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Crinkle-Top Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Crinkle-Top Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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


  • 2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large 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


  • 1. In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips. Stir until smooth; set aside. Beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. Stir in melted chocolate.
  • 2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture alternately with water. Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Refrigerate, covered, until easy to handle, about 2 hours.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 85 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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fnstlug User ID: 3658849 259660
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2017

"I used a combo Ghirardelli bittersweet and Nestle chocolate chips and put a Hug in the middle. They came out delicious and were gone super fast. I going to have to make a double batch next year!"

Dottie 63 User ID: 5691979 239384
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."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 56796
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!!"

motherfor3 User ID: 5762470 81207
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

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

tamarachronister User ID: 1908061 38788
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!!!"

wandairby User ID: 5336326 74353
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."

digbugsgirl User ID: 1242416 38775
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2009

"These cookies were very rich, but the next day they kind of had a staleness to them."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 38774
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2008

"Delicious! and so pretty!"

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