Christmas Cookie Recipes: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The holidays are approaching, and it’s time to start planning one of the sweetest holiday traditions of all – baking Christmas cookies!

Today we’re sharing with you a classic cookie recipe that is sure to win over chocolate lovers, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. It’s the perfect addition to your cookie tray!

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Total Time: 6 hours 14 minutes


  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/3 C. vegetable oil
  • 1/3 C. cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 C. confectioners’ sugar
  • Chocolate curls for garnish


In a mixing bowl, beat granulated sugar, vegetable oil and the cocoa powder on high for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, beat 2 minutes until smooth. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. With mixer at low, add to the cocoa mixture. Chill 6 hours or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 large baking sheets. Place confectioners’ sugar in small shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1″ balls and roll in confectioners’ sugar. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute, then remove to wire racks. Garnish with chocolate curls.

  • Author: Linda Conkle
  • Prep Time: 6 hours
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes

Keywords: christmas cookies, chocolate, chocolate crinkle cookies, cookies, lehmans sapphire cookbook collection, lehmans cookbook

Looking for more great cookie recipes? Check out Lehman’s Sapphire Cookbook Collection – there’s over 650 recipes to discover, including a dessert section!

First posted November 2020.

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2 years ago

The batter is like fudge! So rich!

1 year ago

Can I use butter instead of oil? We dont need the soy or rapeseed (canola) in our diet. Thank you!

1 year ago

Applesauce is a good substitute. Same amount.

1 year ago

I have a very similar recipe called chocolate snow tops that calls for butter instead of vegetable oil, so I should think that would be no problem here. Another idea – try substituting mint extract for the vanilla extract for chocolate mint cookies.

1 year ago

Grape seed oil is cheap, good for your heart and brain and is neutral flavored. I’m going to use it in this recipe.

5 months ago

Cold-pressed grapeseed oil has health benefits; the more common type, which is refined (with chemical solvents), Not So Much! Never mind, I was thinking “grapeseed” not “rapeseed” (canola). Anyway, cold- pressed Grapeseed oil *is* also neutral flavored (& has health benefits)

Last edited 5 months ago by Geneviève
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