Brownie Crinkle Cookies are a classic holiday recipe, super simple to make, and quite festive, if I do say so myself! Cookie Season is in full swing, so get your mixers out, and let's bake!
Keyword brownie crinkle cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Sue Ringsdorf
4oz.unsweetened chocolate baking bar- chopped
1 ⅓cupall-purpose flour
3Tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powder
1/3cuppowdered sugar for rolling- or more
In a small saucepan, combine the butter and chopped chocolate bar and melt over medium heat. Remove pan let cool slightly.
Combine the wet ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the sugars and vanilla and mix again. Then pour the slightly cooled chocolate mixture into the bowl and combine well.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take dough out of refrigerator, and form into balls.
Roll the dough balls in the powdered sugar, completely coating them. Place on baking sheet (about 7-8 at a time), and bake for 10 minutes.
Let cookies sit for 5-6 minutes before moving to cooling racks.
Don't over-bake. I like to bake these for 9-10 minutes. Depending on your oven, you may need even a minute less. Be careful to avoid over-baking!
Adjust. When you're baking cookies, always stay close to the oven and keep a watchful eye. If you see that they are spreading out too thin, you can remove them from the oven and use a spatula to gently push them back into shape. These cookies are more prone to NOT flattening enough, so you may need to push down on them gently as they approach the end of their bake time. Either way, they will be delicious!
Coating the cookies with powdered sugar draws out moisture from their surface, promoting cracks by drying out their tops before the interiors set. If you'd like, pull up a stool in front of your oven door, and watch them crack and crinkle! I did, and it was pretty fascinating!