Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


This classic chocolate crinkle cookie is adjusted for high altitude kitchens. It’s a staple in our house and made every Christmas. Chocolatey and perfect just the way it is!


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups minus two tablespoons sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Mix oil, melted chocolate and sugar.
  2. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla and stir in.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture; stir just until combined.
  4. Chill dough several hours or overnight.
  5. When ready to bake, heat oven to 350F degrees.
  6. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into powdered sugar and roll to cover the entire ball of cookie dough.
  7. Place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until soft in the middle but set. Take care not to over bake.