**Chocolate Crinkle Cookies** are a classic, especially at the holiday time. Adding white chocolate chips to them makes them extra special!

Is your holiday baking done? Yesterday was our annual Cookie/Candy Making Day.

My mom and girls joined in the fun with a couple of neighbors too!

One of the cookies I like to make every year but I can never seem to find the recipe for is Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. For some reason it is not in my binder of favorite recipes and it is not on the blog. I have to go searching every year! This year I found the recipe on Host a Cookie Party site and decided it was going on the blog!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a pretty traditional Christmas cookie. This version is dressed up with some white chocolate chips thus making them Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. I think white chocolate chips make everything better. Of course, you could always use semi sweet or milk chocolate chips too. I used mini chips but regular size will do too. The trick to making these chocolate cookies crinkle is to roll them in sugar before baking.

The first step is to roll them in granulated sugar.

And then roll them in powdered sugar!

Place them on a cookie sheet and they are ready to bake!

Err on the side of under cooked with these cookies. Bake them a minute less than you think they need. That way you will have a crisp edge and they will still be nice and chewy in the middle.

I like to give them an extra dusting of powdered sugar when they come out of the oven to make them a little prettier.

Of course a glass of ice cold milk is required with these cookies or with any cookies!

Do you have a favorite, traditional cookie you have to make every holiday?

Now for the fun party – the giveaway! Today’s giveaway is sponsored by the J.M. Smucker family who makes lots of your favorite foods! Today they are giving away a fun Cookie Party Pack including that darling chalkboard you see in the photo below.

*Cookie Party Pack*: ARV: $150

- A variety ofSmucker products–
**Crisco, Folgers, Eagle Brand, Jif, Pillsbury and Hungry Jack** - $25 Visa gift card
- Framed chalkboard menu & chalk – great for cookie party decorations!
- Assorted gift boxes, bags, baker’s twine & ribbons for wrapping up your cookies!

To enter the giveaway leave a comment and let me know what cookies from the Host a Cookie Party site you are going to make! Giveaway is open until Friday, December 21st at midnight.

And now for the recipe:

Enjoy!

## Leigh Anne

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- 1¼ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 stick Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
- OR 1 cup Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅔ cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ cup powdered sugar

- BEAT brown sugar, shortening and vanilla in large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; beat until fluffy.
- STIR together flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to shortening mixture, beating at medium speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill 3 hours.
- HEAT oven to 375ºF. Shape dough into 1¼-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar, then in powdered sugar to coat completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
- BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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Those chocolate-mint brownie cookies look amazing! I’d probably start with those!

I like the chocolate chip treasure cookies – perfect for my three little pirate boys.

I just looked at this cookie party website yesterday and it is super great. I want to make the chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies. They are beautiful! Looks like you had a fun cookie party yourself!!

We stick to the classic sugar cookies around here. My girls love cutting the shapes out with the cookie cutters and decorating them!

Cocoa scotch delights

I’m liking the Italian Lemon Drop Cookies. They look divine.

I would start with the Italian Lemon Drop Cookies….

Chocolate crackled cookies, because they look just like the choco crinkled we made as a kid 😉

The pumpkin cream cheese cookie for sure! They all look delicious!

definitely the black forest oatmeal cookies!….look amazing…

Chocolate Crackled Cookies… they all look so good!

Those Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies look right up my alley! I love anything with a gooey center!

Those Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookies look perfect. I’m a sucker for anything with peanut butter and chocolate.

There are quite a few cookies I will make … of course a sugar cookie, along with the classic molasses. I also love the cracked chocolate cookie …. so many cookies – so little time!

Thank you for the giveaway!

I am making the chocolate crinkle cookies WITH the white chocolate chips! 🙂

All the cookies look so good! I am going to try and make the Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Cookies!

the choco scotch delights are calling my name

The Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Cookies look yummy! I’ll be making those!

The Chewy Brownie cookies sound superb.

I looked at their site and there are so many cookies that look delicious. I am going to try your Chocolate Crinkle Cookies first. Looking for an excellent sugar cookie recipe for the cookbook I am making for my son and his unit, can’t find the recipe that I had used as each month I sent different cookies, but noticed they had a sugar cookie recipe on the site, so that would be the one I would try next. Love anything chocolate though.

Fudge Meltaways our Christmas tradition

The peanut butter brownie cookies sound amazing! I would make them.

Classic Molasses Cookies! Love them.

OOoh, don’t see a cookie that doesn’t look delectable, edible, and downright mouthwatering! If I had to choose, sugar cookie is the classic for me although chocolate crinkle is tempting too. YUMMY, my tummy is getting very Santa-ish in shape.

I’m gonna go with the traditional sugar cookie, but those frosted sugar cookies look fantastic!

The almond tea cookies are a favorite of mine and I’m going to try this recipe!

Wow! I am truly BLESSED to win this giveaway. Finances have been tight, and this gift certificate will be put to GOOD use. 🙂

I’ll email you my contact info.

Thanks,

Laurel

mama of 12

The Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Cookies sound good. I love Pumpkin Bars and Muffins, but haven’t tried Pumpkin Cookies before.

Laurel 🙂

I will definitely be making the Snowball cookies! They are my absolute favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

Chocolate crackled cookies!

How many cookies does the recipe make? Thank you

about 3 dozen

Almond tea cookies are so Christmas.

Definitely the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies! You can’t beat a classic. Perfect for Santa!! Happy everything, everyone!

On my “to bake” list is the chocolate carament thumbprints, brown sugar cookies, grandpa would have loved them cookies, and the oatmeal carmelitas. I am sure the others will get baked too sometime after the holidays 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

Going to try the Peanut Butter Brownie, nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter.

ooooo jam-filled snowballs… a must a MUST! thanks for the chance to win.. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Loved them all. I’m making the chocolate crinkles to go in the ward Christmas baskets.

I think the chocolate crinkle cookies look fabulous. I will give them a try.

Molasses Cookies are my favorite at Christmastime. Those are at the top of my list. My husband’s favorite is sugar cookies, so that has to be there too!

Anything with chocolate and raspberries in it, I’ve gotta try. I’m heading to the grocery store as soon as I get off work and I’ll be buying the ingredients to make chocolate raspberry treats. Sounds absolutely delicious!!

I’m actually making the Peppermint Dipped Chocolate cookies today!!!

I think I will start with sugar cookies…

I will make the chocolate cookies, cause anything chocolate that’s dipped in chocolate is for me!

I want to make the Snowball Cookies!

Those look amazing and your photographs are so beautiful. I would love it if you would link these delicious cookies to our Cookies for Santa Virtual Cookbook here:

http://kindredlive.com/cookies-for-santa-virtual-holiday-cookbook-recipes-blog-hop/

Thanks for the recipe!

The peanut butter brownie cookies look amazing!

I’m going to make the Italian lemon drop cookies for sure! I lOVE anything lemon!

peppermint dipped chocolate cookies! YUM!

The Brown Sugar Cookies look like a tasty twist to the regular sugar cookie!

I love anything with brown sugar, so I’ll try the simple brown sugar cookies. Yum!

The molasses cookies. Yum!!

Classic sugar cookies! They are so beautiful and I can’t wait to eat one!!

It has to be the Italian Lemon Drops (they remind me of my darling grandma)!

These look delicious! Ad I’d want to try the chocolate mint cookies from the host a cookie party site 🙂

I would make Swedish Almond Spritz Cookies!!!

I want to make the Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies!

I want to make the Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip!

I would like to try the strawberry angel cookies. They look pretty and tasty!

The Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies look so tasty!

The chocolate mint brownie cookies look delicious!

The Peanut Butter Brownie ones sound delightful!

I will definitely be trying these chocolate crinkle cookies, and your photography is beautiful!

The Choclate Crackled Cookies look good!

Harvest Apple Streusel Squares. Definitely. Right now, in fact.

I am going to make Chocolate Crinkles and add chocolate chips….that reck

Pie is my husband’s fav. Great blog site!

I’ve already made several of these but I’m interested in the Italian lemon cookies because I have 3 lemon trees that are overflowing!!

Sugar cookies, for sure!!!!

I’d like to make Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies

I’m going to try the molasses cookies. YUM!

I actually made cookies tonight. I’d love to try the classic molasses cookies . MY favorite.

I want to try the Chocolate Crackled Cookies, too! Can’t have too much chocolate!

I want to try the chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies. Those look good!! Merry Christmas!

How do you decide?? But the Coco Scotch Delights look delish – and I haven’t seen a similar recipe before! I always love to try new ones!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies! Have not had them in years, my boys would love them!

Those linzer cookies – yum! They are my husband’s favorite.

Chocolate Cracked Cookies! Love the flavor!

I plan to try the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies along with sugar cut out cookies tool Love your blog!

Sguar cookies are a fun tradition!

Magic Cherry Cookie Bars for sure…colorful, delish and my mom used to make them!

The classic molasses cookies look good!

MMMMMM–all of them but I would start with the Caramel Pecan Turtle cookies and maybe just hide them (:

I think the Peanut butter brownie cookies looks great!

The Praline Bars!

Because my Mother loves caramel I’ll make the Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

The fudge filled irresistable peanut butter looks look well, irresistable!

Classic Sugar Cookies – A Christmas must-have!

The Peanut butter and Chocolate Chip with all that swirly fudge and nut topping, So Yummy!

The Italian Lemon Drop cookies look and sound like something I can’t resist. 🙂

I’m going to make the Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Cookies, they look yummy! Thanks for the giveaway.

The sugar cookies with my 3 year old grandbaby! She is so excited to make cookies for Santa this year 🙂

Chocolate Crinkles have been my traditional Christmas cookie but I appreciate the tip of granulated sugar before the powdered

Brown Sugar Cookies. YUM!

Love a good cookie party =) I think I will try the chocolate Crackled cookies.

Happy Day

I think I’ll be trying the chocolate crinkle cookies. They look awesome.

Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies. Look yummy.

I would make the Mexican Wedding Cookies. I love eating them I just never make them myself so this would be a great opportunity to change that. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway.

How do I decide? It’ll have to be Chocolate Crinkle Cookies or the Choco Scotch Deights! YUM! Can’t wait!!!

I’ll be making the Fudge-Filled Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies.

You’re chocolate crinkle cookies, without a doubt!!

It’s so funny that you posted about the Host a Cookie Party Website because I was looking at it the other day! I am going to make the fudge filled irresistible peanut butter cookies and the cranberry cashew chocolate chip cookies. I had some the other day and they were to die for. I love weeks when you post often. I so look forward to your posts!

definetly the chocolate crinkle cookies. my friend always makes these and they are yummy. but her recipes are SECRET! not anymore! thanks so much for sharing!

The classic molasses cookies are tops on my have to make list-

The Classic Sugar Cookies are always fun.

chocolate crinkles! have never made them and always wanted to try!

Chewy brownie cookies are what caught my eye. Thank you! I plan on baking these for my moms Christmas party on Saturday.

I would like to try the Magic Cookie Bars. They look delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.

The Chocolate Crinkle Cookies sound wonderful and mouth watering! A Cookie Party – how fun is that – I’ve always wanted to do that! I guess even between CHRISTmas and New Years would be lots of fun!

I am going to make the Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies! Yummy!

I’m going to make peanut butter kiss cookies….mmm

I am going to try your Chocolate Crinkle cookies! Yum!!

I’ve never had Chocolate Crinkle, they look yummy.

Has to be the peanut butter and jam pinwheels. My boys will love them, although I’m not sure they’ll ever see the sandwich the same way again.

I would have to go with the chocolate crinkle cookies. They look yummy.

I have been seeing crinkle cookies everywhere, they look delicious. I will be making these and sharing with friends and family.

Thanks

Choc crinkles look like something I should be trying!

Think I will try the peppermint dipped chocolate cookies. And .maybe the crinkles!

The Chocolate Mint Brownie cookies look especially yummy!

Going to make peppermint dipped chocolate cookies, they look great to package & give away.

The chocolate cracked cookies look yummy!

Classic Molasses Cookies!

We are making the Italian lemon drop cookies. This year our Christmas dinner party theme is “Itallian”! We are making Italian donuts for dessert and an array of traditional dishes will be served for dinner.

Bon Apetit

Merry Christmas ~ Julyn

Oh wow!! I’ve never seen the Host a cookie Party site! What a bunch of wonderful looking recipes! I think the Cranberry Sugar cookies look and sound great, but I am also drooling over the Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies!! All of them look great though!

Classic Sugar cookies have got to be the first we do this year, my grandkids LOVE these, and are a must. I am also going to let them decide on what other ones we will make at our annual ” Sleep-Over”, well not much sleep, but a lot of fun….. The Chocolate Crinkles are a favorite of mine, and even better with the white chocolate chips…. YUMM

Oh my goodness! The Chocolate Crinkle Cookies is exactly what I came looking for. I think I will also be making the Thumbprint cookies….I almost forgot about those childhood cookies. My husband will love it. thanks!

I would like to make the Jam and Hazelnut Cookies. Thanks for the chance to enter.

I am going to make the Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Cookies

The chocolate crinkle cookies for sure.

All the cookie recipes look good. I’d like to make the Coco-Scotch Delights.

You asked what cookies we make each year. One recipe I have to make is the “Chocolate Snowballs.” Everyone loves them and it’s a recipe that my Mother made each year when I was growing up. Classic.

Magic Cookie Bars are my all-time favorites!!!

The oatmeal carmelitas!!

I just know this year Santa would love the chocolate-mint brownie cookies, and mrs. claus wouldn’t mind the brown sugar cookies 😉

Russian Teacake cookies are our favorite & always the first batch to be made.

Russian tea cookies have been one of my favorites for many years.

I want to try the Italian Lemon Drop Cookies.

I’m casting my vote for the Chocolate Cookies dipped in Peppermint! They just look delish and wish I could have one right now!

I love the sugar cookies. They are my favorite.

Swedish Almond Spritz cookies for this Swedish family!

I want to make the chocolate crinkle cookies – I agree, everything tastes better with whitle chocolate chips!

Oohh, the chocolate cookies dipped in chocolate and peppermint look divine! And the chalkboard is a great bonus!

Chocolate crinkles! Mmmmm

Yum! The chocolate cookies!

Yum…so many delicious cookie recipes to choose from! I think I’d try the Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies first though. There’s nothing I love more than chocolate and caramel together!

I’ve already pinned (and plan to make) the Red Velvet Pinwheel Sandwich Cookies–so festive! Thanks!

Making chocolate crinkles is a must! They’re a favorite around my house, and I agree that they always bring thoughts of Christmas!

The Salted Caramel Macaroons look so yummy!! I definitely want to try those!!! Great giveaway!! Thanks!

I would make either swedish almond spritz or classsic thumbprints…probably both 🙂 thanks for an opportunity to WIN..

I would like to make the Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies!

chocolate crinkles….love them!

These are my favorites! And you’re so right – the recipe can be very difficult to find. My second favorite is a molasses cookie. Both just say “Christmas” to me!

Thanks for the opportunity to win and THANKS for posting this recipe and link!

I would love to try the Classic Molasses Cookies. I have been wanting to find a good soft chewy recipe!

How delish do the “Jam & Hazlenut” cookies look under the “Showstoppers” list of cookies?! Wow. I think I might have to try those out! yummmm….

I would try making the oatmeal carmelitas. I had them once at a women’s retreat and loved them!!

Those chocolate mint brownie cookies look like something I DEFINITELY want to try!

Classic sugar cookies for sure!

I’m going to try the classic molasses cookie. I love gingerbread nd the spicy flovor of molasses. Yum!

Thanks Leigh Anne for another yummy giveaway. I’m going to make the Red Velvet Sandwich Cookie for Christmas, and oh, your Chocolate Crinkle Cookies too, thanks for the recipe. I’m sure my tweener nieces would love them.

Jam Thumbprints are one of my favorites along with the Classic Sugar Cookies!

I am going to make the Classic Sugar Cookies with my kids today, look divinely wonderful! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway, I am so excited I found your site!

The Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Cookies look festive AND delicious. A must try!

I would make Chewy Brownie Cookies

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Chocolate mint brownie cookies, yum!

I would love to make the black forest oatmeal cookies

I would make coco-scotch delights!

I’d love to make the Red Velvet Pinwheel Sandwich Cookies! Pretty and yummy!

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Oh my!! So many delicious looking cookies to choose from. I think I would have to try the Salted Caramel Macaroons because they are made of all my very favorite cookie ingredients. Now off to the store I go so I can come home and put my apron on and start baking me some goodies!

would love to make their almond spritz cookies

The jam thumbprints are calling to me…

The classic molasses cookies look good to me!

I want to try the Chewy Brownie Cookies. I’ve already pinned them! :}

Hmmmmmm, the caramel pecan turtle cookies look delicious!

I am ready to make the Chocolate Crackled Cookies! They look so good! I will be busy baking lot’s tomorrow.

I am going to make their Brown Sugar Cookies but I’m also going to mix up a batch of their Homemade Cookie Mix.

Leigh Anne,

These cookies sure do look scrumptious! I’ve already printed the recipe to try tomorrow and am pinning it too. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle

I love chocolate crinkle cookies. This year I topped mine with a peppermint kiss. Very festive looking, the half of my family that like peppermint liked them. I’m looking forward to making the basic sugar cookies!

Love the idea of a peppermint kiss on the crinkle cookie!!