Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

chocolate crinkle cookiesThese chocolate cookies are crunchy on the outside, and soft inside. They “crinkle” because they puff up as they bake and expand, creating a crinkle effect with the powdered sugar. Rich, chocolately, deliciousness!

1/2  c  (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1  c  sugar
2  eggs
1  t  vanilla extract (or vanilla powder)
1 2/3  c  flour
2/3  c  unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2  t  baking powder
1/4  t  salt

1/2  c  powdered sugar, in a shallow bowl

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue beating until thoroughly blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, and stir together.
  5. chocolate crinkle cookies 2

  6. Add to the butter-sugar mixture and mix slowly, only until just blended.
  7. Form the cookies by rolling uniform amounts of dough into small balls between the palms of your hands.
  8. Roll the balls in the bowl of powdered sugar until the ball is completely coated by sugar.
  9. Place the balls at 2″ intervals on parchment-paper lined baking sheets.
  10. Bake 10 – 12 minutes, until cookies are puffed and still somewhat soft.
  11. Cook baking sheet on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.



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