Chocolate Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies

Whether you’re making them for a party, Santa, or just a cozy night in by the fireplace, there’s always a reason to whip up a batch of cookies during the holidays. These Chocolate Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies (say that 10 times fast) are fun to make, look at and eat!


1 cup granulated sugar
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter softened
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup nonpareils, in desired colors



  1. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
  2. Sift in cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt to the bowl and stir until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  4. Place nonpareils in a shallow bowl. Use a 1½” cookie scoop to form dough into balls. Roll balls in nonpareils and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 10-13 minutes, then allow to cool on the cookie sheet slightly before moving to a cooling rack.
  6. Serve and store leftovers in an airtight container up to 5 days.