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There are some cookies that I automatically associate with Christmas. Cookies like Stained Glass Cookies and Candy Cane Cookies. And I’ve always thrown Chocolate Crinkles into that category, too. I don’t know why – maybe it’s their “snowy” look. Well, the last couple of years, I’ve been really bad about making holiday cookies. I’ve had plenty on my list, but other things have always come up. Chocolate Crinkles have always been on my “want to make” list, but I never have gotten around to making them.

Until recently. It wasn’t Christmas. In fact, the holidays were long gone and and I decided that these cookies didn’t have to be reserved just for the holiday season! And I am so glad that I finally made these – they were delicious!!

And now that the weather has finally warmed up outside and the flowers are blooming, (and we even got our garden planted this past weekend!), I’m going to say that there really is no bad time of year for these cookies. I can guarantee that I’ll be whipping up a batch of them to enjoy on a warm summer night!

Chocolate Crinkles
adapted from Field Guide to Cookies

makes about 4 dozen cookies

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
confectioners’ sugar, for rolling

Melt Chocolate and Butter in a bain marie/double boiler or a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring occasionally until evenly melted.

Remove from heat and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs on medium speed for several minutes until thick and smooth.

Add the vanilla extract and melted chocolate mixture, and beat on medium-low until combined.

Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

Add flour mixture, and mix until combined.

Cover dough and chill in refrigerator for about 2 hours or until firm enough to scoop.

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Roll 1-inch balls of dough in confectioners’ sugar, coating completely.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until they just start to feel firm.

Cool sheets on wire racks for about 5 minutes before transferring cookies directly to wire racks with a metal spatula to finish cooling.

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22 Responses to Chocolate Crinkles

  1. kristina says:

    I’ve always associated these with Christmas too–must be the snowy tops as you say! They look lovely. Have been thinking about buying the Field Guide to Cookies on my next trip home… K x

  2. Liz Ross Brooks says:

    These look great! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m guessing these cool for 5 minutes on the *cookie sheet* before being transferred to a wire rack to finish cooling. Then again, I have no business making these (I’d eat them all myself and not share ANY), so why should the instructions matter! :-)

    Sandra

  4. Courtney says:

    yummy i love these cookies, of course you post them the week, i am trying not to eat sugar!

  5. Dawn says:

    yeah these are those addicting cookies that you just can easily pop into your mouth over and over and over….

  6. Andrea says:

    I love these cookies, and they do look like snow-capped mountains. Delicious!

  7. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    So pretty! wonderful little cookies!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  8. Emily says:

    I love these cookies! But the only time I tried making them, I screwed them up and it was a disaster. I’ll have to try again.

  9. redkimo says:

    These are on my top 10 favorite cookies list! They look so nummy!

  10. Debbie says:

    I usually always make those around Christmas too. I know one year I just wanted a variety of Christmas cookies during the summer and I started saying that I was having Christmas in July!!! Yours look great!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been looking for a good chocolate crinkles recipe – one I tried previously didn’t turn out very well. Look forward to giving this a try. Thanks for always sharing and I love visiting your blog!!!

  12. Grace says:

    it’s definitely the snowy, powdered tops, and i definitely agree. these look perfect, deborah, and making and eating them would be like having christmas in may. :)

  13. ashley says:

    i LOVE crinkles!! sooo good!

  14. kat says:

    You are right about the amount of cookies I consider just for Christmas for no good reason

  15. Spryte says:

    Good for you!!! I need to make some of my ‘Christmas’ cookies at other times of the year too!

  16. Maria says:

    I love crinkles! They are good anytime of the year, you are right about that:)

  17. Talita says:

    These cookies look so delicate and cute! Your blog is awesome!

  18. eatme_delicious says:

    Yum they look perfect Deborah! I think I associate these with Christmas too.

  19. dessertobsessed says:

    these are cookies i associate with christmas too! but i wouldn’t mind eating some right now…

  20. kimberleyblue says:

    I really love these cookies too…perfect for any time of year, for sure!

  21. Brilynn says:

    I know what you mean about the christmas cookie thing! I made rum spice cookies the other day that were coated in icing sugar and every time I ate one I felt like it should be winter.

  22. laserjet printer says:

    Chocolate crinkles.. i love it!

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