It’s not Christmastime around here until we have cookies. Specifically, we need Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.
This is my Mom’s famous (okay, famous in my family for sure!) recipe that she’s made for us since I was a kid.
Now that she lives halfway across the country, we wait for her to come home for the holidays and then we bake all the cookies. ALL OF THEM.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
You can’t just whip this recipe together any old way, either. I made them on my own once and used a canola oil and they spread out and got totally weird. I have a bunch of tips below, so be sure to read them before baking.
One important tip: Use vegetable oil only.
Here’s another really important tip when making Chocolate Crinkles: The dough has to be be cold or else it will be too sticky to work with and you won’t be able to roll it into balls without make a total mess of your hands.
So make it the night before you want to bake, then refrigerate overnight. It’s kind of like cutting the work in half, too, which is nice.
Once the dough is made and nice and cold, scoop out a spoonful, enough to make balls that are about 1-inch in diameter, and then drop them into a shallow bowl or plate of powdered sugar.
Roll them around until they’re completely covered, then place on a baking sheet.
Can Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Be Frozen?
Ta-da! Be ready to pack them up pretty quickly after they come out so they don’t dry out (they can dry out pretty fast so take care to not let that happen).
We just layer them, wax paper in between the layers, in a resealable container. Store them in the freezer – trust me on this. They’re amazing cold and I actually love to eat them right out of the freezer.
And there you have it! So that’s the general gist of what happens around here every Christmas. It’s tradition!
What is the Recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies?
And let me tell you, it’s so fun for Santa when the kids leave Chocolate Crinkles out for her. So fun. Santa loves it.
Here’s the complete recipe, followed by some tips from the expert herself, my mom. (Listen to her because she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to this recipe!)
I’ve been wanting to share this recipe on my blog for so long because it is so special to me. I mean, these cookies are absolutely delicious. And if you’re a sneaker of cookie dough, you’re going to appreciate this recipe too.
But the fun part is that they are part of our holiday tradition. Now my kids ask for Chocolate Crinkles and want to know when Grammie is coming to bake with us.
I’ve said so many times, one of my favorite things about parenting is sharing the things I have always loved as a kid and my family traditions growing up with my own kids. Especially when those things are the world’s best cookies, of course.
How to Make Chocolate Crinkles
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/30/2020