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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Powdered Sugar

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No one should ever have to decide between cookies or brownies, so we’re bringing back these repeat favorite morsels to save the day. The 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. Rich, fudgy, and ready in 40 minutes, this is a recipe you’ll want to keep in your back pocket for any last-minute treat needs—be it a birthday, sudden chocolate craving, or a super special after-school snack.


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    By Chef Elana

    By Chef Elana

    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

    • stick unsalted butter
      stick 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
    • 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 cookie dough

      Make cookie 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 mixture is shiny. Stir in flour, baking powder, chocolate chips, and ⅛ teaspoon salt to fully combine. Chill cookie dough in freezer to harden slightly, 10 minutes.

    3. Form cookies

      Form cookies

      Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Once dough has hardened slightly, using your hands, divide and roll into 12 equal 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 to cool, 5-10 minutes. Dig in—glass of milk optional! 

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