Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies

With Christmas just a week away, I’ve got these extra rich, chocolate fudge crinkle cookies high on my to-do list! They’re such a simple, delectable cookie that I know you will absolutely LOVE to have on your holiday dessert table.

Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies

I couldn’t be more excited to share these chocolate fudge crinkle cookies with you guys because they turned out to be such a hit! They’re basically everything a chocolate lover wants in a cookie… a decadent chocolate flavor, extra fudgy texture, and a really rich consistency.

The chocolate flavor comes through extremely well, and the texture is almost a cross between a brownie and a cookie. I think you’re going to love them.

The dough itself was good enough to eat by the spoonful… I mean, you have to taste the dough before baking, right!?

Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies

This is a pretty straightforward recipe and everyone will be loving the intoxicating chocolate smell coming from the oven as the crinkle cookies bake. They only take about 12 minutes, but definitely air on the side of under-baking them for that irresistible fudgy center.

They’re the perfect compliment to something like these pistachio & rose sugar cookies or white chocolate ginger cookies.


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rich, chocolate fudge crinkle cookies for your holiday dessert table

yield: approximately 36 cookies

  • Author: Kayla Howey


  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp pure almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, or as needed


  1. Combine the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using a paddle attachment, cream the butter with the sugars until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Mix in one egg at a time until incorporated, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla extract and almond extract.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix on low speed again. Increase the speed and mix until just incorporated, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  4. Add the chocolate chips at the very end and mix for a second or two until just combined. Don’t overmix the dough. Cover the dough and chill for an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Pour the powdered sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll the chilled dough into round balls, about 2-3 tablespoons each. Fully coat each dough ball in powdered sugar and place onto a cookie sheet, about 1” apart.
  6. Lightly press each cookie down to slightly flatten them. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly before transferring them to a wire rack. Eat warm, or finish cooling completely.

Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies

13 thoughts on “Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies

  1. I have made these cookies 4 times since finding your recipe, I have no idea how there aren’t any reviews on these, the best cookies I have ever made by far and the recipe is super easy to follow, sooo good.

    1. Yay!! I’m so happy to hear. I’m actually about to make a batch right now for Christmas – one of my favorites! Thanks for your feedback 🙂

  2. These look delicious! The recipe says 4 oz cocoa powder but 1 cup in parentheses. Which measurement should we use?

    1. Hi Natalee!! You can measure it either way, it comes out to the same amount. The 4 oz is for if you want to weigh it, and the 1 cup is if you want to measure it by volume. Hope this helps, and I hope you LOVE them!

    2. Ps…I updated the amounts to just show one measurement, which is probably easier to understand. Thanks!

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