Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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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

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 37 votes
A gooey, chewy chocolate christmas cookie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs at room temp
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup powdered sugar for dusting


  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Measure out small ball of dough, I used about 1 tablespoon 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.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.


I always store extra cookies in the freezer. It keeps me from eating them too quickly.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. So I'm an idiot and didn't notice you had a video that would have completely saved me from my issue. Maybe there's a way to fix it... I made dough for two batches of these cookies, one regular and one peppermint. When I mixed the cocoa powder sugar and eggs, my batter was much thicker than yours (I didn't realize until later what it was supposed to look like! I'm thinking I just didn't mix it enough with my hand mixer). So when I baked the first batch, the dough was really crumbly and thick, and very difficult to roll into a ball. The cookies still taste great but they're not very pretty (just thick balls with some cracking). Is there anything I can do to the second batch that hasn't baked yet? The dough was made the same way and just chilling until baking. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    These are so fluffy and delicious! My husband just said that "these are the best baked cookies you've every made"! Gaby never lets us down! <3

  3. 5 stars
    These are delicious and so pretty! Thanks for the easy recipe. I included them in holiday boxes with a variety of cookies and the first comment I got was about how awesome the crinkle cookies are!

  4. 5 stars
    I've made these a few times and they are DELISH!!!

    I did have a question, I was thinking of adding some red food dye to the mix to make them red velvetish? and then rolling in dark cocoa powder for a spooky Halloween cookie. Do you think that would work? Would the cocoa powder make the cookies bitter?

  5. Will these stay a gooey consistency if I keep them airtight for a few days? I want to premake them for Xmas (3 days from now)

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