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chocolate crinkles on red plate with a glass of milk to the side

Easy chocolate crinkles recipe

  • Author: Magali Mutombo
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 17 min
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


The perfect cookies recipe for the holidays!


50 g butter unsalted

200 g dark chocolate

2 eggs

1 cup of all-purpose flour

1 orange zest

100 g granulated sugar

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of flat baking powder

1 pinch of salt

1 small bowl of icing sugar



1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low-medium heat. Turn off the heat.

2. Add all the chocolate pieces and stir with  spatula to melt the chocolate. 

3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, orange zest, until it is homogenous.

5. Pour chocolate-butter mixture into egg mixture. Stir to combine. 

6. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into chocolate and egg mixture, stirring after each addition.  

7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.  Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

9. Place 1/2 cup of icing sugar into a small dish. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop dough and roll into balls. Roll dough into icing sugar then place cookies 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet.

10. Bake for 12 min. 


Allow cookies to cool then place in an air-tight container.

Keywords: Chocolate crinkles