Sorry I’m a little late with these cookie recipes. I realize Hannukah is today and Christmas is this weekend, but maybe you’re a baking procrastinator? I hope so. But you see, I’ve been a busy girl. I found my perfect wedding dress this weekend! And I think bridesmaid dresses too…and I picked a florist. I feel very productive :)

Anyway, whenever I’m creating my list of cookies/candy that I will be making for my annual holiday cookie-baking, I try to get a good assortment of flavors.

I feel that it’s necessary to have at least one “seasonal” item, like a spice cookie, something fruity, something nutty, and most definitely something chocolate.

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to my cookie-making. Although I love trying new recipes, when it comes to baking the cookies, I don’t usually have the time or energy to try a new recipe and risk it turning out awful.  Because the cookies I’m making this year are mainly just for Nate and a few lucky friends, I figured what the heck!

For the chocolate cookie, I usually default to a recipe my mom discovered a few years back called Chocolate Truffle Cookies. They are even more delicious than their name implies. But since I wanted to branch out a little bit this year, I went with a different cookie I found in my mom’s recipe box called Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

I wasn’t sure what they’d taste like, but the picture on the notecard indicated a pretty presentation. I think I must have made the cookies a bit bigger than intended, because they took longer to cook, but the result was like a crispy, chewy brownie! It’s going to be a tough call deciding whether I should make these again next year or go back to my old favorites. Luckily, I have 365+ days to decide :)

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
From my mom’s recipe box

Print this recipe!

makes 4 dozen

2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 1/2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
4 egg whites

Sift flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl

In med sized saucepan, combine chocolate and oil on low heat, stirring frequently until just melted. Remove from heat, let cool slightly.

Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla til well blended. Using whisk, beat in egg whites until no lumps of brown sugar remain.

With spoon, gently stir chocolate into dry ingredients just until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 2 1/2-8 hours until firm.

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease pans.

Put remaining confectioner’s sugar in bowl. Dusting hands with additional sugar, roll dough into 1″ balls. Dredge in conf. sugar til heavily coated. Arrange on sheets 1 1/2″ apart. Bake 8-10 min til almost firm when tapped. Let stand 2 min. Transfer to wire rack with spatula.


  1. i love the crinkle look on cookies! these are definitely very wintery and pretty! :) let me know if you decide these are archived worthy and i’l definitely try these out! and YAY FOR FINDING THE DRESS!!! ;)

    • Crinkle cookies definitely look pretty, although they didn’t all come out quite so nice. I would say these are worthy of making again, except they don’t pack well because the powdered sugar comes off and then they aren’t as pretty :( They taste awesome tho!

      I know, I’m so excited about the dress!!!!

  2. These are such great cookies. I like that your recipe includes actual chocolate and cocoa.

  3. I see the chewy goodness that I adore about cookies in these photos. ;-)

  4. Amy, I have to say, these are one of the prettiest crinkle cookies I’ve ever seen! Love how the powder cracks on top…gorgeous holiday treat! Great progress on the wedding details young lady, I guess you can’t preview your wedding gown on your blog for us, can you?!…. ;)

    • Hi Kelly! Aw, thanks. Well, I have to admit that they didn’t all look like that…I definitely selected the prettiest of the bunch to pose it up in front of the camera, hehe. I wish I could show my gown! It’s so pretty…but I’ll post lots of pics after the wedding :)

  5. Crinkles are super popular in the Peens! So weird seeing them in an American’s blog. Mini brownies with slightly varying texture due to the incongruous width plus the delight of powdered sugar! Well done!

  6. How much is 1,75 cups of flour?

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