Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Fudgy brownie-like chewy chocolate cookies with a soft center that crumbles in your mouth. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 50 cookies
Author Jessica (


  • 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 (other options: coconut, mint, or peppermint extract)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


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


  • 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).  If dough is sticky between scoops, dip it in a bowl of powdered sugar between scoops. Or try refrigerating it longer.
    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.