Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a traditional Christmas Cookie and always a crowd favorite. These chocolate cookies are thick, soft, and resemble a brownie in a cookie! Recipe at KathleensCravings.com
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (dark brown works too)
- 1 large egg (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips (optional. But I love the extra chocolate!)
- 1 cup powdered confectioners sugar (for rolling)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together on medium-high speed. Until the butter and sugars are fluffy and creamed together – about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla, scraping down the sides occasionally.
- With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture until combined. Then slowly beat in the chocolate chips, if using. The dough will be very thick and sticky. Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.
- Remove dough from the fridge and allow to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Scoop and roll balls of cookie dough – about 1 1/2 tablespoons in size. Roll each ball in the powdered sugar then place on baking sheets about 3 inches apart.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should be nearly set. They will be soft when touched and appear slightly under baked. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. The cookies will be thick and will deflate slightly as they cool.
- Transfer slightly cooled cookies to a a wire rack to cool completely.
Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Freezing: You can freeze unbaked cookie dough balls (that are not rolled in powdered confectioners sugar) for up to 3 months. See post for more details.
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American