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Classic Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies My Grandmother Made

The original Chocolate Crinkle Cookie. This is the cookie your grandmomma made. Instead of reinventing the classic we kicked it old school and didn’t change a thing. When we bite into this cookie we wanted it to take us back to childhood.

Original Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Welcome to Day 3 of Christmas Week. This annual event was started in 2012, and is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic. This year we have over 35 bloggers sharing festive sweet recipes for the event. 

Ok back to these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

Classic Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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5 from 1 vote

Classic Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 5 to 6 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 oz. Baker's unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Roughly chop chocolate and place in a small microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave the chocolate in 10 second intervals, stirring in between times, until melted.
  3. Mix oil, melted chocolate, and sugar in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
  4. Blend in one egg at a time.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt.
  7. Chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Drop teaspoonfuls of the dough into a bowl of confectioners sugar.
  9. Roll in sugar and shape into balls.
  10. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F.
  12. Let cookies cool for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

I use a melon baller when scooping out the dough. It gives me the teaspoon size amount of dough I need and I like the long handle.

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