crinkle cookies
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Crinkle cookies

Crinkle cookies are everything you could want in a holiday cookie - They're deliciously fudgey and chocolatey on the inside, a little sweet and crispy on the outside, as well as festive and pretty!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolate, christmas, cookie
Servings: 20
Author: cookingwithmykids


  • 60 g (½ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 200 g (1 cup) white granulated sugar
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 130 g (1 cup) Plain/all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the coating

  • ¼ cup icing sugar confectioner's sugar


Mix the cocoa, sugar and oil together

  • Measure the cocoa powder, sugar and vegetable oil out and pour them into a large bowl or mixer.
  • Beat it all together using a hand held whisk or the k paddle of your free-standing mixer until it is well incorporated.

Add the eggs and vanilla

  • Break the eggs into a small bowl, one at a time. Add them to your mixer and beat them into the mix. Add the vanilla extract (2 tsp) and give it a final mix.

Weigh the dry ingredients

  • In a separate bowl,  weigh the flour and the baking powder.
  • Add the flour to the wet cookie mix. Mix it together until you have a nice dough. Don't over mix it, just do it enough so all the flour is incorporated.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film and put it in the fridge over night (or at least 4 hours). The dough is supposed to be wet – chilling it will help it harden so you can form the cookie balls.

Bake the crinkle cookies

  • Preheat your oven to 180C / 170C Fan /350F and line 2 or 3 baking trays with baking paper (parchment paper).
  • Measure the icing sugar into a small bowl.
  • Use a teaspoon to get a bit of dough from your bowl. Roll it in to balls then roll in the icing sugar until the ball is fully covered.
  • Pop them on your baking trays leaving room for them to spread a little.
  • Bake the crinkle cookies in the oven for around 10 minutes. They're ready when they have spread a little, and formed the nice crinkle shape. They'll still be a little bit soft when come out of the oven but will harden as they're cool.
  • Leave them to cool on their baking trays for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy!