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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The best chocolate crinkle cookies are intensely chocolate, flourless, fudgy, and decadent! They're a chocolate lover's dream cookie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cookies, chocolate crinkles, flourless chocolate cookies, flourless cookies, The BEST Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 135kcal
Author Kathleen


  • Nonstick Vegetable Spray
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray.
  • Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave, stirring 3 times, for about 2 minutes overall. Cool slightly.
    how to make chocolate crinkle cookies step 1, melt chocolate chips
  • Using an electric mixer, beat whites (3) in a large bowl to soft peaks. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar. Continue beating until the mixture resembles a meringue or soft marshmallow creme.
    how to make chocolate crinkle cookies no chill step 2, beat egg whites
  • Whisk 1 cup sugar, cocoa (1/2 cup), cornstarch (1 tablespoon with 3 tablespoons cold water), and salt (1/4 teaspoon) in a medium bowl to blend.
    how to make double chocolate crinkle cookies step 3, combine dry ingredients
  • On low speed, beat sugar (1 cup) + cocoa mixture ingredients into meringue. Stir in lukewarm chocolate and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (the dough will become very stiff).
    how to make chocolate crinkle cookies with cocoa powder step 5, beat sugar and cocoa mixture. Add water.
  • Place 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a bowl.
  • Parse out the dough using a medium cookie scoop with the dough leveled off at the top of the scoop. Roll dough into balls; roll in powdered sugar, coating thickly. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until puffed and tops crack, about 10 minutes. Cool on sheets on the rack for 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack.
    how to make chocolate crinkle cookies step 6, coat the dough with powdered sugar. Bake