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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Out of all the Christmas cookies, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies always goes the quickest around here! Its one of the cookies that can technically be a brownie but has that perfect crispy edge cookie bite. It’s deep chocolate flavor and tender center make so irresistible!

chocolate crinkle cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a must-have recipe in your recipe box. It’s one you will always use.

Every time I am baking you better believe I have my side-kick Fiori with me! She is my right hand in the kitchen these days whether I like it or not, ha! At this rate, you might see her on Food Networks Kids Baking Championships by the time she’s a 6 yr old. For now, you can watch her kitchen takeovers on my Instagram stories! Together we make a great team, a royal mess, and some pretty damn good Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. 

chocolate crinkle cookies

The kids love seeing the cookies go in white and come out like an earthquake, you know just some of my kitchen magic! My son prefers to call these earthquake cookies and I kinda dig it! He on the other hand never wants to help in the kitchen but somehow magically appears when the food is ready, ha!chocolate crinkle cookies

 

Ingredients Needed For the Recipe

  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • all-purpose flour
  • eggs
  • light brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • butter
  • chocolate chips

How do You Make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • In a small saucepan melt butter, turn off the heat and pour in chocolate chips, whisk together till melted.  
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the sugar mixture and whisk till combined.
  • Fold in the flour mixture. 
  • Let batter sit for 10-12 minutes. (do not skip this step)
  • In a separate shallow dish combine granulated sugar and confectioners sugar.
  • Using a cookie dough scoop or a spoon drop cookie dough balls into sugar and roll and coat.
  • Transfer cookies to prepared sheets and place them2 inches apart.
  • Bake one sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes or until puffed and cracked. (you want the centers to remain soft)
  • Let cool completely before serving.inside chocolate crinkle cookie

Tips

Do not skip letting the dough sit for 10-12 minutes, otherwise, the dough will be way too sticky to work with. Alternatively, you can also place the cookie dough in the fridge to set. 

Love desserts also try, Easy Sugar Cookies + Glaze or Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies.

Yield: 22 cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

ย These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have the best brownie-like center and crispy edges. One of our favorite Christmas cookies they are sure to satisfy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate chips
  • Sugar Coating:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare to cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
    Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and salt in a bowl.
    In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
    In a small saucepan melt butter, turn off the heat and pour in chocolate chips, whisk together till melted.  
    Pour the melted chocolate into the sugar mixture and whisk till combined.
    Fold in the flour mixture. 
    Let batter sit for 10-12 minutes. (do not skip this step)
    In a separate shallow dish combine granulated sugar and confectioners sugar.
    Using a cookie dough scoop or a spoon drop cookie dough balls into sugar and roll and coat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

26 cookies

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

cookie pin

 

Easy Sugar Cookies + Glaze

Sugar cookies are the perfect year-round holiday cookie! They are, soft, chewy, sweet, and oh so much fun to decorate with your family and friends! 

The way sugar cookies can be shaped is endless. Because Christmas is around the corner Fiori my daughter and I had a little Christmas baking session. Baking with a four-year-old is messy we got sprinkles and flour everywhere but the joy in her face was all worth it! We picked our favorite Christmas cookies cut-outs and went to town! 

Do not skip the chilling process this will help the cookie keep the shape and not fall flat when baking. When baking sugar cookies I find it super helpful to use my best cookie sheets. Nobody likes a rock hard burnt edged sugar cookie. These sugar cookies do not disappoint you will use this recipe year-round!

Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of year. One of my favorite traditions is sitting around the table, listening to Christmas music while sipping hot cocoa and frosting sugar cookies. It just feels so cozy this time of year!

For the glaze, I took a spin on marble! MARBLE is my absolute favorite, something about it just makes me say WOW! I have a dream kitchen guys it includes marble and eco-friendly everything, think marble, matte black fixtures with a mix of light bamboo, ha! I may have just lost half of you, haha! Okay, back to the sugar cookies glaze it is easy to marble just a few drops of your favorite food coloring. 

Just look at that marble๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

How to make Sugar Cookies:

  • Using an electric mixer mix flour sugar and salt till combined, about 15 seconds.
  • With the mixer on low add in your butter pieces, beat the mixture till crumbly, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and cream cheese, beat until dough starts looking crumbly about 45 seconds.
  • Knead dough by hand and form into a cohesive ball. Transfer to a cutting board and cut in half. 
  •  Form both balls into flat disks and place them in plastic wrap.   Refrigerate for 30 minutes ( dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month).

Baking:

  • Adjust oven rack to middle and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with nonstick spray or parchment paper.
  • Working with one disk on a clean surface. Flour your surface and roll your dough 1/8 inch thick. 
  • Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Peel away scrapes with a thin metal spatula. Space cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.  With the scrapes pat together, roll, and use cookie-cutter, repeat till done.
  • Bake cookies 1 sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes rotate sheet halfway through baking. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Let cookies completely cool before glazing.

For the marble glaze:

  • Whisk confectioners sugar and milk together till combined, no clumps. 
  • Pour enough glaze to dip your cookie in a shallow bowl. Add just as few drops of food coloring and with a toothpick barley swirl.
  • Carefully dip the tops of your cookies into the glaze then remove allowing the excess to drip off.
  • Transfer to a wire rack at let set. It takes about an hour to set, let them completely set before storing them in Tupperware.

Love delicious cookies recipes also try, The BEST Vegan Rocky Road Cookies!

Yield: 34 cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies + Glaze

Easy Sugar Cookies + Glaze

Sugar cookies are the perfect year-round holiday cookie! They are, soft, chewy, sweet, and oh so much fun to decorate with your family and friends!ย 

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter softened, cut into 16 pieces (16 tbsp)
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • dash of salt
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • natural food coloring

Instructions

    For the cookies:

    Using an electric mixer mix flour, sugar, and salt till combined, about 15 seconds.
    With the mixer on low add in your butter pieces, beat the mixture till crumbly, about 2 minutes.
    Add in the vanilla extract and cream cheese, beat until dough starts looking crumbly about 45 seconds.
    Knead dough by hand and form into a cohesive ball. Transfer to a cutting board and cut in half. 
     Form both balls into flat disks and place them in plastic wrap.  
    Refrigerate for 30 minutes ( dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month)
    Adjust oven rack to middle and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with nonstick spray or parchment paper.
    Working with one disk on a clean surface. Flour your surface and roll your dough 1/8 inch thick. 
    Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Peel away scrapes with a thin metal spatula. Space cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. 
    With the scrapes pat together, roll, and use cookie-cutter, repeat till done.
    Bake cookies 1 sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes rotate sheet halfway through baking. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Let cookies completely cool before glazing.

    For the marble glaze:

    Whisk confectioners sugar and milk together till combined, no clumps. 
    Pour enough glaze to dip your cookie in a shallow bowl. Add just as few drops of food coloring and with a toothpick barley swirl. (refer to post for pictures)
    Carefully dip the tops of your cookies into the glaze then remove allowing the excess to drip off.
    Transfer to a wire rack at let set. It takes about an hour to set, let them completely set before storing them in Tupperware.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g