Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles are soft and fudgy chocolate cookies enclosed in confectioners or powdered sugar. A perfect holiday treat : these delightful cookies (baked with lots of love) are good christmas presents for friends or even a luscious christmas dessert to share with the entire family.

It’s good to save some time and money this holiday season. Instead of buying desserts and pastries from the bakeshop, why not make your own?┬áHave you finalized your Noche Buena dessert menu yet? Maybe you can include this in your list along with our Crema de Fruta, Leche Flan, and Maja Blanca.

Try this Chocolate Crinkles recipe. Let me know what you think.

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 pieces raw eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Cream the butter in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer
  2. Whisk the granulated sugar in and continue mixing for 2 minutes
  3. Add the cocoa powder and melted chocolate then mix again for a minute
  4. Put-in the eggs and vanilla essence then continue to mix until the texture becomes fluffy.
  5. Add-in the flour, salt, and baking powder then mix again until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  6. Cover the mixing bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours
  7. Remove the cover and scoop the mixture using 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon
  8. Roll the mixture using your palms until the shape becomes spherical
  9. Roll the chocolate balls over confectioners sugar until fully covered
  10. Arrange on a baking tray with wax paper (each ball should be 2-3 inches apart)
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the chocolate balls for 10 to 12 minutes
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool down
  13. Arrange in a serving platter then serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 8

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  1. hi kuya….thnx poh for sharing ur recipes….dto poh ako natoto..ask ko lng poh if ok lng ba na nde lagyan ng vanilla essence wla poh kc dto sa lugar ko…or pde vanilla powder nlng poh.? Please poh kindly suggest lutoin ko poh kc to this christmas..thnx alot poh…more power and God bless you.!

  2. grabe! ang kukulit ng mga taning dito, kuna anoang nkalagay yun ang gawin! kung hindi nyo alam ang sukat or ibig sabihin ng mga words bakit hindi mg google search! ano ba naman yan masyado naman katatamad nyo! kaya hindi kyo sinasagot eh kasi nakakainis mga tanong nyo! ano ba yan!

  3. Hello kuya, mag iiba po ba yung lasa ng crinkles pag hindi sifted yung flour? What would be the worst case scenario?

  4. hi, i tried this recipe for the first time yesterday and it turned out yummy :) thanks to you kuya…and oh btw..nice new lay out on your site ;) …more power to you..God Bless

  5. thanks kuya for adding this one, i really love chocolate i can do it myself….thanks once again ;)

  6. Normally po wat size po ng butter (in bar) ung 1/2cup softened. Thank u. Hope for ur swift response. Thank u nd more power..

  7. beajenesa says:

    kuya how many servings po b magagawa neto? if about same size s gwa po ninyo? ty ^.^

  8. hi pinkai pareho tayo anu kaya problema ng saten overnight ko pa sya nilagay sa ref ayaw tumigas then try ko pa din naging flat naman.. :(

  9. Love this site! thanks soooooo much for the recipes. The videos really help.

  10. makes how many?

  11. can’t find any powdered milk here in germany! >.< is there any alternative????!! pls pls pls,.i need help,.goin to make this later! thanks in advance!

    • sorry,.nagka mali ako,.sa pastillas de leche pa la yun! hahaha,… yang 2 kasi yung gagawin,.really sorry!

  12. pede po bang walanng vanilla essence??

  13. Thank you for this recipe, I made them for my Filipino husband and they turned out great, we loved them :-)

  14. puede bang d na lagyan ng melted chocolate..thanks..

  15. desertautumn says:

    pang-ilang servings po ung mga measurements?

  16. hellow po

    tatanong ko lang po sana kung ilan grams ung ounces na semi sweet chocolate chips tnx poh

  17. jessica says:

    Mine became flat…why?

  18. Len Yap says:

    Hi Sheryl, hope this helps, it’s also called powdered sugar. Lots of supermarkets carry it too under their name brand. They use it a lot for making icing for cakes and cupcakes.

  19. Len Yap says:

    Hi! First of all, let me thank you again for your dedication in sharing your talent to the pinoys all over the world (and to non-pinoys who have ventured your website).

    I tried this recipe today, turned out really yummy. I made them a little bigger so I had to bake them about 5 minutes longer but really turned out crunchy on the outside and really moist and chewy in the inside. My kids loved it. Thanks for the recipe! More recipes to come! :)

  20. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I baked this last New Year’s eve para may bilog-bilog sa mesa.. It turned out ok pero medyo dry, I baked it for 12 minutes, I’ll try next time for 10 minutes na lang..

    Thanks again and I’m always waiting for your new recipes..

  21. tried this one and gave it to my family and friends as Christmas present. They loved it! Thanks so much.

  22. hi,
    Thanks for your recipes online really helps. I have a question I tried your chocolate crinkles but it turns flat like cookies. I dint know what went wrong can you help me? I want to do it again but i want it perfect next time lol. I tried the pandesal din pala and it was successful and my daughter like it. My british husband is fond of my cooking your recipes really great help for me eventhough i know how to cook.

    thanks tina

  23. thanks sir vanjo sa recipe na ‘to..i baked this last Tuesday for my niece´╗┐ birthday, (first time ko magbake^_^) and she likes it :)

  24. Hi, this is my first time na magaask po ako about sa recipe nio and I hope u’ll answer asap if its ok…sa flour po ba, 2cups of sifted flour ba, or 2 cups flour, then sifted? Malaki po kac ang kaibahan diba? Thanks much hope na sana maanswer po ang question ko:)

  25. Thanks in panlasang Pinoy!!!! i know now how to bake choco crinkles..
    Thanks for that… i used it n my project!!!

  26. Hello po kuya,
    Have a blessed day…ask ko lang po if pede ko po bang gamitin ang vanilla powder instead of vanilla extract or vanilla essence?

    Tnx a lot po sa patuloy nyong pag popost ng mga lovely recipes sana hindi po kayo mag sawang gawin to dahil napakalaking tulong po sa mga katulad kng walang alam sa baking.

    Looking forward for cookies recipes for xmas…buhay po kayo God bless and more powers…

    Greetings from norway.

  27. hello! I’ve been an avid follower of Panlasang pinoy fr the very time I saw this. wishing that this will stay long. we are always looking forward to see & prepare your recipes. btw, w rgards to this recipe (choco crinkles), do i really need to use electric mixer? If I’ll use bare hands, would this mean that the ingredients will not be properly mix? thanks!! God bless..

  28. Christine says:

    What is the difference between granulated sugar and confectionery sugar?

  29. Troy Dino says:

    Ilang tao po ba ang ma-se-serve nung end-product ng mga Choco Crinkles.

  30. Hello po. thank you for sharing your recipe po

    Can I use self raising flour instead of regular flour & baking powder po?

    Thank you po

  31. Its more on the state, arnelia. Vanilla extract and even vanilla essence are in liquid form while vanilla powder is the pulverized version. They have different uses depending on the ingredients that they are with.

  32. thanks for this recipe.. this is my favorite! =) i even shared it with my friends… =) keep it up “panlasang pinoy”! =)

  33. hi. what’s wrong with my connection? hindi ko po kasi makita ung exact measurement for chocolate crinkles.

  34. good day po,..ask ko lang ganu po tumatagal ang crinkle bago masira?…balak ko po kase na mag business..thanks po and more power..God bless..

  35. Hi, I have a question.

    How do I make it fudgier and round? Coz mine ended up a bit flat and a little dry, looking more like cookies.

    I followed your steps except the baking chocolate chips and the temperature:

    – I used Ghana milk chocolate instead.
    – And I didn’t have an electric mixer so I just mixed it manually.
    – I also set the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius instead of 176 (equivalent to 350 degrees Fahrenheit) and baked it around 10-12 minutes since I can’t get my oven to set to exactly 176. I also tried 170 degrees in 15 minutes.

    But overall it tasted really good. I just want to make it a lot like the real round, fudge-like crinkles.

    I love your recipes by the way. Thank you very much for sharing!

    May from Japan

  36. jam (UK) says:

    Ate, Confectioner sugar is the same as icing sugar…I suggest that you use Caster sugar rather than the granulatesd sugar coz the latter one is a bit grainy, then confectioner sugar for the outer layer:)

  37. Joy, it will be better if you use Vanilla extract. Hope this helps.

  38. Marionne says:

    I was wondering if I could just add all the dry ingredients together and then mix it with the wet ingredients. Or is it important to incorporate the dry ingredients one at a time?

  39. hello! thanks for sharing your recipes. ok lang ba kung alang vanilla essence or would it alter the taste? i would like to try it tonight since i have all the ingredients except the vanilla.

    thanks again and more recipes please!


  40. michaela says:

    what is granulated sugar?

  41. hi kuya,
    kuya thank you sa bago mong recipe, ok lang bang di gumamit ng electric mixer? ok lang din bang ordinary chicolate chips ang gamitin ko?
    thanks for sharing!!!!! god bless you always…….

  42. Hello

    I’ve tried most of ‘ur recipe…(well nearly all of it!) hahahaha
    And they’re very very yummy I made pinanyahang manok last night & yema…yummmm….yummmm





  43. yuumm

  44. rowena kanoko says:

    kuya thanks again sa new recipe ask kolang ilang grams ba ang 4ounces ng chocolate? diko kc alam pag ounces ang sukat.he he he…tao lang po.