4.85 from 13 votes

Chocolate Christmas Crinkle Cookies

This recipe for Chocolate Christmas Crinkle Cookies is a festive twist on a traditional treat. These cookies are great for getting the kids involved in holiday baking.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas cookie recipe, christmas crinkle cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24 COOKIES
Calories 127 kcal
Author Erren


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted to remove lumps
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Christmas sprinkles to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F/170C

    Prepare 2 cookie sheets with baking paper

  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips on medium power in 30-second intervals until just melted.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. 

    In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Add melted chocolate and mix until combined. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix to combine well.

  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.

  5. Chill 20 minutes to 1 day (the longer you chill, the better the crinkle effect.

  6. Place ½ cup of the sprinkles onto a plate.  Roll the dough between your palms into 1 inch balls and roll into the sprinkles and place onto a prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 12-14 minutes.

  7. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

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Recipe Notes

  • Some larger sized sprinkles cause the cookies to flatten and ruin the cookies.  For best results, use small size sprinkles (as pictured).
  • Be sure to start with room temperature ingredients so the butter and egg mix together easier.
  • Cream the butter and sugar well.  Be sure to cream the butter and sugar long enough.  Cream until light and fluffy.  That said, over creaming will also affect the bake resulting in a cookie that can collapse.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Christmas Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.