12 Days of Christmas-Chocolate Crinkles

I used to make these as a kid and I called them “molten lava cookies”. They are cool to watch bake in the oven as they transform from a round ball to a flattened cookie with great cracks and crevices. Not only do they look good but they taste divine with their fudgy brownie like interior. I have not made these for so many years and so happy I did again this year.

These cookies make such a pretty show to any cookie platter or box. They are easy to make too!!

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12 Days of Christmas-Chocolate Crinkles
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6 dozen
A fudgy brownie like cookie!!
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  1. Mix oil, chocolate and sugar together in a bowl of a standup mixer with a paddle attachment. Add eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Add vanilla. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together and add to the oil mixture in two additions. Chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat oven to 350F. Taking a teaspoon of the dough roll it into a ball and then roll into the icing sugar. Place 2" apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 min. Do not over bake.

Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book

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  1. says

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. My mom used to make one similar when I was growing up and I’ve been looking everywhere for the recipe. I can’t wait to make these. Have a great weekend :)


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