Chocolate crinkle cookies

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Chocolate crinkle cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies

This year we are introducing you to a few simple recipes for American Christmas cookies. The cookies match ours perfectly regional cuisine of the world. They are also easy to make. But they taste even better. That Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Betty crocker to be attributed is actually not correct. Many people don't know that Betty Crocker wasn't a real person. It was a trademark created by the American company General Mills in the 20s. The company used this to advertise a type of flour on radio shows. At that time, various actresses took on the role of Betty Crocker. The advertising figure became so well known that Fortune magazine even voted her the most popular woman after the first lady of the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt.



Where did the recipe come from?

The Chocolate Crinkles recipe is from Helen Fredell of St. Paul, Minnesota. The cookies appear for the first time in Betty Crocker's “Cooky Carnival”. It says, “When we went to see Mrs. Fred Fredell's in St. Paul, Minnesota, these cookies were so delicious we got the recipe. Thanks to her, thousands now enjoy these spicy cookies.” Attributing the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies to Betty Crocker is therefore only partially true.

The original crinkles were made from molasses. The recipe also included sugar, fat, eggs, molasses, flour, baking powder, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.

In our recipe we swap the fat for oil and the spices for cocoa. We use vanilla instead of molasses. Finally, we roll them in sugar.


Chocolate crinkles
Chocolate crinkles


Chocolate crinkle cookies


  • 200 g sugar
  • 60 g cocoa powder
  • 60 ml of vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TL vanilla extract
  • 130 g flour (405)
  • a teaspoon of baking powder
  • a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100 g icing sugar


Preparation of the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Mix the sugar with the cocoa. To this you add the oil, eggs and vanilla extract. You stir this until no more lumps form.

Then sift in the flour. Add baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix this with the mixer to form a smooth dough.

Then put the dough for the chocolate crinkles in the fridge for several hours. Then it can be processed better afterwards.

Heat the oven to 180 ° lower / upper heat and prepare two baking trays. Cover them with baking paper.

Then divide the chilled dough into piles with a teaspoon. Form balls from this and then roll them in powdered sugar.

Then place the dough balls on the trays with enough space between them. The dough will definitely spread during baking. You bake the cookies for 10 – 12 minutes.

Let them cool down a bit and pack them in an airtight container.



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Source: for the recipe we took inspiration from Janina von small culinary

Text: © Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Chocolate crinkle cookies

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.