Chocolate Crinkle Cookies + 9 Christmas Cookie Recipes!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies + 9 Christmas Cookie Recipes | Cobalt Chronicles | Houston Blogger

With Christmas quickly approaching, I teamed up with nine of my favorite bloggers to share our favorite Christmas cookie recipes with each other and all of YOU!

For me, cookie baking is synonymous with the holidays. It’s something I look forward to every year!

This year I decided to try my hand at a new-to-me recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.  Let’s just say I’ll definitely be making these again next year!  They’re easy and quick to whip up and the snow-like dusting of powdered sugar adds a nice holiday touch!

The recipe is super easy to follow (adapted from this recipe) and one where you likely have all of the ingredients already on hand!

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe


·         1 cup brown sugar packed

·         1/2 cup unsalted butter softened

·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·         1 large egg room temperature

·        1 cup all-purpose flour

·         1/2 cup cocoa powder

·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda

·         1/4 teaspoon salt

·         Powdered sugar placed in a large bowl for rolling & dusting cookies

·         Optional: semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, nuts


1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. And use cooking spray or butter to “grease” a cookie sheet (so the cookies don’t stick to the pan).

2.      Using a mixer (I use my KitchenAid), cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes.

3.     Add in vanilla and egg. Mix until combined, about 30 seconds.

4.      Carefully add in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.

5.      Stir in optional items (chocolate chips/nuts).

6.      Use a spoon to scoop dough and roll into 1/2 inch to 1 inch uniform balls.

7.      Roll each ball in powdered sugar.

TIP: Heavily coat the ball with the powdered sugar.  If you don’t, the powdered sugar will disappear upon baking.

8.      Bake in oven until cookies have spread into round cookie shapes and are puffed and crackly, 9-11 minutes. Do not over bake. The cookies will still look a bit doughy. That’s ok! I promise they will stiffen up when cooling.  If they start to brown around the edges, they have baked too long.

9.      Carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack or tin foil on countertop and allow cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes.

10.  Repeat with remaining dough.

11. Enjoy!

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For More Christmas Cookie Recipes …

You can follow the loop to check out all of the girls’ ​Christmas cookie recipes!  I’ve linked to Emily of Life with Emily‘s  Cookie recipe below!​

Hopefully you’ll be able to take one of these recipes and make it your own! ​

Emily of Life with Emily is sharing the cutest Rudolph Peanut Butter cookies!  Click here for Emily’s Christmas cookie recipe!

Photos by Lois Campos Photography


  1. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Okay I need to make these immediately!!! And girl I am loving that festive sweater! Thanks for being a part of the exchange again this year!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Posted 12.16.19
  2. Shelby Back wrote:

    These cookies look delicious Ashlee! Love crinkle cookies, so I need to give this recipe a try!


    Posted 12.16.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Same! Love the powdered sugar on crinkle cookies – red velvet are another good option too!

      Posted 12.16.19
  3. Morgan wrote:

    These sound like the perfect, classic holiday cookie! YUM!

    The HER Chronicles []

    Posted 12.16.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      They’re delish!

      Posted 12.16.19
  4. These are so calling my name. My family doesn’t like chocolate so I know I’d have the whole batch to myself. Calories don’t count at Christmas right?!?!

    Taylor |

    Posted 12.16.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Haha sounds perfect! And totally, calories don’t exist during the holidays!

      Posted 12.16.19
  5. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    A chocolate crinkle cookie is my weakness. I have to try this recipe!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 12.16.19
  6. well these sound so delicious! my husband LOVES chocolate so I will definitely be referencing this post & recipe in the future to make these with him!

    Emily |

    Posted 12.16.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      They’re so easy and great for anytime of the year!

      Posted 12.17.19
  7. CARLY HILL wrote:

    one of my favorites! these look SO good! xx

    Posted 12.17.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      I’ve been eating them for days! haha

      Posted 12.17.19
  8. Yum! The powdered sugar just makes the cookie! I can’t wait to try!

    Posted 12.17.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Yes! A nice festive touch!

      Posted 12.17.19

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