Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Woman’s Day December 2013

These Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies are amazing and taste just like little brownie bites! - Thoughts from Her

I know I’ve been on a healthy overhaul for the past couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean I don’t crave some of my favorite desserts from time to time.  This week, I’ve been thinking about these Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies almost daily.  I made them just before the holidays and they were gobbled up so fast.  They tasted like little brownie bites with a heavenly coating of confectioner’s sugar.  You can’t just eat one – I swear.  Try it.  Can’t do it.

My toddler helped me make these and they hardly take any time at all to make.  I’m thinking I might see a cheat day in my future to get my mind off these indulgent chocolate poppers!

Try ‘em and let me know what you think!

Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies


  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for rolling


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Melt chocolate according to package directions and let cool. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, then the cooled chocolate.
  3. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.
  4. Place the confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Drop a slightly heaping Tbsp of dough into the confectioners’ sugar (the dough will be soft) and roll to coat and form into a ball; repeat with remaining dough. Place the dough balls on a prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes and up to 4 days.
  5. Heat oven to 350°. Lightly toss the chilled cookie dough balls in confectioners’ sugar and arrange on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating the position of the pans halfway through, until the cookies are cracked and puffed and just set around the edges, 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool on the sheets for 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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  1. These look absolutely delicious! I could go for some right now!
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  2. These look yummy! I’ve seen a red velvet version too!
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  3. Now these look like they would make me cheat on my new eating plan! Yum!
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  4. I LOVE making these. I normally make them during the holidays and they are a hit.
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  5. I totally loooove chocolate crinkle – will try this out.
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  6. Well it looks like I need to pick up some brown sugar! These look so good!
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  7. These are one of my fave cookies! Thank you for this recipe! Would love to try this one of these days.

  8. Send some my way! Those look absolutely yummy for dessert :)
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  9. These crinkle cookies look amazing! I love that the recipe calls for dark brown sugar. This looks like something I need to try!!
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  10. Ashley M says:

    My husband is at the store, I just had him pick up the ingredients. These look so good.

  11. Eliz Frank says:

    These look so delicious to eat and the shape is great for finger foods at a party. Yummy

  12. these sound so yummy. i love brownies but these look like a new twist
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  13. I’ve seen crinkle cookies around before but have never tried them out. These brownie ones sound amazing :)
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  14. My daughter loves baking cookies. She would really enjoy these and so will all the kids. Thanks for the recipe.
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  15. I think I’ve had these before and YUMMY!!!! They’re so yummy!!!
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  16. Those look amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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  17. oh–and now I’m hungry. I must make those…now. Thanks for sharing!
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  18. These look really good. How do you like the recipe plug in zip list? I just downloaded it for my new WP blog.
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  19. Oh my these look so great! I will make this next week for my daughters birthday. She’d love them
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  20. Those look like an amazing treat. They look so delicious
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  21. These look delicious! I love, love, love a good chocolate cookie!
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  22. That definitely looks like something I would like to make here.
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  23. These look delicious. As soon as I get my kitchen finished I will be trying these out with my new range.

  24. I’ve never tried brownie cookies before but these look really good. I don’t think I would be able to eat just one.
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  25. These look so good and seem so simple to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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  26. I make something similar but with hard to find ingredients. I want to try this!

  27. Those look delicious and sound pretty easy to make. I have a sweet tooth that is killer and am always looking for easy recipes for when I cave and need to make something.
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  28. They look great. I like that you little one helped. I am all into letting the little one in with me.
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  29. Oh my these look great. I will definitely be trying them
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  30. These look yummy. Almost like chocolate glazed donuts I get locally (kim)
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  31. Ok you had me at chocolate for sure. Must pin this for later.
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  32. I love this cookie! This would satisfy my chocolate craving.
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  33. I think chocolate in moderation is okay even if you are being healthy! I know I could not give it up completely. This treat looks so good – I love thick, fluffy cookies!
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  34. I have been craving something sweet this week, and I think I found what will cure this craving! These sound so delicious!
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  35. I’m craving chocolate right now. These look so good. I’m bookmarking for later.
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  36. Oh these certainly look yummy! I have never heard of them. I will have to make them with my kids!
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  37. I so love chocolate. I bet these are delicious!! Thank you for sharing them!!

  38. Angela S says:

    I make a similar chocolate crinkle cookie each year for Christmas. It’s always a favorite.

  39. My kids would love to help me make these. I bet they would love to help me eat them too!
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  40. These look soooo good! I love rich chocolate cookies and my two year old loves helping me cook! I think we’ll make these for when my husband comes home tonight!

  41. My Mom makes the chocolate crinkles every Christmas, and you are right, they don’t last long. They are definitely one of my favorites, and they freeze well too!
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  42. Those sound so delicious!! I’m a sucker for anything chocolate! :)
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  43. Oh Yummm…. I crave those sweets too, but because of candida, I never give in to my craving. I just end up eating a piece of fruit or something like that and wish I could eat a chocolate anything.
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  44. Oh yum! I love any kind of chocolate recipe! I’ll have to try these out with my daughter too.
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  45. Oh, YUM! These just look so delicious – pretty easy too!

  46. Oh my! These look just too good. I’m sure I’d be able to eat them all in one sitting, with a cold glass of milk. Thanks for the recipe.
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  47. What an easy “from scratch” dessert to make! They look delicious! I am sure all of the chocolate lovers in my family would love these.
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  48. These look so good! I make a very similar cookie around the holidays and they are always a hit!

  49. My mom used to make these when I was little. They are delish!
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  50. Oh, those look so good. My kids would gobble these down before they were cool!

  51. Aren’t crinkle cookies the best! They look great!
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  52. Those sound so good, I bet my boys would love them. I want to try to make them – need to find my cookie sheet, I am sure it is in a box somewhere hopefully I will unpack it today.
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  53. I’ve had these cookies before, but haven’t made them in years. I agree they are so yummy and it is impossible to have just one. My boys would LOVE these.
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  54. oh, we always make these at christmas. love. i dont’ know why only at christmas…but im’ sure my hips would be a lot wider with them all year!

  55. You had me at chocolate. I enjoy a good crinkle cookie!
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  56. I’m not really into brownies or chocolate, but I know brownie lovers would love this! I’m going to pin this on Pinterest, thanks!
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  57. OMG– You are killing me! I can’t believe this is only takes about 10 mins to prepare! So sharing this one! Thanks for posting the recipe! Yummy!

  58. You bake up a storm over there, huh? I totally wish I lived closer to you because I would be there mooching all the time 😉
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  59. I haven’t tried this recipe but LOVE brownies. Homemade is so much better too! Will have to give this one a taste test!!
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  60. these sound amazing!! I have pinned them and will be trying them out soon

  61. Not only do we share the same name but we also share the same love for chocolate.
    you made them look so good.