Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in a stack | Broma Bakery

Oh yes, oh yes. Cookie season is in full swing, and I’m loving it. Up today are my chocolate crinkle cookies. They’re right up my alley because they taste like brownies. They absolutely melt in your mouth and leave you saying some version of “Please, Sir, may I have some more?”

Plus how beautiful are they? It looks like some intricate baking technique, but guess what, biddies? All you do is roll them in powdered sugar! All the looks without the work? Yes, yes, yes!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies on counter | Broma Bakery

Making these chocolate crinkle cookies

The trick to making these crinkle cookies extra chocolatey is to use both cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate in the dough. The melted chocolate also helps these cookies taste more like brownies (you’re welcome!).

Now, to make these crinkle cookies, well, crinkly, you must do a few things. Once you’ve made the cookie dough, portion it out using an ice cream scoop and freeze it for at least two hours. This makes the cookies bake more slowly in the oven and helps the “crack.”

When you remove the frozen cookie dough from the freezer, roll it into balls and then roll each ball first into granulated sugar and then into powdered sugar. I know rolling the dough in two types of sugar seems excessive, but just trust me on this one!

Because you’re baking frozen cookie dough, these babies will take a good 20 minutes in the oven to properly crack and look gorgeous. They won’t spread out a whole lot, and should be slightly moist still when you take them out of the oven.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies | Broma Bakery

Tomorrow night I fly home to Boston for three weeks. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been baking up a STORM this week. My average is two recipes from start to photo shoot every day this week. One day I did three. I’m cranking them out. Only two more to go and I’ll have all the creative done for my time at home. Phewf, wish me luck in my race to the finish line!

One thing I am so excited for is the Christmas Eve service at our church. It’s the most warm and wonderful feeling, walking into a place you’ve been going your whole life, everyone dressed up and with their families, the whole room buzzing with an indescribableย energy. The best part is at the end of the service when the entire congregation holds candles in the air in the pitch black for a minute of silence, reflection, and Christmas wishes. Just magical.

Sorry, total tangent. My point isssssss: what’s your favorite holiday tradition?

Can’t wait to hear what you share. Hope everyone that’s traveling this weekend has safe trips home, and I’ll see you back on Monday! XO!

PS. Make these chocolate crinkle cookies. Do it.

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chopped chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring between each heating until melted smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and creamy, about 4 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating on medium speed between each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Alternate pouring the flour mixture and the melted chocolate into the sugar mixture, beating until just combined. Mixture should be slightly firmer than a brownie-batter consistency.
  4. Place a cookie sheet on a work surface. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the entire surface. Using a leveled 1/4 cup ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto the plastic wrap, creating 18 scoops of dough. Set another piece of plastic wrap tightly on top of the dough balls, sealing them from the air. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Once chilled, pull the dough out of the freezer. Preheat the oven to 350ยฐF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Pour granulated sugar into a small bowl. Pour powdered sugar into a second small bowl. Roll each dough ball slightly with your hands, trying to make it as round as possible. Coat the ball in the granulated sugar, then the powdered sugar, and set on the cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the cookies have spread out and “cracked,” but are still slightly moist to the touch. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before setting on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before serving. …If you can handle it.

More holiday cookie recipes from Broma Bakery:

Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Mint Chocolate-Covered Oreos

Chewy Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Nutella-Stuffed Gingersnap Cookies

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Tori@Gringalicious.com
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These look fab and I’d definitely end up eating more than 3!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Glad I’m not the only one ๐Ÿ™‚

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annie@ciaochowbambina
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Imagining your congregation holding up candles in the pitch black gives me chills. And loving this crinkle cookie! Have a wonderful holiday, Sarah!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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๐Ÿ™‚ it is truly wonderful. Hope you have a great holiday, too, Annie!

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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
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I hope you have a great time in Boston! And yay for crankin’ out those recipes! That’s my plan over the next two weeks, too…gotta take advantage of time off work! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how chocolate-y these cookies look! So full of flavor!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Seriously!! It’s stressful but also really satisfying to get it all done. Good luck, and have a great few weeks off work!!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
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These kind of cookies and my favvvvorite! I love that they get all crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, perfect!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yaaas, you know the secrets ๐Ÿ™‚

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mira
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These look like the perfect crinkle cookies Sarah! I love the trick to roll them in powdered sugar. Sounds like you’ve been on a baking marathon! Have a great time in Boston!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you, Mira! I have. Finally my marathon is ovahhh!

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Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
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You just gave me an idea and I love you for it. I’m baking my double chocolate chip cookies and I’m going to roll them in some p. sugar! xoxo PS> Can’t wait to see all your baking recipes! Have so much fun in Boston!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You must! It makes them so beautiful. Have a great time with your fam too ๐Ÿ™‚

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DessertForTwo
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Truth be told, this is my favorite Christmas cookie! I haven’t made them yet, though! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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YEAH! That makes me so happy! You’ve just gotta try. They’re so moist and delicious. Can’t get enough!

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Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
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A chocolate cookie that a tastes like a fudgy brownie shaped like a cookie – sold! Can’t wait to make a batch. Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I can’t wait to hear what you think! Hope you have a great holiday, too, Geraldine ๐Ÿ™‚

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Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
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Oh my gosh, I want all the cookies!! And that is a ton of baking!! I usually did two to three recipes A day on the weekends when I was working. I wouldn’t be able to do that every single day (now I do just one and a half a day). It’ll be worth it when you have that mini holiday vacation!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So you know my pain. So excited for my vacay. Hope you enjoy your holidays, too!

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Karishma
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For some reason I think that crinkle cookies are like, the sexiest cookies ever. I have never had them but why do they look so amazing?!! Yours especially.

Enjoy Boston & Merry Christmas!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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They are pretty sexy. Merry Christmas to you, too, Karishma ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tasbih @ Cleobuttera
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You had me at “texture of a fudgy brownie.” YUM-O! Crinkle cookies have been on my to-bake list for what seems like forever, but you just gave me the push. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Of course! If only your stuffed oreo cookies could get together with my crinkle cookies… We would rule the world.

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Renee
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These look AMAZING. Cookies that taste like brownies? Yes, please!
My favourite Christmas tradition is almost the same! I love going to the service with my family and realise what we’re celebrating and how blessed we are.
Have a lovely 3 weeks at home & sending love for Christmas and New Year’s!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That’s such a wonderful tradition. Happy holidays to you, too, Renee!

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Christina @ Bake with Christina
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I’ve seriously always wanted to make chocolate crinkle cookies, they always look TOO good, just like yours! Thanks for the reminder ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Of course, Christina! Thanks for pinning & happy holidays!

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
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Loving the design and look of these cookies, but especially loving how yummy they must be. Just pinned, must try!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks for pinning, Pamela! Let me know if you end up making them ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sarah @ SnixyKitchen
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I hope you’re enjoying your time in Boston! And finally getting to eat all of the delicious treats you’ve been making – two recipes a day?! You’re amazing. And so are these crinkle cookies.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you! It was pretty darn tiring. Hope you’ve had a fantastic holiday with your loved ones, Sarah!

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