Chocolate Crinkles

Baking is one activity that I really look forward to at Christmas time.  I like to make family favorite cookie recipes and I enjoy trying new recipes. Today I’m sharing a new favorite, Chocolate Crinkles.

Chocolate Crinkles by virginiasweetpea.com

I found this recipe in a local cookbook written by a well known caterer, Maryanne Rhodes. 

The cookbook is only available locally and benefits the restoration of the Academy of Fine Arts Historic Theater. 

I have read this cookbook like it’s a novel and have marked many recipes to try.  I can only imagine the many Lynchburg parties where Marianne served Chocolate Crinkles.

Chocolate Crinkles by virginiasweetpea

The batter for this cookie must be refrigerated three hours before baking. 

Use a one tablespoon cookie scoop to make each cookie the same size. 

Toss each cookie in powdered sugar and place on a Silpat lined baking sheet. 

After the cookies bake for 10 – 11 minutes at 350 degrees, they develop an attractive crackled pattern.

Chocolate Crinkles Cookies (Preparing)

Yield: 5 Dozen

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Powdered sugar


  • Mix cocoa, sugar, and oil. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder. Add to cocoa mixture.
  • Cover dough and chill at least three hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper. Use a one tablespoon cookie scoop to make a ball of dough and roll in powdered sugar. Place on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to rest on a cookie sheet until slightly cool before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


    Consider adding Chocolate Crinkles to your recipe file for your holiday baking. 

    Chocolate Crinkles-Easy Cookie by virginiasweetpea.com

    We really enjoyed this easy to make cookie.

    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies on a Lenox Holiday plate

    My friends are also sharing cookie recipes this week. 

    I invite you to visit the blogs below on the dates indicated to get some great ideas for this year’s holiday baking. 

    Christmas Cookie Exchange

    CCE 1

    What Meegan Makes | Sweet Pea


    Prodigal Pieces | Simply Fresh Vintage


    Lemons and Laughs | Shabby Art Boutique


    Lilacs and Longhorns | Cupcakes and Crinoline


    Captivating Corner | Postcards From The Ridge


    Our Southern Home | Dandelion Patina


    Great Contradictions | Mrs Hines Class


    1. These look so good and I wish I could eat one right now! 🙂 I think I’m going to be baking in to January with all of these great recipes to try! 🙂

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