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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Author Jacqueline


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  • In the bowl of a stand mixture. beat together the cocoa powder, sugar, and oil with the mixture on medium speed.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add in the vanilla.
  • Sprinkle the baking powder and salt over the mixture and stir in. Then add in the flour and stir together until evenly combined.
  • Divide the dough in half. Place each half on a plate, flatten out to about 2" thickness, and put it in the freezer for about 45-60 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and spray 2-3 cookie sheets generously with nonstick spray.
  • Spread 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar on a plate. Using spoons or a cookie scoop, roll the dough into 1" balls and roll them in the powdered sugar. Place them on the prepared cookie sheets spaced 2" apart.
  • Re-roll any of the early cookies that have cookie showing through- you want the cookies to be completely coated.
  • Bake the cookies 10-12 minutes, and allow to stand on the cookie sheets for another 3-4 minutes after coming out of the oven. Let cool on racks to cool.