Chocolate Crinkle Cookies- How can you go wrong with easy to make chocolate, chocolate chip cookies that get all cute and “crinkly” when you bake ’em?
I found a recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in a used cookbook I bought while on vacation last summer in Washington. I had to spend a whopping $2 dollars on it (great deal, right?), and found some great recipes in it, including this one for a simple, fudgy, chewy cookie.
If you like chocolate chip cookies, then you will enjoy this cookie! I love chocolate chip cookies AND finding great cookbooks at bargain basement prices to add to my ever increasing cookbook collection!
These cookies are very easy to make. Melted chocolate chips give the batter it’s dark brown color. The dough also contains whole chocolate chips, so basically it’s a 2 in 1 chocolate cookie. That’s why you will like these! Seriously…how can you go wrong with chocolate, chocolate chip cookies that get all cute and “crinkly” when you bake ’em?
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How To Make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These cookies are so easy to make. The first thing you will need to do is cream the butter and sugar, with an electric mixer.
Next, melt the chocolate chips. I melted mine in the microwave. Cook on high for 30 seconds, stir well. If necessary, place back into microwave and cook and additional 30 seconds. Give them a good stir, and they should be fully melted.
The next thing to do is mix in the melted chocolate with the batter. This is where the dough for these chocolate crinkle cookies starts to get GOOD!!!
The Batter For Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Is Starting To Come Together
The melted chocolate gives the batter a beautiful color. It is nice and brown in color. Now it’s time to add the remaining ingredients to the cookie batter.
Now add the flour, a little at a time, to the batter. Mix the dough on slow, and continue adding flour until gone. Blend all the ingredients together.
Now add the chocolate chips to the dough for chocolate crinkle cookies. The cookie dough batter is stirred, to combine.
Refrigerate the cookie dough for about 15 minutes. After you refrigerate the dough for a few minutes, the dough is much easier to roll into balls.
Shaping The Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Shae the dough into 1½ inch balls, by rolling teaspoons of dough between your clean hands to shape into balls.. Place the balls of dough onto a large baking sheet, a couple inches apart, because they will spread out while cooking.
Baking The Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Here is one of the cookies straight out of the oven. Do you see how cute and crinkly they are? Let the cookies cool a bit before transferring them from the pan to a wire rack to finish cooling..
To finish the chocolate crinkle cookies, sift a little bit of powdered sugar on top of each one!
Ready To Eat Some Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!
Once the cookies have a light dusting of sifted powdered sugar, they are ready to eat! Pour yourself a cold glass of milk, and grab a couple delicious, chocolate crinkle cookies!
Look at the inside of that cookie… YUM!!! I took one for the team and bit into one just so you could see the chocolate chips on the inside. You’re welcome!
I sure hope you will give this recipe for chocolate crinkle cookies a try. The recipe yields about 2 1/2 dozen cookies. They are scrumptious! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon for more recipes.
Looking For More Cookie Recipes?
If you enjoy these chocolate crinkle cookies, you might want to check out a few of my other cookies recipes. These include Butter Pecan Crisps, Flourless 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter, Butterscotch Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Cinnamon Chip, Dipped Gingersnaps, Cranberry Orange Pinwheel, Chocolate Chip,Holiday Spritz, and many others. All of my cookie recipes can be found in the Recipe Index at the top of the page.
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Recipe Source: The cookbook “Company’s Coming-Christmas Gifts From the Kitchen”, by Jean Paré, pg.31. Published by Company’s Coming Publishing Unlimited, 2006
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- 6 Tablespoons butter , softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar (for dusting finished cookies)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl or base of a stand mixer, cream butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each egg. Add vanilla and beat until batter is smooth.
In a microwave safe bowl, place 1 cup chocolate chips. Heat on high in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. Put back in microwave for another 30 seconds. Remove, and stir until chocolate is smooth. (You can also melt chocolate chips in saucepan over low heat). Add melted chocolate to batter mixture. Continue beating until smooth.
In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to batter, in small increments, until flour is fully incorporated. Stir in remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips. Mix dough well. Set dough in refrigerator for 10 minutes (to slightly firm up).
Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place dough balls on a greased cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are firm. The centers may still be a bit soft, but that's okay. Remove cookies from oven. Let them stay on cookie sheets and cool for about 5 minutes before attempting to remove them. Place cookies on wire racks to cool completely. Using a sieve or sifter, sift powdered sugar over the top of cooled cookies. Serve, and enjoy!
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