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Chocolate Crinkles

chocolate crinkles Dessert
Chocolate Crinkles
  • Prep 1 hr 45 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 72

The “crinkle” in this recipe’s name comes from their distinctive crackle-top. The look is achieved through the transformation of sugar-coated dough balls into distinctively textured cookies. Not only are chocolate crinkle cookies beautiful to look at, they’re the perfect combination of chocolatey taste and chewy texture. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 13, 2019

Ingredients

1/2
cup vegetable oil
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
2
cups granulated sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 3
    Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 4
    Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

  • When baking batches of cookies, use completely cooled cookie sheets. Cookies will spread too much if put on a hot or warm cookie sheet.

Expert Tips

  • What is baking chocolate? In its most traditional form it’s unsweetened, made from 100% chocolate liquor—which is processed and ground cocoa beans. It’s used in recipes that have enough sweeteners to balance its bitterness, serving up a deeply satisfying chocolate flavor. Baking chocolate is sold in blocks, chunks, and chips—each ready to be chopped, stirred into a recipe, or melted.
  • Because this dough is a dark, use your fingertip to check for doneness—err on the side of removing them from the oven a tad early rather than risk overbaking them.
  • Use baking parchment to line your baking sheets (instead of shortening or cooking spray) to make removing the warm cookies a breeze. You can reuse the sheets multiple times before recycling or composting them.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Sometimes kitchen chemistry can seem almost magical. After just a few minutes in an oven, a humble mix of raw ingredients can be transformed into something amazing. That’s certainly the case with crinkle cookies. As they bake, they create a unique topography of hills and valleys, crags and nooks, all filled with chewy, gooey chocolate and a delicate dusting of powdered sugar. It’s easy to make these cookies ahead of time and keep on hand in the freezer for when that “home-baked cookie” urge strikes. Place baked cookies between layers of waxed paper in a freezer container. Seal tightly. Cookies can be frozen up to 3 months. Thaw in container at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours. Sprikle additional powdered sugar on tops of cookies if needed. While this classic recipe is widely acknowledged to be straight-up chocolate perfection, feel free to explore some variations on the theme of chocolate crinkle cookies. Check out Betty’s best chocolate crinkle cookies to learn more about other fun recipes.

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