25 Days of Christmas Cookies/ Cookies

Chocolate Crinkles

December 13, 2020

Super fudge-y decadently sweet, there’s a reason I only make these once a year. The key to these cookies is not only a bit of instant espresso but using Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder to give that super chocolatey flavor.

Chocolate Crinkles

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  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 3/4 C Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 C (4 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine kosher salt
  • powdered sugar for rolling



Preheat your oven to 350F


Whisk together the oil and cocoa powder into a smooth paste


Whisk in the melted butter, vanilla, and espresso powder


Add the sugar and whisk to combine


Beat in the eggs, two at a time, fully incorporating after each addition


In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt


Add the dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture and stir until just combined


Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours


Portion into 1.5-2 tablespoon balls and roll in powdered sugar (do not shake off excess sugar)


Chill for 10 minutes and re-roll in powdered sugar before placing on a parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart


Bake for 12-14 minutes allow to cool almost completely on the baking sheets before moving to a rack

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