Easy Chocolate Crinkles Christmas Cookie Recipe

My favorite part of the holidays is the baking! These easy chocolate crinkles remind me of my childhood and are a delicious treat every Christmas. When I graduated from college I went back home to Connecticut for one week to gather my things and move down to Texas. I packed all the stuff I thought was important like my clothes and my books. Everything was shipped down to Houston and  I was excited to be starting a new life.

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These easy chocolate crinkles are a class Christmas cookie recipe

Christmas Cookie Traditions

When the holidays rolled around I quickly realized that I did not have a single Christmas cookie recipe from my childhood. I never thought to ask my mom to write out her recipes for my favorite Christmas cookies! Not to mention her homemade macaroni and cheese or that delicious tuna casserole she would make. Recipes were not something I ever considered packing!

Easy Chocolate Crinkles Christmas Cookie Recipe

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When you are young, you usually don’t stop to consider things like recipes when you are moving out on your own. It is relatively easy to find recipes online or in cookbooks, right? Well, yes, that is true but they may or may not come out just like your moms! My mom’s easy chocolate crinkles recipe is probably a tad bit different than all the other recipes online, right? Recipes can be fickle things and to make sure your Christmas cookie recipe is just right you may need to go right to the source!

Easy Chocolate Crinkles

When my kids move out on their own I will definitely make sure to put together a ‘Mom’s Cookbook’ as a housewarming gift! I found some great info online on how to make a cookbook scrapbook that I think looks like fun. Do you have any Christmas cookie recipes that have been handed down to you from your own family? Make Christmas cookie baking a tradition with your own kids.  Try your hand at making gingerbread men this week!

Easy Chocolate Crinkles Christmas Cookie Recipe

Easy Chocolate Crinkled Christmas Cookie

This classic Christmas cookie is just like mom used to make.  Loaded with rich chocolate flavor with a crackly top and rolled in powdered sugar, it is a delicious cookie dunked in milk or left out for Santa as he delivers his gifts. 

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Christmas Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Crinkle Christmas Cookie Recipe
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Mix together all ingredients except the powdered sugar
  2. Chill dough at least 4 hours, preferably overnight
  3. Roll dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches wide
  4. Roll each ball in powdered sugar
  5. Place cookie dough on greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper on cookie sheet, they have a tendency to stick!)
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes
  7. Let cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing with a spatula to a cooling rack.
  8. makes 3 dozen cookies

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Easy Chocolate Crinkle Recipe

Easy Chocolate Crinkles Christmas Cookie Recipe


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7 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Crinkles Christmas Cookie Recipe”

  1. I just want to say thank you for uploading this. My grandma always made them at Christmas time. She has passed on and I never knew how to make them. This is the first time I have fround the recipe. You just made my Christmas


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