Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are an easy & nostalgic Christmas cookie recipe that makes a great gift for neighbors, holiday parties & friends! Delish!
When it comes to the holidays, there are certain foods you automatically think of. For me, it’s fudge, peppermint treats & these Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.
All my life I always looked forward to not only receiving these pretty little gems from others that would gift us goodies for the season, but I also looked forward to making this particular recipe with my mom & grandmother.
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Who wouldn’t love a soft & chewy chocolate cookie smothered in confectioners sugar? I mean, look at these!! They are just so pretty & look way more complicated than they really are. They really are the perfect food gift when you want to say Merry Christmas to those you love. Honestly, I always make a double batch- one for sending out & one for my personal enjoyment. If the family is lucky, I might share. (I’m only partially kidding) I really love these cookies & everyone in this house knows it.
Now- please, as hard as it is- don’t skip the chilling process. It is key to making sure your dough is firm enough to hold together. Otherwise, you won’t get that beautiful crinkle look. 4 hours is a minimum. I like to do one of two things. I make the dough after dinner the night before & then bake in the morning. Or I make the dough right after my morning coffee & then chill until after dinner. Then we have nice fresh cookies for dessert. It really depends on if I am keeping them or gifting. Either way there is a fair amount of snacking on the fresh ones as they come out of the oven too. Just sayin’.
Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
If you are looking for the perfect holiday cookie to give as a gift this season- you have to make this classic. I wish you could reach through the screen & taste these for yourselves. I just can’t tell you how delicious they are & these pictures definitely don’t come close to capturing all of their glory.
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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter - room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- Combine cocoa, granulated sugar & butter in a mixing bowl & beat together on medium speed. Reduce the speed to low & add eggs mixing until just combined.
- Mix in vanilla, salt, baking powder & then flour until well incorporated.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap & chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls & coat with confectioners sugar.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool on sheet for one minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.