Oh. Em. Gee. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

These melt in your mouth, decadent, rich, chewy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are heavenly. They are divine. They are life changing. They are so good they should be illegal.

As you can see from the name of this recipe, these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies were created by a dear friend, a most amazing human who goes by the name of Rochel. She and I used to work together a few years back and we got along so famously that I was utterly miserable when she left me (I mean, when she left work) to pursue a new life and an amazing career in New York.

Pffft. I mean, who needs the bright lights of New York when you can have the bright lights of Melbourne? Obviously I am still a little bitter about her decision to leave me (I mean work), even after a few years have passed.

Now Rochel used to eat different and sometimes rather random sounding foods, and in our Monday catchup’s at work I would always pick her brain about what she ate over the weekend and how she had made it. Everything she had created with or for her family sounded stupendously delish.

Then one magical rainy day, it happened.

Out of the kindness of her gloriously gorgeous heart, she brought in a plate of cookies for the small team in our office as a treat. God, those cookies. Those cookies were so absurdly good that I had to immediately get the recipe off her and make a batch and eat them straight away on my own as they were too good to share.

And from then on, anytime I have been asked to bring a plate of something, I make those same Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. They are always a hit and quite frankly always make me look fantastic just for bringing them.

I held the recipe for those magnificent cookies close to my chest, almost as though they were my own. I treasured that recipe like it was a final lifeline that would help me win jeopardy. Or like it was my own secret and coveted family recipe, one that if revealed to those outside of the family, would cause me to be cast out and banished from Christmas functions forever more.

Considering it was never my recipe to begin with, I may have been a touch dramatic and overprotective. Yes. I wanted the glory for myself.

However you will see why after you make them. And here they are. In all of their gloriousness.

You can thank me once you have made them.

Rochel’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (c) mummalifelovebaby


1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups white all purpose flour

2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup of vegetable oil

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Icing Sugar to coat cookies before cooking

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Stuff you will need:

2 Mixing Bowls

1 additional bowl for Icing Sugar

Spoon for mixing

Measuring cups – 1/2 cup, 1 cup

Measuring Spoons – 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon

Baking Tray

Baking Paper

Your hungry belly


1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees

2. Line a cookie tray with baking paper

3. Mix together the cocoa, sugar and oil in a large bowl

4. Beat the eggs into the cocoa mixture one at a time, then stir in the vanilla

5. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in second bowl. Once combined, stir it into the cocoa mixture.

6. Cover the dough and let it chill for 2-4 hours in the fridge.

7. Take approximately a tablespoon of dough, and roll into a small ball with your hands

8. Cover the ball with icing sugar

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until the mixture is gone.

10. Place each cookie on the baking tray, leaving approximately 8-10cms in between each cookie as they flatten, spread out and “crinkle” as they cook.

11. Bake for 10 minutes

12. Remove from oven, and allow to cool before you remove from tray.

13. Eat like you have never eaten cookies before. Don’t save any for anyone else. Don’t be stupid.

Now, as a side note, these cookies will harden up a little once you have taken them out of the oven, so make sure that you don’t over cook them looking for a crispy edge because the magic will happen during the cooling process!

Also when they are softer, they are lovely and chewy, and ridiculously decadent. Drool.

Good luck everyone, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And as often as I do.

I am off to make (and eat) another batch right now!




Will you make these cookies yourself? Let me know what you think of the recipe once you have!! 

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