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Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

130 days until Christmas!!! Yes, I said it! I’m not starting my baking early – but I am not willing to wait 4+ months to have Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies either! So there! I made them and I hope you will to! Plan to put these cookies on your Christmas baking list – you could put them on your Halloween, Thanksgiving and “Fall in general” list as well!

This cookie is delightful to make, eat and look at –  and you won’t be sorry that you gave it the time to fix a couple pans full! Imagine what your friends will say when this chocolaty cakey cookie shows up at their door!

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

Recipe inspiration for Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I can remember as a child, a delightful elderly lady at my church would make these cookies for Christmas each year. I thought that they were heavenly! I had forgotten all about them until I received a copy of “Cook’s Illustrated” magazine and THERE THEY WERE! This recipe comes straight from the magazine – except – when I was ready to start baking, I didn’t have any unsweetened baking chocolate and had to substitute butter and cocoa. If you don’t have unsweetened baking chocolate, you can substitute 1 tbs of butter plus 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. That is what I did and  DELISH! So – the recipe here is the original recipe. Its wonderful. I could show you a picture of some crumbs right now – but I’ll save you the horror. Just go make some yourself.

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life ~ John 8:12

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

 

Old Fashion Crinkle Cookies @loavesanddishes.net

Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolatey and beautiful crusted white cookies.  These take your right back to Grandma's holiday cookie tray.  Perfect and beautiful. 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate crinkle cookies, old fashioned chocolate crinkle cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 27 servings
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 4 Tbs unsalted sweet cream butter – melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

  • Place oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
  • Combine the unsweetened chopped chocolate and the butter together in a mug and microwave on 1/2 power until melted - 2-3 minutes - if the butter becomes hot - allow it to cool before proceeding.
  • Whisk brown sugar, eggs, espresso powder and vanilla together in a larger bowl. Add the melted butter and chocolate mixture and mix until it becomes thick.
  • Fold in the flour mix into the egg mixture – this is difficult to mix and the powdered chocolate will want to float on the top of the more liquid mix. Just keep stirring it will eventually come together. Once all of the dry streaks are gone – allow the mixture to set for at least 10 minutes.
  • Place granulated sugar and powdered sugar onto saucers – Use a #30 scoop so that the cookies come out the same size. Scoop out the cookie dough and drop onto the granulated sugar – roll around and coat – then move to the powdered sugar – and roll around and coat so that there is an even thin coat of powdered sugar on the cookie ball.
  • Place the cookie balls onto the lined baking sheet – 11 per sheet. This recipe makes 27 cookies – so three sheets will be needed.
  • Bake cookies one sheet at a time – check at 11 minutes. The cookies will be puffed and cracked with the darker cracks looking raw. Let cool completely before trying to remove from the cookie sheet.

Notes

Make sure to serve with a napkin!  These can be a little messy. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Old Fashion Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Love!

Jana

Thursday 27th of August 2015

Your recipe doesn't say when to add the unsweetened chocolate? Could you let me know, thanks!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 27th of August 2015

Jana - thanks for leaving me a comment! I went into the recipe and updated it - I hope this helps!

Amanda

Thursday 20th of August 2015

These look delicious! Perfect for today's tone, actually. Wondering- is it 1 stick, or 4 Tbs. of butter? Thanks!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 20th of August 2015

Great Catch Amanda! It is 4 Tbs NOT 1 Stick! I updated the recipe! I had originally put in the substitution that I had made with cocoa and butter and somehow it was missed in the final proof reading when I changed it back! Thanks!

Food Blogger Club

Wednesday 19th of August 2015

Gorgeous looking cookies! We will give this recipe a try ASAP. Thanks!

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