It is officially December and that means the annual 12 Days of Christmas is officially here!!! If you don’t remember last year, here is the scoop. We will be sharing a new recipe with you everyday for the first twelve days in December. Recipes come out at 8am MST everyday, so make sure you are signed up for our emails to get them sent straight to your inbox!
We are kicking this year off with a bang and the first recipe we are sharing is Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!
These cookies are seriously life changing. They are basically brownies in cookie form.
The insides are soft, chewy, and chocolate loaded like brownies. While the outsides are crispy and rolled in icing sugar to give the cookies that crackly christmassay look.
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A few things you will need to make this recipe
Making Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
This recipe requires a chill period in the fridge, so don’t preheat your oven yet!
First, in a large mixing bowl combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs. Beat on medium speed with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer, for 1 minute until the batter is smooth and well combined.
Add the chocolate to a small microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals stirring after every interval, until the chocolate is fully melted.
Now, add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract to the batter. Be careful that the melted chocolate is not too hot. If it is too hot when you add it to the batter it might cook the eggs, and you don't want that to happen! If the chocolate is too hot, let it cool slightly before adding it in.
Beat the batter on medium/low speed until the chocolate and vanilla are completely combined and the batter is velvety smooth.
Add the dry ingredients in two additions to the wet ingredients. Beating until just combined after each addition.
Now, the batter will be thick and resemble brownie batter, loosely cover the cookie batter and refrigerate for 2 hours.
After the cookie dough has chilled
After the cookie batter has chilled in the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Place the icing sugar into a shallow bowl and, using a cookie scoop, scoop out the cookies and roll the batter into a round ball.
Transfer the rolled cookie dough to the icing sugar and toss them around to completely coat them in icing sugar.
Place the cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet, leaving approximately 3-4” between the cookies.
Gently press on the tops of the cookie balls with your fingers to slightly flatten the balls and create small cracks.
Bake the cookies for 12 minutes until they are flattened out and crackly on top.
Immediately transfer the cookies to a cooling rack, let cool and enjoy!
Chocolate crinkle cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
With that, that concludes our first day of christmas! Don’t forget to sign up for our emails and come back tomorrow morning at 8 am MST for day two!
We hope our recipes can bring some joy into your homes during these times. We put a lot of work into our recipes, we would love to know if you tried this recipe and how it turned out for you!
Check out the other recipes in our 12 Days of Christmas holiday event!
- First Day of Christmas- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Second Day of Christmas-Whipped Shortbread Cookies
- Third Day of Christmas- Almond & Cashew Buttercrunch Toffee
- Fourth Day of Christmas- Hot Buttered Rum
- Fifth Day of Christmas- Sponge Toffee
- Sixth Day of Christmas- Sweet & Spicy Holiday Chex
- Seventh Day of Christmas- Spicy Bacon Jam Brussel Sprouts
- Eighth Day of Christmas- Snickerdoodles
- Ninth Day of Christmas- Double Lemon Poppyseed Cookies
- Tenth Day of Christmas- Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms
- Eleventh Day of Christmas- Chocolate Cream Cookies
- Twelfth Day of Christmas-
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- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- ⅓ cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
- ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 2 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
- ½ cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ cup Confectioners Sugar
- In a large mixing bowl combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute until smooth and well combined.
- Add the chocolate to a small microwave safe bowl and microwave in 3o second intervals, stirring after every interval, until the chocolate is fully melted.
- Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Beat on medium/low speed until completely combined.
- In a medium bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients in two additions to the wet ingredients. Beating after each addition.
- The batter will be thick and resemble brownie batter, loosely cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place the icing sugar into a shallow bowl and using a cookie scoop, scoop out the cookies and roll the batter into a ball.
- Transfer the rolled cookie balls to the icing sugar and toss to completely coat in icing sugar.
- Transfer the cookie dough balls to a baking sheet, leaving approximately 3-4” between the cookies.
- Press on the tops of the cookie balls to slightly flatten the balls and create small cracks.
- Bake for 12 minutes until the cookies are flattened out and crackly on top.
- Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and enjoy!
- Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
Please Note- The nutritional information provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator and it will vary based on the ingredients that you use.