Chocolate Crinkle Cookies-Snow Cookies

I’m not sure if most families leave the same cookie for Santa each year, but we do.  We leave him Snow Cookies.  I know other people call them Crinkle Cookies, but not us; to us they are snow cookies because of the powdered sugar on the outside.

We have put out these cookies for Santa ever since I can remember.  They are one of my all time favorite cookies and we usually only make them in December.

My first memory of eating these cookies goes back to when I was probably in 2nd grade, my mom made them for my piano recital and I fell in love. My mom made them every Christmas and we would leave them out for Santa and give them to neighbors in a cookie tin.  My junior high math teacher Mr. Lesuma loved them so much and we continued to take them to him for years after and even after we were married.  I think my mom still makes them the best.  Even though I have been making them for 17 years on my own, hers still taste better and it’s the same recipe.  Isn’t that funny how that works out?

I love brownies and these cookies kind of remind me of them.  They are fudge and chewy on the inside and a little crispy on the outside. After you roll the dough balls in powdered sugar they bake up and make beautiful crinkles on the outside.

Just a reminder, when making these cookies, be sure not to over bake them, they should look a underbaked in the center. Once you take them out of the oven and they will continue to bake and the centers will harden a little.

I hope you add this cookie to your Santa plate this year.  I know he will love them.

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside. In a large bowl with hand mixer or standing mixer with paddle attachment mix oil, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs one at a time mixing after each one. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  2. Put plastic wrap over dough touching the dough so it doesn't dry out. Chill dough in refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Put powdered sugar into a small bowl. Scoop dough with a cookie scoop and roll into balls. Roll dough balls and coat them with powdered sugar and place on cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on tray before moving to cooling rack. Enjoy!
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Recipe from my moms recipe box and adapted from here.


  1. These look so yummy! My boyfriend would love these 🙂


      I am sure he will. They are a favorite!

  2. These cookies look so delicious! I still need to make some cookies for a get together and I think I’m going to try these 🙂


      Please do! They are delicious. Have fun.

  3. Yum! These look amazing!


      Thanks! They sure are delicious.

  4. I love the look of these for the holidays! They look delicious 🙂

    xx nicole


      Thanks! They are a fun holiday cookie.

  5. My mouth is watering!! Seriously need to try making this recipe–maybe I’ll make them for NYE!

  6. ruthieridley

    These look delicious!!!


      They are super good!

  7. I’ve been looking for a good crinkle cookie recipe, so I will have to give this one a try!


      Thanks Amber! I hope you like them.

  8. Congratulations! I love the pictures and also the recipe, I will let you know when I make these 🙂


      Thanks! Please do. Enjoy

  9. These look positively to die for! I’ve never made any like this so I’m definitely adding it to my list.


      Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy them.

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