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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Fudgy brownie-like chewy chocolate cookies with a soft center that crumbles in your mouth.  These cookies feature a secret flavor that you'll love for the holiday season.

Fudgy brownie-like chewy chocolate cookies with a soft center that crumbles in your mouth.  These cookies feature a secret flavor that you’ll love for the holiday season.

I’ve had the biggest chocolate craving for the past week and I knew I wanted to make something with extra fudgy.  These cookies are the perfect combination of chewy chocolate with a hint of maple.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Chewy chocolate cookies that will melt in your mouth. These cookies feature a secret flavor that you'll love for the holiday season. #cookies #christmas

These cookies were such a hit for Thanksgiving week that I ended up making 2 batches of about 100 cookies!  The first batch didn’t last long and they were quickly packed up for friends to enjoy over the weekend.  What I love about these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies is that they taste like brownies.

They are full of chocolate with a whole baking bar and cocoa powder added to the batter.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Fudgy brownie-like chewy chocolate cookies with a soft center that crumbles in your mouth.  #chocolate #holidaycookies

Finally, I’ve added instant coffee powder and maple extract to give it a taste you’ll really love.

The cookie its self is not over sugary tasting.  The unsweetened chocolate bar adds a level of chocolate flavor that reminds me of a boxed chocolate brownie mix, only homemade and so much better!

 The dough is easy enough to work with and it all comes together in less than 10 minutes.  It’s then chilled in the refrigerator so that the chocolate has a chance to cool and the dough is not as sticky to roll into small balls.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Fudgy brownie-like chewy chocolate cookies with a soft center that crumbles in your mouth.  #chocolate #holidaycookies

If you plan on making cookies for the Christmas holiday season, try these!  They are decadent, rich and incredibly addictive.  Other desserts to make for the season include these Mint Brownies, Turtle Thumbprint Cookies, Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies and of course, classic Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies.

The perfect holiday drink to serve this season is this Sweet Tea and Cranberry Jingle Juice Holiday Punch.  Next week, I’ll be sharing Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cupcakes so stay tuned for more holiday recipes on the way!

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Fudgy brownie-like chewy chocolate cookies with a soft center that crumbles in your mouth. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 50

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee powder, optional to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low-medium heat.  Pull saucepan off burner and stir in coarsely chopped unsweetened chocolate. Allow mixture to melt, stirring occasionally while preparing the cookie dough.

    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

    In a large bowl, whisk eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, maple extract, and instant coffee powder just until mixed. 

    Pour chocolate-butter mixture into egg mixture. Stir to combine. 

    Slowly pour dry ingredients into chocolate and egg mixture, stirring after each addition.  

    Carefully stir in 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour.

    Cover dough with plastic wrap.  Chill dough in refrigerator; 2 hours.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Place 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar into a small dish.  

    Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll into balls.  I used a cookie scoop that used about 1/2 tablespoon dough (small ball). 

    Roll dough into sugar mixture then place cookies 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet.

    Bake for 11-13 minutes.  I baked mine for 12 minutes. The cookies will be soft and chewy. 

    Allow cookies to cool then place in an air-tight container.

 

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    Eva Rogers
    12/02/2017 at 4:40 pm

    Everyone love the cookies, will make them again.

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    Amanda
    12/21/2017 at 7:09 am

    I love Chocolate Crinkle Cookies! They’re always so well enjoyed on holiday cookie trays. I always love how pretty the tops look. Happy Holidays!

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    Jessica Robinson
    12/22/2017 at 9:28 am

    These cookies look so gooey and chocolatey. Cannot wait to try your recipe!

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    Emily Leary
    12/22/2017 at 5:10 pm

    I love how unique each one is, like little delicious snowflakes.

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    Veena Azmanov
    12/22/2017 at 6:02 pm

    I love chocolate crinkle cookies this time of the year.!! They do make awesome Christmas Gift ideas too. Your pictures are so pretty. YUM!

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    Betty
    12/23/2017 at 9:35 am

    These things are really divine, BUT trying to deal with the dough, before refrigerating, took 2 adults – was that stiff! Then I found the dough very sticky to work with when forming the balls. Having followed all the directions exactly, do you have any ideas on fixes for these 2 probs? I’ve looked at other similar recipes, but these were too good to leave and yielded way more than I expected! thanks.

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      Jessica Knott
      12/23/2017 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Betty, I did scoop the dough with the scooper, then dusted it with powdered sugar. I also dusted my hands with them, too. Any added powdered sugar used to prevent stickiness is not a bad thing. Once you get into the grove of dusting, scooping and rolling balls, it shouldn’t be too bad. You can also let the dough sit for 10 minutes before working with it, but again, prep the area with powdered sugar on hands, cookie scoop and cutting board/knife if using.

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    Helene
    12/23/2017 at 10:31 am

    I find it interesting that you add maple extract too with the chocolate. So much flavors in your crinkle cookies, they would be a favorite here. Especially my nephew and niece would go crazy for them. 🙂

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    Christine
    12/23/2017 at 10:37 am

    These look so delicious! Perfect for the holidays. I could eat a million of these right about now!

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    Leslie Haasch
    12/23/2017 at 12:58 pm

    I love crinkle cookies – these are perfect for Christmas!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    12/24/2017 at 11:00 am

    Okay, these are like the quintessential Christmas cookies. I’ll take the whole batch please 😉

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    prasanna hede
    12/25/2017 at 11:55 am

    These cookies are perfect for Holidays when everyone is around can enjoy them!

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    Elena
    12/26/2017 at 12:52 pm

    These cookies look perfect! They would make great homemade gifts too!

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    Lois. O
    12/28/2017 at 9:30 pm

    I love chocolate cookies, so this is definitely a must try.

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