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Chocolate Crinkle-Top Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle-Top Cookies
Makes:
36 cookies (3 dozen)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
55
minutes
based on
123 reviews
Pretty and delicious, Chocolate Crinkle-Top Cookies split slightly when baking, giving them their distinctive 'crinkle-top' appearance. Tender and chocolaty--a superb cookie.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in remaining 1 cup morsels. Cover; refrigerate just until firm.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Jeanne Glenn from Brentwood, CA

    I've made chocolate crinkles before, but this recipe takes it's place. Crispie on the outside and soft and yummy on the inside.I love to bake but don't want it around the house, so I take them to work. They said they were soooooo good. Everyone that loves chocolate will love these. It's a keeper.

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    so yum!

    Janell Gamble from Lagrange, Ga

    These cookies are a favorite of my family! They are easy to make and make it look like you are a master baker! We bake them every Christmas and give out as presents. We have special requests for them year round though ;) They are very pretty and fun to make with the kiddos. Super soft in the middle, sweet on the top levels out the bitterness of the semi-sweet chocolate. Great texture. Rave reviews!

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    Chocolate Crinkle Top Cookies

    GRACE BOHR from Anamosa, IA

    This recipe is so easy to make and the cookies are delicious, especially if you love chocolate! They are one of my family's favorites.

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    Neighborhood Favorite

    Mardi Lopez from Hendersonville, NC

    I just recently tried these out and they were great! These little cookies are full of chocolate flavor and fudgy brownie consistency. I've made 3 batches of these in less than 2 weeks!! Be careful not to overbake - the cracked centers should still look moist when you remove from oven. Also, make sure to dust your hands in confectioners sugar before rolling the balls or the dough will stick to your hands and create quite a mess.

  •  Star(s)

    Better than Grandma's Crinkles!

    Lindsey A from

    My step-dad's mother is the stereotypical WONDERFUL baker. When I made these crinkles and my step-dad said they were very good competition to his mother's, I was floored! They turned out perfectly, the cracks and all. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME BRAGGING RIGHTS! :)

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    Great Recipe

    Zenaida Arroyo from BERWYN, IL

    Loved this recipe. Cookies had a great chocolate taste.

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    chocolate crinkle cookies

    yvonne yerrick from UNIONTOWN, OH

    These cookies are excellent! If you like brownies you will love these. I do not add the remaining chocolate chips and they are still wonderful.

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    New Family Favorite!

    Robin Evans from ROSEVILLE, CA

    Every Christmas I make the same cookies, so this year I decided to add a couple of new ones. This one turned out to be the biggest hit, not only with my husband, but with his mom, which is a great compliment. She requested the recipe, which I am emailing her, along with this website info, so she can enjoy all the wonderful recipes, too! My only suggestion is to double this recipe, as it was gone all too quickly!

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    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    Debbie Criswell from BROWNS VALLEY, CA

    I made these for a cookie exchange. Everyone loved them. This is a keeper.

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    Choc. crinkle-top cookies

    Dawn Williams from MANHEIM, PA

    These cookies are so moist and delicious! I used to eat these growing up, but never made them myself. It's a real treat. They're easy to make,too. My family loves them.

  •  Star(s)

    AWESOME TREAT

    christina swistak from ALTO, NM

    I made this recipe for a school bake sale and they were sold out in less than 30 minutes. The kids just loved them! This is easy to make and great for anytime of the year!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate crinkle cookies

    Melanie Buckner from Licking, MO

    This is an easy cookie to make,especially if you like chocolate. I make this cookie every year. It even looks festive without a lot of decoration.Have for about 6 years. I started a new job in 2001. That first Christmas party I didn't take anything. That next year, I wanted to bring something.But I didn't want to do sugar or choc chip. I got on the internet, and found this recipe. I made them and took them to the christmas party. A woman I worked with came in and started crying when she seen the cookies. I asked if she was ok, and she said that those cookies were chocolate crinkle cookies. I asked her how she knew. She said that her mom had made them for her and her siblings for christmas every year. But her mother died that September. So she wasn't going to get any that year.Now every year I make and send her some.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious & easy!

    Susan Fennelly from Whitmore Lake, MI

    These are super easy to make and taste like little brownies! I'll definitely make these again. Tip: I used a 1-inch scoop to make same size cookies.

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    chocolate crinkle top cookies

    ramya sola from SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH

    this is going to be a sure hit this christmas.everyone in my family loves them.

  •  Star(s)

    Love these

    Jennifer Burns from COOS BAY, OR

    We love to eat these around Christmas time.

  •  Star(s)

    chocolatey!!!!

    jessica doman from KINGWOOD, WV

    I first found a recipe similar to this in an old cookbook..It's good and chocolatey...Can't wait to try this one!!!!

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    yum!

    Angela A. from GLENDALE, AZ

    These have a rich chocolate taste; I added 1/4 tsp peppermint extract & they came out delicious. However, most of the powdered sugar melted into the cookies while baking, so for the next batch I just sprinkled it on top while they were cooling (looks better & still tastes great!).

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Crinkltop cookies

    Barbara Schaeffer from MARION, SC

    The dough was rather sticky when making into balls. But the end result was worth it. One of the best chocolate cookes I have tried. Took them to Coffee Hour at the church and they were gone in a twinkling. Great recipe

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    very good

    Lorinda Rosa from ARKVILLE, NY

    These were easy to make and every one loves them.

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    soooooooo tasty!

    connie page from HOLLAND, MI

    These were so easy to make and taste soooooooooo good! these will be a permanent addition to my recipe box and christmas cookie list! Very chocolaty, crisp and light. Excellent taste!

  •  Star(s)

    delicious

    PATTI RUBIO from AVON, IN

    These are so yummy! I enjoy baking several types of cookies especially at Holiday time. These look so pretty on a platter with a variey of others. To my grandchildren the crinkle top appears like magic.

  •  Star(s)

    chocolated crinkle top cookies

    Maryann O'Neill from COATESVILLE, PA

    This recipe was deliouse and it was great tasting to.

  •  Star(s)

    easy and fancy all in one!

    Teresa Wilson from VALHALLA, NY

    We love to make these at the holidays because they look so fancy but are simple to make. My kids love making gifts for their teachers with these cookies in a mug or bag! They are also great because you can make the batter and then refrigerate it and bake them later!!

  •  Star(s)

    Very Easy

    Candace Bloemendaal from west jefferson, NC

    These are great cookies to make and don't worry about messing up, they still look and taste great. I put all different kinds of candy on top just after they come out of the oven.

  •  Star(s)

    Lost and Found

    Angie Bosse from LYNCHBURG, VA

    I have been looking for this cookie recipe for about 9 years now. I origionaly found it on a chocolate chip bag when I was in high school and cut it off and made it for my family. My brothers and their friends could not get enough of them. When I moved off to college and my parents moved, it fell out of the cookbook I stuck it in and got lost in the shuffle. Also, I couldn't remember what kind of chocolate chips the recipe was on. Now that I found it again my husband and our boys can't get enough of them. THANKS for helping me find it again!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Spectacularly Satisfying!

    Stacey Rudolph from DAYTON, OH

    I have made these so many times because they really fill the chocolate craving completely. They are beautiful and I like making the dough in advance when I am preparing for an event because I can bake them when I'm ready to. This is a must try recipe for anyone who likes chocolate!

  •  Star(s)

    Decadent

    Andrea Robinson from APPLE VALLEY, CA

    These cookies are so rich and the chips are so creamy when you bite into them. These are my li'l sis's favorite cookie. We all love them.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Crinkle-top Cookies

    trish gregg from Belgrade, MO

    I've made a recipe similar to this for over 30 years - using cocoa and oil, but I believe this one is even better. The cookies are so moist and by using the chocolate morsels they have a more chocolate flavor - yummy! I'll be baking these for my Christmas cookie platter for sure.

  •  Star(s)

    a favorite!!

    KELLI WHITE from GARLAND, TX

    I make these cookies every year now for goodie baskets to give to family and friends. I have been told they are a must at Christmas.

  •  Star(s)

    very good cookies

    ginger coleman from

    These cookies are the best. They have been a hit with my family for the last two years at the holidays and I am making them again this year, only I will have to make more this year because they went so fast last year. They are a big hit.

  •  Star(s)

    chocolate crinkle-top cookies

    Jeanne Meeder from Girard, PA

    This is a family favorite. I used to make a version of this with chocobake. This is even better.

  •  Star(s)

    Grandmas Old Recipe

    Angela Hinders from Brandon Fl.

    I'm 33 now (wow I'm getting old!!!) and my Grandma used to make these cookies at X-mas time when I was little and they were my favorite. I have been looking for this recipe for a long time I am so glad I found it. It's just like Grandma used to make. Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Crinkle-Top Cookies

    Kim Heinz from Knoxville, TN

    As long as you follow the directions, these cookies are WONDERFUL. I usually don't like recipes that take more than one bowl, but these have made a big hit with family, friends and co-workers! Everyone wants the recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    YUMMY!!!

    Margie from Holyoke, MA

    These cookies were so good and so easy to make. My three year old twin girls helped me make them and we had a blast rolling them in the powdered sugar. I made them for our Mother's of Twins cookies swap. They tasted so great that I had a hard time getting the platter out the door from my husband and three girls. Sure to be a cookies favorite in every household. Have lots of milk on hand! Thanks for another great recipe idea!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Crinkle-top Cookies

    DEBBIE JAMES from DE GRAFF, OH

    I have been looking for this recipe! My sister-in-law gave such a recipe to my sister. These are moist & easy to make. My only question is: Why wait til the holidays to make?!?

  •  Star(s)

    Simply The Best

    Helen Roady from Aurora, CO

    My mom has always made these for Christmas and they are the very first to be eaten. They're simple but classy. They're SIMPLY THE BEST!

  •  Star(s)

    really good cookies

    HOLLY TRANTER from HOOKSTOWN, PA

    I do a lot of baking and take it to work for the girls I work with and these cookies were so easy and really a hit with them.

  •  Star(s)

    Great To Make With Kids

    Christine Christensen from Waterville, ME

    These cookies were so much fun to make! My daughter helped roll them into balls and also rolled them in the powder sugar! Fun Fun Fun!

  •  Star(s)

    yummy

    Michelle Lanzillotti from SOUDERTON, PA

    I made the chocolate crinkle-top cookies to take to an open house party, so I asked my husband (he tastes everything for me and is honest in his opinion) to try one. He is not a chocoloate lover, but he said these coolies were reeeaally good! They were so easy to make, and if you make them a little smaller than called for, they yeild a plentiful amount. They will be added to my holiday baking regiment.

  •  Star(s)

    So quick and easy!

    Elizabeth Pannabecker from Corsicana, TX

    We live in the country so were too far to run to a store for after dinner dessert cravings. I especialy love that you can make such a cookie with very commen pantry items. This is immediately going into our family recipe box for sharing with others.

  •  Star(s)

    Choolate Crinkle top Cookies

    Janese Rosevelt from WHITE LAKE, MI

    These are not only a good cookie, but they are excellent for gift giving, and for a table w/ a variety of goodies!!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Tasty

    Cynthia Reville from Northfield, OH

    This was a wonderful recipe. It was very easy and they don't dry out like a lot of Chocolate Crinkle cookies do. Everyone loved them! I highly recommend this recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    CHOCOLATE CRINKLE-TOP COOKIES

    THERESA PARENTEAU from DAYTON, ME

    This is a very easy cookie to make, and they come out good every time. My children love them, but the way they like them best is with vanilla froven yogert between two cookies.

  •  Star(s)

    chocolate crinkle-top cookies

    Mary Mungons from Toledo, OH

    These chocolate cookies to which I added walnuts are one of the most delicious cookies I have even made. Friends are asking for the recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    These are good.

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    These cookies were good, not my favorite, but good.

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    Chocolate Crinkle-top Cookies

    Nicole Hess from Manheim, PA

    These cookies are very messy to eat, but they are very good. They are not too difficult to make and look very nice to serve.

  •  Star(s)

    Crinkle Cookie

    JJ Powers from SUGAR LAND, TX

    This is a well loved cookie in my house as well as a wonderful gift giving cookie.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    Rochelle R from San Leandro, CA

    I went with the chewie cookie recipe and kept out the nuts. My family loved them and I'll be making them again this weekend!

  •  Star(s)

    chocalete crinkles

    nadine guillen from YUMA, AZ

    always my kids favoritw during the holidays

  •  Star(s)

    Cookies

    tammy BAILEY from kutztown, PA

    These cookies are awsome ,,I made 5 batches of them for christmas ,and very easy to make . I make them every year for the holidays

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36 

  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 45
  • Total Fat: 5g (8% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (6% of DV)
  • Sodium: 55mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 17g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Crinkle-Top Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

 

Directions

MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in remaining 1 cup morsels. Cover; refrigerate just until firm.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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