These delicious chocolate crinkle cookies are the perfect cookie if you’re looking for something very easy but with 100% satisfaction points.

Chocolate crinkle cookies |

Chocolate crinkle cookies

I never really make cookies. I don’t know why or well, maybe just to prevent myself from eating the entire stack. That is a very good reason not to make them. 🙂 Growing up – as you might know by now – my mom hated cooking and trying to dig through my memory I don’t think we ever made cookies together.

I did bake cookies when I was at my friends house. Her mom always made those ‘sand cookies’ which you could make into any kind of shape so my friend and I loved to do that. And – as usual – we also would end up eating most of the dough… Not the healthiest thing to do, but I loved it!

Chocolate crinkle cookies |

Easy cookies

For some reason, even though I now bake a LOT every year, the cookie thing never stuck with me. Maybe because they do not excite me as a beautiful cake, bundt or pie does. It’s just what it is; a cookie. Flat and small. And even though I’ve seen many gorgeous examples of beautifully made works or art that are then called a cookie, it is not something I am likely to make a lot of.

However, when I saw this recipe for these chocolate crinkle cookies I just wanted to try them out. The recipe is very simple and the only real time requirement is the cooling in the fridge (1,5 hour) Other then that; it is super easy. Do make sure your oven is at the right temperature or the crinkle effect will be lost. As I found out myself.

Delicious and fudgy

For the first batch of chocolate crinkle cookies I accidentally put the oven on 140˚C (284˚F) and because it therefore took too long for the cookies to rise, they became quite flat. And were missing all the crinkles. And obviously making chocolate crinkle cookies you want them to have those cracks across the top.

The inside of these chocolate crinkle cookies is a lot like a brownie. Nice and soft and fudgy, while the outside has a bit of crunch. Absolutely delicious and aren’t these perfect for your Christmas cookie table (not that you would maybe have a Christmas cookie table, but it sounds good doesn’t it?)

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Chocolate crinkle cookies

You need to rest the dough in the fridge for at least 1,5 hr! Super easy and fudgy inside with a soft crunch on the outside!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 20 cookies


  • 175 g plain chocolate chopped
  • 60 gr unsalted butter
  • 175 g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1,5 tsp spices I used cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom
  • 60 g icing sugar


  • Heat the oven to 160˚C/fan 140C/gas 3. (320˚F) Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a small pan of simmering water or in a microwave until smooth. Cool slightly. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, spices and ½ tsp salt.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric whisk until pale, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed and add the chocolate mix and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture until blended together. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1½ hours or even up to 2 days.
  • Put the icing sugar in a small bowl. Shape the dough into 4cm balls and roll in the sugar. Put them on baking sheets lined with baking paper and press down lightly with your hand to flatten. Bake for 12-15 minutes for soft centres and set edges. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes and then put on a rack to cool.
Course: Cake and cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate

Nutrition Information

Calories: 146kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 19mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 99IU, Vitamin C: 0.03mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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