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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Prep time
45 mins
Desserts | Baked goods
Special Diets

Adapted from Kids Baking, c 2003, by Abigail Johnson Dodge. Source: La Leche League Internations,


A great recipe for young bakers that will be enjoyed by all ages.


1 2⁄3 cflour
1⁄2 cunsweetened cocoa powder
1 1⁄2 tbaking powder
1⁄4 tsalt
1⁄2 cunsalted butter
1 1⁄4 csugar
2 large eggs
1⁄2 tvanilla extract
1⁄2 cpowdered sugar in a small bowl


Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease two baking sheets. In a medium bowl, gently whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla, mixing well with each addition. Add the flour mixture and beat gently just until incorporated. Roll dough, a tablespoon at time, into balls, and roll each ball in powdered sugar until covered. Place balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until tops puff and crinkle. Cool several minutes on cookie sheets before removing to a cooling rack.