Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. Mix sugar, cocoa, and oil together in a bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll or scoop chilled dough into 1-inch balls and coat each ball in confectioners’ sugar. Place 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with remaining dough.