Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are fudgy, pillows of goodness! A rich, chocolate cookie is coated in powdered sugar and baked for the classic crinkle effect. The cookies are brownie-like in the center with a fluffy, chewy exterior that is irresistible!
Chocolate Cookie Base
Start off this recipe by whipping up a chocolate cookie dough – it’s dangerously good! It is made slightly different than an average cookie as we are using melted butter vs. softened butter.
Next up: refrigeration. Since the cookie dough base is made with melted butter, it needs to be refrigerated to help keep it’s shape. There’s a couple ways to go about this:
- Put the whole bowl of cookie dough in the refrigerator. It will be a bit harder to scoop, but it is definitely doable!
- Scoop the cookie dough into balls, place on a baking sheet and refrigerate all of them together. That way, all you have to do is roll the cookie dough balls into powdered sugar and bake without scooping hard dough.
Either option works great! It all comes down to how much refrigerator space you have.
I like to use my medium-sized cookie scoop for this recipe!
Powdered Sugar Coating
After the cookie dough has chilled, it’s time to roll them in some powdered sugar! Talk about fun. Doing so will make the cookies look like they are dusted with a layer of snow. Plus, as the cookies bake down, they crack to reveal the decadent chocolate cookie base underneath creating the classic crinkles.
Pro Tip: if your cookies aren’t cracking or spreading much by the halfway mark, take the pan out of the oven and smack it down on the counter a couple times to help this process along.
These may have taken the top place for one of my favorite Christmas cookies! Seriously, they are that good! The inside is fudgy, while the outside is perfectly powdered and crinkly. It really is hard to have self-control around these cookies! Even after being stored in a plastic bag for a couple days, they are still dangerously good. The texture holds up wonderfully and they are just as fudgy.
If you are the baker of these cookies, I highly recommend snagging a couple while they are still warm. LIFE CHANGING. But, they are also just as good and loaded full of chocolate goodness after cooling. These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies will disappear quickly!
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