It’s December and that means it’s time for me to bake batches and batches of Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies! December is the month when I bake up a storm in the kitchen. I get all my Christmas baking done and the house smells like cookies for weeks!
Each year, as a little thank you, I bake cookies for our Canada Post mail carrier and our other delivery service friends. The usual holiday cookies I include along with the Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are shortbread cookies, gingersnap cookies, sugar cookies, and a few others.
I’m not sure why I only make these during the holidays or what constitutes being considered a Christmas cookie, but these always make their appearance this time of the year. Perhaps the snowy white look from the icing sugar makes them feel a bit festive? In any case, here they are!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup confectioner's sugar (to roll the cookie dough in)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, white sugar and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time and mix until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla and mix.
- In separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture just until you form a nice consistency dough.
- Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Using a cookie scoop (for consistency in sizing), scoop out 1 tablespoonful of dough. Roll the dough into balls.
- Add the confectioners sugar to a smaller bowl. Evenly coat each ball of dough in confectioners' sugar and place onto your prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Make sure to allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
These cookies don’t last long, since they tend to get eaten almost immediately! I recommend making a few batches!
These Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have a brownie-like texture on the inside and a slightly crisp exterior.
Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies pair very well with a tall glass of milk!
What are some of your favourite holiday recipes? You might be interested in our Everything Eggnog post!
Let us know if you try our Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipe too! We’d love to hear what you think!