Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen

2021 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest Winner

Submitted by Diana B.

“We buy non-dairy chocolate and use egg substitute to make the cookies vegan to share with vegan friends.” – Diana B.

Chocolate Crinkles are a classic holiday cookie. This recipe makes them enjoyable for everyone! Be sure to plan time to let the dough chill for at least an hour, or up to overnight. See all five 2021 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest Winners.


  • 3 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 9 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour substitute
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder (use a mix of light and dark cocoa powders if available)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips
  • About 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. In a large bowl, stir together 3 Tbsp flaxseed meal and 9 Tbsp water. Add sugar, olive oil, and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, cocoa powder(s), and baking powder. In batches, add the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips and to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  3. Cover and chill dough for at least an hour, or up to overnight.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in powdered sugar and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet about an inch apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


Amount Per Serving (based on 48 servings)
Calories: 100
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 25 mg
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 8 g
Added Sugars: 8 g
Protein: 1 g
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“Hi MJ the recipe includes the egg substitute. If you would like to use eggs instead, substitute 3 large eggs for 3Tbsp of flaxseed meal 9 Tbsp of water.”
“The comment which is included at the top of the recipe, mentions using an egg substitute as part of the changes to make a vegan version. this implies that the recipe ordinarily has eggs, however, i don't see them listed. ”

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