Cousin Bev's Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

For Christmas this year, my aunt J went to Market of Choice (MoC) to get some of the desserts. MoC's bakery is pretty delicious so no one was upset by this. Plus, we are a dessert family. ;) Anyway, she ended up getting chocolate crinkles.

Now my family thinks of Eric as the Cookie King because they love his burnt butter chocolate chip cookies so much. Aunt L joked that next year she expected homemade chocolate crinkles because she's sure that Eric can do just as good or better than MoC. Mother J made the comment that cousin Bev makes crinkles every year so she must have a good recipe.

Thus I went begging to cousin Bev and she was feeling the holiday Spirit of Giving. Lo and behold, The Recipe!


  • 4 squares chocolate, melted (may sub 1 cup cocoa and 2 teaspoons oil)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, set aside


  1. Mix 4 squares (melted) chocolate and 2 c sugar together. Add eggs one at a time.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except powdered sugar) and chill overnight.
  3. When dough is ready, drop teaspoons of dough into 1 c powdered sugar to coat. Place two inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Thanks Bev!

2022 Update!
My cousin E made these this year for the holidays and I devoured them in like two days. Dangerously delicious!


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (sift if lumpy)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Combine dry ingredients (1 c cocoa powder, 2 c flour, 1 1/2 t baking powder, and 1/4 t salt) in medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream wet ingredients (1/3 c butter, 1 1/2 c sugar, and 2 t vanilla) in large bowl and stir until combined. Add (4) eggs one at a time and stir until just combined, ~10 seconds per egg.
  3. Make dough by combining dry mixture with wet mixture until incorporated.
  4. Chill dough by covering the bowl and placing in fridge for ~1 hour or overnight. The longer it chills, the thicker the cookies will be.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the 1/2 c powdered sugar (PS) in a medium bowl. Roll the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and cover them well with the PS.
  6. Place on a lined sheet with enough space between them and bake for ~10-15 minutes or until spread and cracked. Cookies will still be soft so cool on the baking sheet ~5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.