Chocolate crinkle cookies
5 from 2 votes

Chocolate crinkle cookies

Easy chocolate crinkle cookies with icing sugar crackle effect
Course Baking
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 42 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 149kcal
Author Lucy Allen | BakingQueen74


  • 215 g plain flour
  • 35 g cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 230 g granulated sugar
  • 110 g unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • A small bowlful of icing sugar


  • Place the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl, mix and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until it is light and fluffy. I used a hand mixer to do this but you could also use a wooden spoon and a bit of elbow grease.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla bean paste and mix well.
  • Gradually beat in the flour and cocoa powder mixture until well combined.
  • Place the whole bowl in the fridge and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Using a dessertspoon, take spoonfuls of the cookie dough and then form them into small balls of approx 2 cm diameter by rolling them in your hands.
  • Roll each ball in the bowl of icing sugar until covered completely.
  • Space the balls out on the baking trays as they will spread as they cook.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are no longer wet in the cracks.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 91mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3.6% | Calcium: 2.7% | Iron: 5.2%