Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Try these Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipe
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Robert Gonzalez

Toss these soft and delicious chocolate crinkle cookies in powdered sugar to finish their dramatic look. You will love the subtle hint of cardamom adds just the right amount of spice to these chocolate cookies.


  • 4 Ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 2 1/2 Ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 1/2 Ounces light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cardamom, ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar, as needed


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle, cream the butter, sugar, cardamom, and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Add the one egg followed by the melted chocolate. Mix well to combine.

Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix until the batter comes together.

With a 1 ounce sized scoop, portion your cookies onto a flat cookie sheet lined with parchment. Place the batter into the fridge for 15 minutes to harden. Take the firm cookie dough and toss them in the powdered sugar.

Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 min or until the edges are slightly firm.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.