Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Is anyone else as obsessed with Chocolate Crinkle Cookies?

I can’t be stopped. These ooey, gooey chocolate Crinkle Cookies are my favorite chocolate cookie EVER. Okay, well put them on the same level as my chocolate chip cookies and molasses cookies and it’s like the trifecta of cookies. I could subsist on that forever and ever. And seeing as how calories don’t count until January 1, and we have a solid 3-ish weeks until Santa comes… I say let’s do it!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from (@whatsgabycookin)

The recipe couldn’t be easier, you can make them right this second and then snack on them for the next few days. I promise you won’t be disappointed! The inside is gooey and soft, the outside is just slightly crispy and coated with a layer of powered sugar that will leave you dusted with happiness.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from (@whatsgabycookin)


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 all purpose 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 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until evenly combined. 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. Do the eggs need to be room temp or can chilled work? (also what is the baking science behind chilled vs room temp eggs?)

    1. Room temp is best, but chilled can work for most cookie dough, (Unlike cheese cake, that’s a hard, NO, it needs to be room temp). As for the why, it disrupts the batter and changes the texture of the product. I’m honestly not sure of the science, but have seen it happen in my own cooking when I didn’t lay the eggs/butter, etc out early enough.

  2. Can I use regular salt in place of kosher salt? & if so, what exact amount of salt then do u want to use?

  3. I made these Xmas day. I was in a crunch for time so I froze the dough for 45 minutes and baked them as directed. They were AWESOME!!!!!!! I will make them again for sure! Thank u for this wonderful recipe!

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