Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

There is something about gorgeous cookies that makes them taste even better.

These cookies not only taste like a chocolate brownie cookie, but are completely striking!  I got this recipe from my HERSHEY’S Chocolate Cookbook (pretty sure every girl should own this cookbook) and it is absolutely amazing!

Have a chocolate craving?!  These will fix that!  They are the perfect chocolate indulgence!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These beautiful cookies taste just like brownies and are perfect for that chocolate craving!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 132kcal


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Combine sugar, oil and cocoa in a large bowl. Beat until well blended.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add to cocoa mixture, beating well.
  • Cover and refrigerate dough until it is firm enough to handle. If you are wanting them to firm up faster, like me, stick the covered dough in the freezer until firm enough to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls then roll them in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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(recipe from: HERSHEY’S Chocolate Cookbook)

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  1. kelly

    these are a family favorite here. =0)

  2. Margaret Hall

    I got this recipe about 15 years ago from the ambassador's chef while my husband was stationed at the American Embassy in Muscat, Oman. He made these really tiny so they looked elegant and guilt-free. They were elegant but we ate far too many of them to call them guilt free. They are so delicious and so very easy to make. I have no idea where my recipe got to, so I'm thrilled to get another copy from you! Thanks!

  3. Spencer

    Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I love a good cookie and these look amazing!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I agree - something about crinkle cookies like these just scream "delicious" and "EAT ME NOW!" Also? "CHRISTMAS!" :)

  5. Crystal

    Yum! I love that they taste like brownies and the presentation is just beautiful, Win-win!

  6. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    One of my favorite cookies at christmas time! Not sure why I wait to eat them only once a year. They are too delicious too save for December. Yours look incredible. :)

  7. K Coake

    Love Chocolate Crinkles! I make them every year at Christmas. They are always one of everyone's favorites. How do you add the box to your site with the recipe and the ability to print just the recipe?

  8. Michelle

    I love these cookies. Friends brought them to us for Christmas last year, and they were so good. I am excited to make some.

    1. Paul

      Can I use all purpose flour and how much

  9. courtney

    Ok this is probably a silly question but should I use all purpose or self rising flour? Excited to make these. :D

    1. Chef in Training

      All purpose flour :) Thanks for asking and have a fantastic day!

  10. Shauna

    These actually turned out to look like in the picture! Delicious! What more can I say?

  11. Steph

    How many cookies with this make? I need to make lots!!

  12. Stacy

    How many cookies does this make? Wanting to make them for a cookie exchange and I am needing 6 dozen cookies.

    1. Chef in Training

      I believe this recipe makes about 5-6 dozen depending on how big you make them :) If you make them, I would love to know how many dozen you get from them. Thanks so much!

  13. Sonya Duffee

    How many does this recipe make?

    1. Sonya Duffee

      sorry just saw the above answers!

  14. erica

    how long do i keep it in the fridge for?

  15. cheng

    hi! what font did you use? thanks! please email me :)

  16. Melissa

    My cookies were not as flat as the picture, but I think I made them too big. They still tasted and looked great and I will be making them again!

  17. Christie W

    What is the name of the scripty font you used in this picture?

  18. Silvia

    I'm Silvia an Italian blogger
    Last saturday I made your chocolate crinkle cookies....absolutely fabulous!
    Have a look if you want at my blog....


    1. Judy Kaiser

      I love, love, love your blog. I use it frequently. I am currently making these for my son's tour (he tours with a Christian band) and I have doubled the batch to make sure they have enough. :) My mom has made these she called them Sno Caps. She also had added some mint extract and they were delicious!!! Can't wait to see how these turn out. Thank you!!!!

  19. Rosanne Mailman

    Can these be may ahead and frozen?

  20. Judy Kaiser

    I made these last night and refrigerated them until this morning. They turned out amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Mel

    These are the best cookies. They look festive, taste great, and kids love to make them. Thank you for the recipe!

  22. Dima


    Thank you for the recipe. I made them yesterday and my daughters loved them! Easy and yummy!

  23. Judy Uhl

    Is freezing for an hour ok? I usually use parchment paper on my cookies sheets. Wish me luck!

  24. Marissa

    So I like to make these almost every year for friends and family but after making these I got the idea to add peppermint extract instead of vanilla and they are amazing.... I usually add more then what it says but everyone has a preference so you find ur own and try it that way if you would like.

  25. Rosanne

    Do these freeze well after baking?.