Chocolate Snowflake Cookies (Chocolate Crinkles / Crackles)

"This makes A LOT of cookies, perfect for gift-giving."
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
8 dozen




  • Combine sugar, oil, and melted chocolate in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add about one-fourth of dry mixture at a time to chocolate mixture, mixing after each addition.
  • Cover and let chill at least 2 hours.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in powdered sugar.
  • Place cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F.
  • for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Cool on wire racks.

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  1. I halved this recipe and made it today. It was well enjoyed by all of us at home and I plan on making it again on 24th October this year, it being my mom and dad's 25th Wedding Anniversary! Today being the most 'SPECIAL' day of my life(as I met my BF on this day on ICQ on the internet for the very first time at 8pm on today's day, exactly 4 years back), I'd saved this recipe right from the moment you posted it just for TODAY! Thank You, Mirj! This is indeed what I'll give him to eat when he returns home back to tie the knot! This will be the 'perfect' shot at his stomach! This recipe indeed, IMHO, justifies the saying, "The way to every man's heart is through his stomach!".
  2. This recipe is pretty easy to make and the cookies look very nice. They taste even better. Everyone I've shared them with has loved them.
  3. I thought that they were great and so did my family and my kids hardly ever eat sweets and well they ate these cookies right up
  4. Really great cookie and fairly easy to make. Great Chocolate Flavor. Looks great on a cookie platter for the Holidays! Thanks!
  5. Well...made them AGAIN this year...brought them to work twice!!! they are a definite hit no matter where I take them...I really enjoy people's first reaction when they see them. I didn't have any chocolate ...I used 12 tablespoons of cocoa and 3 tablespoons of oil which is the equivilant...(for those who don't know)...I think that is going to be my preferred way...the cocoa will not sit on my shelf forever and it is less expensive than the squares! I don't know about any one else...but I needed way more powdered sugar than 3/4 cup...this is now one of MY "keeper" recipes!!!


  1. This was always a Christmas favorite in our house. My Mom's been baking these for well over 50 years. It's a keeper and I'm happy that it's on this site. I've been making them with peppermint extract instead of vanilla. Yum!


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