There are several ways to make these popular holiday cookies, but this recipe is the one my family has used for years. The dough tends to be a little on the stickier side (could it be all of that sugar?), but extra refrigeration helps it firm up.
Even though these cookies are a bit messy to put together, they’re always the first to go at any cookie exchange or holiday party.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Powdered sugar for coating
Add ingredients one at a time, stirring after each. Once baking powder is included, cover and place dough in refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours. Roll dough into balls and coat with powdered sugar.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake cookies for 12 minutes, place on a cooling rack. Once cool, store in an airtight container.