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? Have 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


  1. Angel, if you don’t have vanilla essence then that is ok. Do not use vanilla powder.

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

  3. 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

  4. kareen says:

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

  5. 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..

  6. 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.. :(

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

  8. makes how many?

  9. 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!

  10. Monika says:

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

  11. jessica says:

    Mine became flat…why?

  12. 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.

  13. 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! :)

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

  15. 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

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

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

  18. 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..

  19. Christine says:

    What is the difference between granulated sugar and confectionery sugar?

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. leyden says:

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

  23. 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

  24. 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:)

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

  26. 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?

  27. 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!


  28. michaela says:

    what is granulated sugar?

  29. Gladys says:


    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





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