5 Days of Baking With Kids

Aunt Michelle’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Aunt Michelle's Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Today, we’re sharing our absolute favorite cookie recipe.  A couple of Christmases, we visited our Wisconsin family, and were sent home with a variety of home made goodies. I’m talking tubs and tubs of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, etc.

In the midst of this sweet assortment, were the most delicious chocolate cookies.

As we devoured the tubs of goodies, on the long drive back to California, Rosie (baker-girl), requested the following recipe from her aunt Michelle.  I think it may be fair to say we’ve eaten close to our body weight of these cookies. Besides the fact that they are delicious, this recipe is also very kid friendly. The only thing I’m in charge of is taking them out of the oven. And eating them of course.


To make your own batch of Aunt Michelle’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies you’ll need:

2 cups of granulated sugar
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of cocoa powder
4 eggs (beaten)
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
small bowl of powdered sugar

Aunt Michelle's Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


  1. Combine granulated sugar and oil in a large bowl, add the cocoa powder and mix well.
  2. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt, then gradually add it to the cocoa mixture.
  4. Cover and refrigerate cookie dough for 2 to 3 hours; or until the dough is firm enough to handle.
  5. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Grease a cookie sheet, or line it with parchment paper.
  7. Shape the dough into one inch balls. Roll each ball in powdered sugar until completely coated.
  8. Place cookies in the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookie tops look like they are cracking. Let the cookies slightly cool on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack.
Once they have cooled completely, sprinkle with powdered sugar to taste and enjoy!
We hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do. If you decide to try this recipe, come back and let us know how it went.
Aunt Michelle's Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the recipes in our 5 days of Baking with Kids Series.
5 Days of Baking With Kids

What is your favorite cookie recipe?


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