Giant Chocolate Crinkle cookies

close-up photo of chocolate crinkle cookies on a plate

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of recipes for crinkle cookies.  With the light dusting of powdered sugar, these cookies look like a great winter treat.  I finally settled on this recipe from Brownies for Dinner.  Her recipe only needed cocoa powder whereas a lot of the recipes call for melting chocolate as well.  Since I didn’t have a lot of time, I wanted the simplest recipe possible.

I made my cookies too big. I didn’t realize how much the batter would spread! So instead of tiny bite-sized crinkle cookies, mine were enormous.  They still tasted very good though.  Chewy and slightly chocolatey.

photo of a cookie on a plate

Giant Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These chocolate crinkle cookies are chewy with crackly tops. I made mine extra-large for more chocolatey goodness!


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • powdered sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

  2. Combine all of the ingredients other than powdered sugar in a mixer bowl. Mix well. (there were no instructions given for the order of mixing in the original recipe. I followed what I normally do mixing butter with sugar, and then adding eggs. I combined flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in separate bowl and then mixed it with the butter sugar eggs.)

  3. Chill dough in the fridge for about an hour for easier handling.
  4. Using a tablespoon, create a dough ball and drop it into the powdered sugar. Roll to coat. (If you want giant cookies, make your balls about 1 inch or about the size of a tablespoon. If you want smaller cookies, use a teaspoon. The dough spreads a lot as it bakes)

  5. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes.
  6. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.
  7. Store in airtight container


Recipe adapted from Brownies for Dinner

All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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3 comments on “Giant Chocolate Crinkle cookies”

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  2. I just pulled the last batch of these from the oven!
    Great recipe, very easy to make, and oh my goodness what a yield! I think I have something close to 100 3cm diameter cookies.

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