How To Make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Want to make Santa the happiest person in the world? Leave some of these chocolate crinkle cookies out for when he makes his visit to your house. This simple confection has everything you could ever want: a crispy outside, gooey center, and a powdered sugar exterior that makes it look like it’s covered in snow. They’re the perfect thing to keep around the house during the holidays. Get the inside scoop on the best Christmas cookie techniques with our pastry arts instructor in this online chef course.

If you want to give these cookies some extra holiday cheer, add a bit of peppermint oil!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients
2 ¼ cup sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup oil
4 eggs
2 ¼ cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cup powdered sugar

Directions
1. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder and oil. Add the eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and add to wet mixture. Chill mixture over night or for at least 4 hours.
2. When ready to bake, drop tablespoon size balls into the powdered sugar and roll. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. Cookies will keep for up to a week.

Baking the cookies with powdered sugar gives them their "crinkle" look

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