Christmas Cookies: Making Delicious Chocolate Crinkles for the Holidays

It’s that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is over and reality has set in that Christmas is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but that means in our house that it is time to start baking Christmas cookies.

This year I am including Chocolate Crinkles! This recipe is borrowed from a great blogger friend of mine Julie Murphree from The Farm Wife. But it is definitely not the only cookie I will make this year! I will make chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and a whole lot more!

My family has a real sweet tooth and I don’t think any of us stick to a diet during the holidays. I think this is because we all make some of the best treats and sweets at this time of the year and we are too afraid to miss out if we are dieting.

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies are a Tradition

I don’t make cookies just because it is Christmas time either. No. Making Christmas cookies in my family is a tradition. Each of us makes a few batches of different cookies each year and puts them into the freezer.

I usually make more “traditional cookies”. My mother makes nut rolls because no one makes them as she does. My youngest daughter is known for her fantastic brownies, and my sister makes the Christmas cookies you never heard of until she serves them, at which time you will want to add them to your recipes for next year.

Christmas Eve is when we all usually get together and share a few dozen of each of our Christmas cookies across a long table set up specifically for cookies. I promise you by the time everyone is ready to go back to their homes, there are not many cookies left. If there are we split them up and take them home.

Making Chocolate Crinkles

Some Different Options for Making Chocolate Crinkles Cookies

I always have to try new things when I make Christmas cookies for Christmas and this Chocolate Crinkles recipe is no different. I like to substitute different ingredients and come up with something new to try.

For these cookies, I made them 3 different ways. First of all, we love nuts so I rolled some of the cookies in crushed nuts instead of powdered sugar.

In the second batch, I substituted the powdered sugar for colored sugar. If you have a sweet tooth, these will be the winner for you! And the third batch, I used a mix of unsweetened and sweetened chocolate. Again they were a hit.

Chocolate Crinkles Recipe


1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled

2 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 eggs

2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup powdered sugar


  • In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla.
  • Stir in eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls.
  • Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in the center.
  • Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
 Are you ready to try making some new Christmas Cookies this year for your family? Try these delicious Chocolate Crinkles!

Are You Ready to Start Baking Christmas Cookies?

I hope you are inspired to try your hand at making these cookies for Christmas at your house this year! I promise you will love them! In the meantime, check out some of the Christmas cookie recipes some of my blogging friends are making this year!

For more ideas for Christmas beyond cookies check out my other holiday posts below!

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