Snow-Capped Cocoa Crinkles

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins

Take a break from all of those complex and time-consuming Christmas cookies to bake up these simple, yet delicious treats! No one will ever guess that they started from a refrigerated cookie dough! From Pillsbury.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 12 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 12 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons red sugar
  • 4 teaspoons green sugar


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, break up the cookie dough.
  3. Stir or knead in cocoa and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Divide dough in half; wrap each in plastic wrap. Freeze 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar and both red and green sugars; set aside.
  6. Shape half of the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining half of the dough.
  7. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set.
  8. Immediately remove from cookie sheets and roll in red and green powdered sugar mixture; place on wire racks to cool.


Most Helpful

These cookies are delicious! I make them mostly at Christmastime, but I have changed the color of the sugars for different times of the year. Our kids LOVE them--eating them and helping to roll them in the sugar. These are always a big hit.

My3Monkeys December 13, 2010

These are delicious and easy. They taste like brownies. My sons just love them. You're right, no one will know they start with a refrigerated cookie mix!

Lainey6605 November 09, 2008

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