Chocolate Crinkle Top Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Top Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Top Cookies

This time of year I like to have an abundance of treats on display or nibbling. It’s a personal thing, but I like to have the lolly jar full, stone fruit in the fruit bowl, nuts on the table and some lovely baked treats on hand. The children are about to start Christmas holidays and always seem to be hungry so these chocolate crinkle top cookies are perfect for the little ones.  It’s something which will take the edge off their hunger, without being too calorie dense and ruining their appetite for dinner.

Chocolate Crinkle Top Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Top Cookies

These cookies are just the thing, they are still lovey and chocolatey but a much lighter style than cookies which include melted chocolate or chocolate chips.

Chocolate Crinkle Top Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Top Cookies

I absolutely love the chocolate crinkle top, they look so elegant in a shabby chic way!

Another nice thing about this recipe is that it makes a huge quantity so you can fill the cookie jar with just one batch.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies and Milk

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies and Milk


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Julie
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Serves: 36
These are easy but quite elegant looking cookies. Best of all it makes an enormous quantity!
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch process)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 250 gm butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  4. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the eggs.
  6. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated.
  7. Form the dough into balls of about a tablespoon.
  8. Roll the balls in the icing sugar and place on the baking sheets.
  9. Bake until the cookies are firm and the tops crack, 13 to 15 minutes.
  10. Cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely

What do you think of the crinkle effect?

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  1. I would definitey like having a batch of these to hand 🙂

  2. I love that it’s stone fruit season and a full jar of cookies is a good way to start the holiday season 🙂

  3. These are such pretty cookies!

  4. You have been a very busy baker! I would love to sink my teeth into one of these chewy cookies. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday. BAM

  5. These do look pretty indeed, and the plate you put them on is lovely too 🙂

  6. Love me a crinkle bickie! These look fab.

  7. Aww crinkle top cookies are so Christmassy aren’t they? Love their crackled tops!

  8. I love love love the look of these cookies. Can’t wait to whip up a batch myself x

  9. Any cookie that makes a big batch is my kind of cookie! Particularly when it’s chocolate. 😉 These look terrific – thanks.

  10. Your crinkles are gorgeous! And I totally agree about having lots of fabulous treats and snacks on hand for the holidays – whether for the kiddos, or just so you always have nibbles ready when friends and relatives stop over! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! 😀

  11. What gorgeous crunchy little treats! They look like they’re dusted in snow! 😀

  12. Julie, I like the crinkle top effect- if I accidently over-cook these cookies, no one would ever know because they are already ‘cracked’ on top! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas. I don’t suppose you are going to Asia again- you seem to have been there many times already this year!

  13. LOVE these!
    Stunningly presented! WOW.

  14. Merry Christmas Julie. These look wonderful [as per your usual!], great picture. I’m going to have to stop reading soon otherwise I’ll be as big as a house with all these delicious things.

  15. Hi Julie, forgive me for not stopping by more often… I don’t seem to have been receiving your posts… perhaps I had subbed on another computer or something…. anyhoo, what a delicious looking cookie recipe. I’ve seen these before and have always wanted to bake them! Totally yummy.

  16. Omg I need these cookies right now…Why did I have to get my teeth cleaned recently why….

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