Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

A while back my daughter asked me to make her some chocolate chip cookies. I do not make cookies often but my daughter begged so I gave in. I thought I had some left over chocolate chips but I was wrong. There were none. I did have a bar of cocoa so I decided to use it. The resulting cocoa cookies had deep crinkles that gave it a nice crunch. They were very tasty and they were the color of dark chocolate.

I have made these several times. And they are always a hit. I used a 100% cocoa bar. You could use cocoa powder if you do not have access to a bar. The better the quality of the cocoa the better the cookies will taste.

You will need
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup + 3 tbsp flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder or shavings
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp hot water

Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg. Add the vanilla and beat again. Fold in the dry ingredients. Finally add the hot water. Using a melon baller or a tbsp measure scoop out the batter and transfer to the baking sheet two inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will be very soft when baked. Let them cool on the sheet for a couple minutes before transferring them to a cooling tray. Let them cool completely before storing. Should keep for a couple of weeks.



  1. Looks good, Varada. The eggless version of these cookies is waiting for me but I just can't get to bake more chocolate this season :)

  2. Dangerously addictive cookies, i cant stop munching them if i bake some..

  3. These cookies are sure going to be a big hit with kids and adults alike.

  4. Would not be able to stop feasting on them.

  5. I want to eat them now .So addictive ..

  6. So sinful to look at Varada!..will surely enjoy an eggless version of this.

  7. Crinkle cookies always have that extra crunch that i look for and these look perfectly baked.


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