Chocolate Crinkles

This is a fudgy type cookie (think brownies)I like it because it is low in fat and very chocolaty. One usually has these items in the pantry.



  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (You can substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 the amount to cut down on fat even farther.)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar


In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough and chill for at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Roll into 1 inch balls. Coat each ball in the confectioner's sugar before placing onto the prepared cookie sheets.


This recipe is easy to halve if you only want a few cookies.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Servings: 72
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
8 to 10 Minutes Cooking Time

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By Laniegirl from Iowa


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  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 sq. unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


Mix oil, chocolate and granulated sugar. Blend in 1 egg at a time until well mixed; add vanilla. Stir flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture. Chill several hours or overnight. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.


Drop teaspoonfulls of dough into powdered sugar. Roll in powdered sugar; shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake! Makes about 6 dozen.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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