Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I’m ready for some holiday baking! I’ve stocked up on butter, sugar, flour and tons of vanilla. So without further ado, here’s my first treat of the season…

Chewy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Say that 10 times fast. And then forget about it and eat 12 dozen of these cookies. They are just that freaking good. These cookies are just slightly crisp around the outer shell and then they are ooey and gooey, melt in your mouth, and moist cookies when you bite into them. For sure these are my new favorite Christmas cookie! Best part (or could be the worst part depending on how you look at it) is that they are almost too easy to pop in your mouth and enjoy! So keep the Chewy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies coming all season long!

I’ll be baking up goodies for the holiday to share with my friends and family all up and down the west coast as we do a little bit of traveling – and I can’t wait to introduce them to these sweet treats!

Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Serving Size: 2 cookies

Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A gooey, chewy chocolate christmas cookie


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, at room temp
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for dusting)


  1. In a stand mixer, combine the cocoa powder, white sugar and vegetable oil. Mix for a few minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and give it another mix. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and incorporate all the ingredients. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Measure out small ball of dough, I used about 1 tbsp of dough per cookie. Roll the dough into balls with lightly oiled hands. Coat each ball in powdered sugar before placing onto prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

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  1. Thsee are my FAVORITE holiday cookie – been wanting to make them, so thank you for your recipe! They look delicious and perfect! :)

  2. I have a cookie exchange at work, and I think these will be perfect. They look so festive on the red plate!

  3. I love making these types of cookies! They are the perfect texture and perfect amount of chocolate flavor. Mixing in a bit of espresso powder can taste pretty amazing too, but sometimes I just prefer plain old chocolate. What a great recipe!

  4. I love choc crinkles…I mean who wouldn’t. I am actually thinking about making some for my Christmas competition we are having at work. I feel like it’s a good choice because it’s really good chocolate…how can you beat that? This sounds like a fabulous recipe for them – I might try these today because I need to start my baking, too.

  5. Yum! These look amazing… and with all those eggs and all that cocoa powder, I can only imagine how rich they will be. I am going to make a couple of batches this week, since we have a bunch of cub scouts gathering at our house before going out caroling!

  6. Hurry please tell me! I’m refrigerating the dough right now. Is it supposed to be a brownie like consistency?

  7. This was my first time making these and they turned out picture perfect and delicious. To make this recipe even better for those of you on Weight Watcher’s Points Plus Program the recipe builder calculates this little gems at only 1 point a piece. Wonderful!

  8. Oh my gosh…everyone loves these! And they are so easy to make! I have a question. How long can the batter last in the fridge? I made some on the 23rd.

    1. Hey Allie! It should last about a week! You could easily freeze it too and pull it out when you’re ready to bake some again.


  9. I made the crinkle cookies today and they spread out while cooking and became crispy.
    What did I do wrong?
    However they taste yummy!

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