Chocolate Crinkle cookies are one of my favorites to make during the holidays. Not only do I love how easy they are to make, but they can look like lumps of coal too.
Have you ever threatened to give someone coal for Christmas? Well these cookies can be a tasty way to make that threat a reality. Once or twice I jokingly told Mr. Everything’s Coworker I’d give him coal for Christmas if he kept my Mr. working late on a night we had plans. They were late anyway. So come the company Christmas party I thought it would be funny to give him a little bag of tasty coal. It’s great for a laugh without actually giving lumps of charcoal to people.
These cookies are super chocolatey and their texture is on the cakey side. Which makes them soft without being too crumbly. They keep their shape well and don’t spread out a lot. So they stay in nice ‘lumps’ when shaped into little balls. You can shape them into more of a disc shape before dusting them in powdered sugar and baking, if you want a more traditional cookie shape.
They are perfect for the Holidays
When I made a batch for ‘coal’ before the Christmas party I tucked a few dough balls into the freezer to bake later in the month. I cooked them up on Christmas eve and they turned out wonderfully. They only needed a few extra minutes to bake because they started out frozen.
The holidays are busy enough with all the parties, holiday shopping, and baking on top of normal life. So when I find recipes that I can at least partially make ahead it makes everything so much smoother and I don’t feel like I’m spending all my time in the kitchen. Frozen doughs and Soups are my favorite…. Though they don’t usually go together lol!
The few cookies that were leftover come Christmas morning were perfect with a cup of coffee while we opened up our gifts. It was a wonderful morning full of family, good food, and piles of wrapping paper.Print
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Cakey chocolate cookies dusted with powdered sugar and baked to perfection.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert, Snack
- Cuisine: American, Holiday
- 1/3 cup Butter (softened)
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 TBS Vanilla extract
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1/3 cup Yogurt – Plain
- 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 2/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 cup Bob Red Mill’s 1 to 1 gluten free flour blend
- 1/2 oz Unsweetened Bakers Chocolate (Minced)
- Pre-heat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
- In a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar. Then add in the vanilla, egg whites, and yogurt. Mix this at medium speed until fully combined.
- Place the powdered sugar in a plastic bag and set side.
- In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the bowl of dry ingredients to the wet until they are fully combined and form a dough.
- Using clean hands, grab a golfball sized amount of dough and roll it into a ball. Drop the dough ball into the bag of powdered sugar and repeat. Once all the dough is in the bag zip it closed and give it a bit of a shake to coat all the dough balls in sugar.
- Arrange dough balls on a baking sheet, leaving an inch between them, and bake them for 10 to 15 minutes, till the edges are becoming firm.
- Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving or serving.
Keywords: Chocolate, Cookies, Gluten free