spiced chocolate crinkle cookies

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I hope you are feeling as festive as I am, and if you’re not these spiced chocolate crinkle cookies will do the trick

spiced chocolate crinkle cookies

Can I just tell you, these crinkle cookies are the single best cookies I have ever made. Ever, and perhaps the best cookies I have ever eaten. I kid you not.

Crinkle cookies are always good but never would I choose them over a chocolate chip [3] or oatmeal cookie [4]. But we are getting into the holiday spirit over here and baking up a storm and frankly chocolate chip cookies aren’t that festive. Delicious yes, but festive not so much.They’re more of an every day cookie and we want cookies that scream it’s ¬†Christmas.

It’s probably the powdered sugar, but crinkles to me are the perfect holiday cookies. They’re like little chocolate snowballs. Although they disappeared so fast that these babies are bound to become a year round occurrence. They’re a cross between a brownie and a cookie, and so easy to make you’ll definitely want to add them to your baking list. ¬†What makes these crinkles so special you ask…well I used dark dutch processed cocoa and added cinnamon and a hint of cayenne for spice.


You could certainly make these with regular unsweetened cocoa, but the dark cocoa makes a big difference. Think oreo cookies. Who doesn’t love an oreo? These spiced chocolate crinkle cookies are like big, thick oreo cookies with just a bit of spice and covered in powdered sugar.

spiced chocolate crinkle cookies


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup dark dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of cayenne (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • line baking sheets with parchment or silpat mats
  • whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cayenne (if using)
  • in another bowl whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla
  • melt chocolate and butter, and whisk into the egg mixture
  • fold in the flour until completely incorporated
  • scoop dough (about 2 Tbsp size balls) and roll into balls
  • roll each ball in the sugar, and then the powdered sugar
  • place balls on prepared baking sheets, and bake 12 minutes
  • cool on baking sheets 5 minutes, and them move to rack to complete cooling
adapted from COOK'S Illustrated [6] Cook It Right

You know you want to make them. I think I’ll bake some more today too. You can never have too many Christmas cookies in the cookie jar.





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[3] chocolate chip: https://www.wellfloured.com/brown-butter-dark-chocolate-chip-cookies-sea-salt/

[4] oatmeal cookie: https://www.wellfloured.com/bakery-style-oatmeal-cookies/

[5] Print Recipe: https://www.wellfloured.com/spiced-chocolate-crinkle-cookies/print/

[6] COOK'S Illustrated: https://www.cooksillustrated.com/