Chocolate Crinkles (2014 Christmas Cookie Exchange and Link Party)


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


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)

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Serves: 5 Dozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Powdered sugar
  1. Mix cocoa, sugar, and oil. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder. Add to cocoa mixture.
  2. Cover dough and chill at least three hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.  We really enjoyed this easy to make cookie.

Chocolate Crinkles-Easy Cookie by

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.  And, please come back on Friday for a link party where you can share your own favorite cookie.

Please visit the following blogs to see what they brought to the

2014 Christmas Cookie Exchange

CCE 1What Meegan Makes Sweet Pea


Prodigal Pieces Simply Fresh Vintage


Lemons and Laughs Shabby Art Boutique


Lilacs and Longhorns Cupcakes and Crinoline

CCE5Captivating Corner Postcards From The Ridge

CCE7Our Southern Home Dandelion Patina

CCE8Great Contradictions Mrs Hines Class

Sharing With:  What Meegan Makes, Between Naps on the Porch, Savvy Southern Style, Just a Girl and Her Blog, Denise Designed, Finding Silver Pennies


  1. These look fabulous!!! I can’t wait to try these when we do our Christmas baking!!!

  2. I made these last year and they were awesome!

  3. Your chocolate crinkles look yum yum yummy!
    I am definitely going to add this to my recipe file 🙂

  4. Ummm these look DELICIOUS! I will definitely be making these sometime soon…if not tonight! 🙂

  5. Those look delish, Paula! I love that we have the same dishes. ;o)

  6. These look so moist and tasty, Paula!

  7. Yummy! I am going to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. These look yummy! I’m definitely going to add this to me recipe file and make them. I love everything chocolate!

  10. My youngest daughter loves anything chocolate so she will love your chocolate crinkles! Can’t wait to try them. So glad to be joining you on the 2014 Christmas Cookie Exchange.

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