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5 from 13 votes

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A thick and chewy chocolate crinkle cookie with powdered sugar.
Course Sweets & Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 105kcal
Author Kristine


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for rolling)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt until incorporated.
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter, sugar, brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add egg and mix well.
  • Add vanilla and water and stir.
  • Add flour mixture, half at a time, mixing fully. 
  • Fold in chocolate chips (if using)
  • Using 1.5 TBS cookie scoop, scoop dough in balls, carefully roll in powdered sugar, and place on a lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake cookies for 12 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Cool cookies on the pan for 5 minutes prior to transferring to a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze.


*Dough will be sticky. Drop the dough balls directly from the scoop into the powdered sugar.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.8g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg