These soft and crackly cookies are a staple in Italian bakeries. The espresso powder is there to complement and elevate the chocolate--it's subtle but totally worth it. For a variation, try spiking these with 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Total:
3 hr 40 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
about 30 cookies
Level:
Easy
Total:
3 hr 40 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
about 30 cookies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl in the microwave in 1-minute increments, stirring in between, until smooth. Let cool slightly.

Beat the brown sugar and eggs with an electric mixer on medium-high speed in a large bowl until thick, about 2 minutes. Scrape the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and beat until incorporated. Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Refrigerate the dough until firm, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Position oven racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Put the confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Scoop out tablespoonfuls of the dough and roll them into balls. Refrigerate half the dough balls. Toss the remaining balls in the sugar, coating them very generously (you shouldn't see any dough peeking through). Arrange the balls about 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake until the cookies spread, the tops are dull in color and cracked and the edges are firm, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. When the baking sheets are cool, repeat with the remaining dough balls. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Cook's Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)

More from:

12 Days of Cookies

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Pushable Rose Pops 00:48

Cool off this summer with these raspberry gelatin and rose cake pops.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chocolate Devils

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chocolate Cassis Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chocolate Caramel Crunch Pie

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Double Fudge Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Jamie's Old-Fashioned Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Deen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.