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Chocolate Crinkles have been my favorite holiday treat for as long as I can remember. Rich and sweet, they’re sure to satisfy any chocoholic’s sweet tooth.

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Chocolate Crinkles have been my favorite holiday treat for as long as I can remember. Rich and sweet, they're sure to satisfy any chocoholic's sweet tooth.

My mom had the Betty Crocker Cooky Book when I was a kid. My love of baking began with this book. It was full of over 450 recipes for cookies, complete with photos and how to sketches. Each year I couldn’t wait for the book to come off the shelf. It meant that Christmas was right around the corner. I still remember turning the pages, which eventually became stained and started falling out, searching for my favorite recipes.

My mom's Cooky Book and the original Chocolate Crinkle recipe. You can tell how much use we've gotten out of it.

My mom’s Cooky Book and the original Chocolate Crinkle recipe. You can tell how much use we’ve gotten out of it.

My first stop in the book was always the Chocolate Crinkles recipe. Apparently, my love of chocolate also started at an early age. A cross between a cookie and a brownie, Chocolate Crinkles became my number one holiday request.

Chocolate Crinkles have been my favorite holiday treat for as long as I can remember. Rich and sweet, they're sure to satisfy any chocoholic's sweet tooth.

The first time I tried to make them on my own I failed miserably. Instead of pillows of chocolate goodness, I ended up with flat, crispy badness. It took a couple of years to muster up the courage to try making them again. Thankfully, that time I succeeded. Chocolate Crinkles are now a part of my family’s holiday cookie rotation. My kids love them as much as I do, plus they’re fun to make.

Chocolate Crinkles Recipe

Chocolate Crinkles have been my favorite holiday treat for as long as I can remember. Rich and sweet, they're sure to satisfy any chocoholic's sweet tooth.

The trick to making a really good batch of Chocolate Crinkles is cold dough. The recipe suggests chilling the dough several hours or overnight. I’d opt for overnight. Also, follow the recipe exactly. While my instinct is to put my own spin on the recipes I create, this one is too good to mess with. You can find other variations of crinkle recipes on the Betty Crocker website. But this is the original and in my opinion, the best!

Chocolate Crinkles
Recipe Type: cookie
Author: Betty Crocker
Serves: 6 dozen
The original Chocolate Crinkles recipe from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate (4 oz), melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix oil, chocolate and granulated sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Chill several hours or overnight.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into confectioners’ sugar. Roll in sugar; shape into balls. Place 2″ apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minute, or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in the center.

 

 

Chocolate Crinkles have been my favorite holiday treat for as long as I can remember. Rich and sweet, they're sure to satisfy any chocoholic's sweet tooth.

Chocolate Crinkles have been my favorite holiday treat for as long as I can remember. Rich and sweet, they're sure to satisfy any chocoholic's sweet tooth.

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Patricia

Thursday 15th of December 2016

These look very yummy and I am not even a big chocolate fan.

Jennifer Kaufman

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

We tried these one year and they didn't look as beautiful as yours! Yummy though... maybe we'll need to try them again this year!

Becky @ Disney in your Day

Thursday 1st of December 2016

These look great! I've made many types of cookies before but never a crinkle cookie!

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