Crinkle-Top Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Crinkle-Top Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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When I baked these moist fudgy cookies for the first time, my three preschool children loved them! But I like them because they're lower in fat and easy to mix and bake. —Maria Groff of Ephrata, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

One cookie equals 84 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.


  1. In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips. Stir until smooth; set aside. In a small bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. Stir in melted chocolate.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture alternately with water. Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Crinkle-Top Chocolate Cookies in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p29

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Super easy and delicious. I used a cookie scoop to measure the balls and ended up with about 60 cookies instead of only 42 as the recipe indicated. Perfect for gift giving! these will be a favorite for sure."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"These **yummies** are a definite favorite of my family. I also make *oodles* of them to give as Christmas gifts from my kitchen. They cannot be beat!!"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"Very yummy!!! I can't believe they only have 2TB of butter in them."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"They turned out beautiful, very moist and chocolatey, A little too sweet for my taste, so I'll cut the sugar by 1/3rd, and not roll them in confectioner's sugar. This is a keeper - and so nice and low in fat!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"I told my chldren I had lost my crinkles recipe. The kids said it would not be the Christmas without them. Was very glad to see you had one. Thank you. They are the tops."

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