Chocolate Crinkles

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 24-36 cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “Chocolate and powdered sugar together in one delicious cookie! Thanks Mom!”


  • 1/2 cupshortening
  • 2cupsflour
  • 1 2/3 cupssugar
  • 2teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 2teaspoonsvanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 2eggs
  • 1/3 cupmilk
  • 2 (1ounce)unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
  • 1 (1lb) box powdered sugar( for rolling cookies)
  • Directions

  • Cream shortening, sugar, vanilla.
  • Beat in eggs, then chocolate.
  • In another bowl sift 2 cup flour, baking powder, salt:mix well.
  • Add this alternately with milk to shortening mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  • Chill for 2 hours.
  • Form into one-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350°F for approx 10 minutes for soft cookies, 13 for more firm/hard.
  • Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet, then cool on wire racks.
  • Reviews

  • “I baked at 350 F. for 11 mins. and got soft chewy cookies.Keep the dough in the fridge between rolling to keep it from getting mushy.It was easier to scoop abt. a tsp. full of dough onto the powdered sugar and roll it into a ball once it was coated in the powdered sugar.Delicious.”

  • “What beautiful, soft, chocolate cookies!They looked wonderful on my cookie trays and were a hug hit at my daughter’s school and husband’s office.I will say that I was skeptical that they would even turn out after looking at my refrigerated cookie dough.It was the stickest dough I’ve ever seen.I added an extra 1/2 cup of flour because I couldn’t handle the dough, then I put it back in the refrigerator for an additional hour.While the dough was extremely sticky, I was able to form it into 1-inch round balls which I then rolled in confectioner’s sugar (keep your dough in the refrigerator between trays).Thanks for some great Christmas cookies!”

  • “Great recipe.Easy to make and the family loved them. I assumed that you baked at 350 since it didnt say.But I cooked for a bit longer at that temperature and it worked out fine.”

  • “For an even more intense chocolate flavor,press a chocolate candy kiss on each cookie right after you take them out of the oven.My kids love these.”

  • “I love these cookies! They taste like brownies rolled in powdered sugar. I use Hersheys Cocoa Powder instead of the chocolate squares.”

  • “love these cookies!! easy and chocolatey cookies! thanks for posting.”

  • “These are my favorite cookies and I have been baking them for years especially at holiday time!I usually mix in 1/2 cup chopped nuts before chilling.And my recipe says bake for 15 min. but I do know that sometimes that is too long, so I just check them and use my judgement.”

  • “I didn’t have enough baking powder so I substituted a little baking soda, but it still turned out great! Had to bake it a little longer than 10 minutes but it still came out nice and soft and chewy!”

  • “Making cookies is annual tradition for my son and I. We tried this recipe along with a few others and were more than happy with the results. Thanks for the great recipe. “

  • “Great cookies.I added a tsp mint extract to make chocolate mint.”

  • “I love these cookies.My kids get a real kick out of watching them in the oven. They look and taste great.”

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