of the most popular cookie recipes. These delicious treats are straight chocolate perfection. Several variations of these cookies are popular, including Betty's best chocolate crinkle cookies. However, to get the most beautiful crinkle cookies, you should use a combination of both sugars. Adding one or the other to your cookie dough will make it a unique treat. Once the cookies are baked, they will look like cracked ice cream!
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Course: Breakfast, Cake, Desserts
Cuisine: American, French
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: butter, chocolate, cookie, crinkle cookies, peanut
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1223kcal
Author: Gobble The Cook and James Anderson
Cost: 15
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  • In a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, mix the cocoa powder, sugar, instant coffee granules, and vegetable oil.
  • Add eggs, one at time, followed by the peanut butter and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt. Add the flour mixture to the cocoa mixture until combined.
  • Cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a minimum of three hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment.
  • Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  • Using a cookie scoop, roll tablespoon size amounts of cookie dough.
  • With lightly greased hands, roll the cookies till uniformly round, and coat each in a generous amount of powdered sugar.
  • Place on the parchment sheets and bake for approximately 10 minutes, till the cookies have a crinkled appearance. Avoid overbaking to achieve a fudgy consistency.
  • Allow to rest on the cookie sheets for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.



You can make chocolate crinkle cookies a day in advance. Once the dough is chilled, you can bake them right before serving. You can also make them ahead of time. Just make sure to chill them after they are finished. To keep your cookies moist, use a cookie sheet that keeps them at room temperature for about an hour. Once they're cold, they will stay crispy and delicious. So, go ahead and bake!
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Serving: 4servings | Calories: 1223kcal | Carbohydrates: 183g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 119g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 8mg
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Alternative Method: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in a Microwave

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Get ready for your kitchen to smell like a chocolate wonderland!

Begin by embarking on a journey of simplicity – melt butter in short, tantalizing bursts, each lasting 15-20 seconds, until the golden liquid almost completely surrenders to its molten state. Stir with anticipation until the residual heat gracefully claims the remaining butter, a process that unfolds in about 40 seconds. To this liquid gold, add the granulated sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder, creating a symphony of sweet and rich flavors that dance harmoniously. Now, introduce the dry ingredients – all-purpose flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt – stirring until the dough emerges, free from any visible streaks of flour. Elevate the experience by beating in an egg and vanilla extract, transforming the dough into a smooth, well-combined masterpiece. The shaping begins as spoonfuls of dough are rolled into small, delectable balls, each generously coated in powdered sugar. Now, the magic unfolds in the microwave; watch as the coated cookie balls find their form in a quick dance of 45 seconds to 1 minute on high. Keep a watchful eye, for microwave cooking times vary. As the cookies emerge, allow them a moment to cool and set – a process that takes only a minute or two. While their texture may differ from their oven-baked counterparts, these microwave marvels are equally delicious.

Tips for making Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Serve these cookies with a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate dessert experience.

Cooking Tips

As the butter gently surrenders to its molten state in short bursts, there’s a magical dance of transformation unfolding in the microwave. The fusion of unsweetened cocoa powder and granulated sugar into the melted butter is an aromatic ballet, setting the stage for the decadent flavors that will grace each cookie. Adding all-purpose flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt is like orchestrating a reunion of old friends, each ingredient contributing to the promise of delightful chewiness. Beating in the egg and vanilla extract brings a sense of completeness, a simple yet profound step infusing layers of flavor into the dough. Shaping the dough into small, powdery-coated balls is a tactile ritual, a prelude to the crinkle patterns that will emerge during baking. Witnessing the cookies dance in the microwave for a mere 45 seconds to 1 minute is a swift, mesmerizing moment, defining the unique texture of these microwave marvels. As the kitchen fills with the aroma of freshly baked joy, the final act of patience in allowing the cookies to cool is a meditative pause, enhancing the reward of their perfect, chewy texture. Crafting chocolate crinkle cookies is not just about the end result; it’s a journey of therapeutic creation, anticipation, and the pure joy of sharing something sweet

Serving Suggestions

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Dip these cookies in melted chocolate for an extra layer of decadence.

Picture the cozy warmth of miso soup harmonizing with the rich chocolatey goodness, creating a perfect blend of sweet and savory notes. Alternatively, embrace the unique contrast of chocolate crinkle cookies paired with the zesty tang of sushi ginger, offering a refreshing twist to your dessert affair. Indulge in fusion with a Dragon Roll, where the creamy avocado and eel dance in perfect harmony with the sweet and chewy texture of the cookies. For a comforting treat, accompany your cookies with hazelnut milk, allowing the nutty undertones to beautifully complement the decadent chocolate richness. Embrace the season by serving alongside a slice of pumpkin pie, creating a symphony of spices and textures. Amp up your snack game with a classic cheese dog, balancing savory and cheesy notes with the delightful sweetness of the crinkle cookies. For an adult indulgence, savor the warmth of Irish coffee alongside the chocolatey delights. Lastly, create a comforting experience with soy milk, where its subtle sweetness enhances the overall dessert sensation. These suggestions are just the beginning of your culinary exploration, providing a canvas for your creativity. Mix and match based on your taste preferences, and discover your own delightful combinations with chocolate crinkle cookies from Food and Meal.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
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  • Can I freeze Chocolate Crinkle Cookies? Yes, you can! Place them in an airtight container with parchment paper between the layers to prevent sticking. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.
  • How do I keep the cookies soft? Store them in an airtight container with a slice of bread. The bread helps maintain moisture and keeps the cookies soft.
  • Can I use a different type of sugar for coating? While powdered sugar is traditional, you can experiment with colored sugars for different looks.
  • Why did my cookies not crackle? Inadequate powdered sugar coating or overmixing the dough can prevent the classic crinkles from forming.
  • Can I make these cookies gluten-free? Certainly! Substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend in a 1:1 ratio for a gluten-free version.


As we wrap up this delightful exploration into the world of chocolate crinkle cookies and diverse serving suggestions, the sweet symphony of flavors lingers on the palate, leaving a trail of indulgence and culinary joy. At Food and Meal, our mission is to inspire and elevate your culinary experiences, and these chocolatey delights are no exception. Whether paired with the comforting warmth of miso soup, the refreshing zing of sushi ginger, or the fusion magic of a Dragon Roll, chocolate crinkle cookies prove to be a versatile companion for a range of taste adventures. The possibilities are as vast as your imagination, and as you venture into creating your own combinations, remember to visit for more culinary inspirations. Indulge, experiment, and let the symphony of flavors from Food and Meal continue to brighten your kitchen and tantalize your taste buds.

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.
I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.
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