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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from @kitchenmagpie

Nothing says old-fashioned Christmas like a batch of chewy, decadent classic chocolate crinkle cookies. These Betty Crocker classics have been around since the early 1960’s and have graced tens of thousands of holiday dessert tables over the decades.

They immediately bring to mind our Aunts and Grandma’s ( maybe Mom’s but I don’t remember my mom ever making these to be frank) and other delights like the Betty Crocker Candy Cane Cookies that I featured last week.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from @kitchenmagpie


The 1960’s called and they want you to enjoy their cookies this holiday season.

I’ve been on a really old-fashioned cookie bender this Christmas. Maybe it’s because my cook finally came out ( you can buy Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky HERE) or maybe it’s just because seven food blogging Christmases later, I’ve come to realize that no matter how many fancy new cookie recipes you come up with, it’s the classics that we love.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from @kitchenmagpie

Classics like chocolate crinkle cookies.

They are beautiful to behold, chewy and decadent chocolate. It’s no wonder that these classics keep on keepin’ on, I mean how do you beat a cookie that looks and tastes this good?

As a side note: if you want them to truly be thick and puffy, DON’T SKIMP ON THE REFRIGERATOR TIME! It’s a must for these cookies!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from @kitchenmagpie

So raise your hand if you remember these from your own childhood Christmases, were they something that was made every year?

If not, I really suggest that you give these a whirl. Trust Magpie. There’s a reason that these chewy, decadent classic chocolate crinkle cookies are so popular, year after year. They are one of those cookies that has true staying power!

Happy baking!

Love you more than chocolate,


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Classic Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
4 hrs 37 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 37 mins
Nothing says old fashioned Christmas like a batch of chewy, decadent classic chocolate crinkle cookies!
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate - melted
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  1. Mix together the melted chocolate, white sugar, oil and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in the eggs one at a time, incorporating each thoroughly before adding the next.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  6. Grease a cookie sheet, then scoop teaspoon size amounts of dough, rolling each into a ball.
  7. Drop each cookie dough ball into powdered sugar, rolling around to make sure that they are coated well.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in the middle - watch them fairly carefully! These can over bake easily!
  9. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (72 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

1 Comment

  1. Mary P Hoffman Reply

    Like little round brownies. They’re on my perennial Christmas cookie list. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like them!

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