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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.