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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Powdered Sugar

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Whether you’re prepping for a holiday cookie swap or fulfilling a chocolate craving, Chef Michelle’s got your back with one of our favorite seasonal desserts. The rich, chocolatey balls of dough are rolled in powdered sugar; then, as they bake and flatten, the layer of sugar creates a craggy pattern that’s unique to each cookie. Elegant, rich, and ready in 40 minutes, this is a recipe you’ll want to keep in your back pocket for any last-minute treat needs. Plus, it yields a dozen cookies, so no matter the occasion, there will be plenty to go around.


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By Chef Michelle

By Chef Michelle

Nutritional info

  • Calories 460
  • Protein 5g
  • Total Carb 68g
  • Total Fat 20g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • unsalted butter
    1/4 cup
    unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
    1/2 cup
    granulated sugar
  • cocoa powder
    1/4 cup
    cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • flour
    1/2 cup
  • baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon
    baking powder
  • mini semisweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup
    mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar
    1/2 cup
    powdered sugar
  • parchment paper
    parchment paper

What You’ll Need

  • eggs
  • kosher salt
  • baking sheet

Cooking Steps

  1. Melt Butter

    Melt Butter

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place butter in a large heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Alternatively, in a small pot, melt butter over medium heat, then pour into a large heatproof bowl.

  2. Make Dough

    Make Dough

    Add granulated sugar and cocoa powder to bowl with melted butter and whisk to fully combine. Add vanilla extract and 1 egg and whisk until dough is shiny. Stir in flour, baking powder, chocolate chips, and ⅛ teaspoon salt until fully combined. Then, place dough in freezer to allow dough to harden slightly, 10 minutes.

  3. Prepare Cookies

    Prepare Cookies

    Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Once dough has hardened slightly, using your hands, divide and roll into 12 even balls (roughly 2 tablespoons of dough per ball)—be careful not to overhandle, though, as the warmer the dough gets, the more difficult it will be to form. Working 1 at a time, transfer dough balls to bowl with powdered sugar and toss to fully coat. 

  4. Bake Cookies

    Bake Cookies

    Place dough balls on prepared baking sheet, spacing apart, and bake until outside is slightly crisp with a crackled appearance, about 13 minutes.

  5. Plate Cookies

    Plate Cookies

    Allow chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar to cool, 5-10 minutes. Dig in—glass of milk optional! Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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