Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

December 20, 2017 8:15 am

One of the things I like most about Christmas is that everyone assumes that you have to have nice meals. People cook more and are generally more interested in their loves one having nicer food and that love hovers in the air. These chocolate crinkle cookies are perfect for christmas because the icing sugar surrounding them makes them look really magical.


  • 140g sugar
  • 125g all purpose flour
  • 40g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 70g vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • icing sugar as needed (approximately 4 tbsp)

1.DRY FIRST. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar in a bowl until you get a homogenous mix. This helps prevent the cocoa powder from forming lumps when mixed with the wet ingredients.

2. HOLE! Make a hole in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour inside all the wet ingredients. Mix with a whisk starting from the centre and slowly adding the dry ingredients from the sides.

3. REST! The dough must rest in the fridge for 1 hour so that it’s easier to form the balls before baking. Wrap it in cling film so that it doesn’t dry out in the process.

4. FORM BALLS. So that they all have more or less the same size I measured 1 tablespoon of mix and then formed a ball with it between my hands. This then gets rolled in icing sugar until a thick layer is formed. Then put the balls on a baking tray prepared with baking paper or a silpat. Remember to leave 4 fingers of space between each ball as they grow in the oven.

5. BAKE! They go into a preheated oven at 180C for 8min.

Done! Easy, right? They are totally worth making for your friends and family. Specially if you have a get together and you want to show a little love.

As always I remind you that if you want to see more recipes you’re more than welcome to visit my blog Cravings Journal where I honestly have TONS of options :).

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