Instructions for how to make this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe from Epcot:
Christmas cookies are kind of a big deal around my house. I enjoy baking and for years now have made lots of cookies every Christmas to share with friends and family. While I have a couple of “must make” recipes every year, I also like to try and find new ones and experiment! Last year I got really into making crinkle cookies I baked them in a variety of flavors. But when it came to chocolate, I knew I had to try and make the chocolate crinkle cookie recipe from Epcot because they are just so chocolately and delicious.
These chocolate crinkle cookies are served at Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays. You can find them at the booth in the American Adventure pavilion this year (where for the first time they are topped with a piece of dove dark chocolate!).
Part of the food booths at the Festival is the Holidays is the “cookie stroll,” where you get a little passport and can get it stamped for trying different cookies. If you try all 5 on the list you get a bonus cookie, only available to those who complete the cookie stroll!
This chocolate crinkle cookie is part of the stroll and has been around for several years now. Some of the others are switched out year to year (I’m still waiting for the return of the chocolate peppermint cookie!), but the chocolate crinkle seems to be a staple for now. They are super rich so chocolate lovers will enjoy this one!
P.S. – like my Star Wars cookie plate? Find the tutorial to make your own here!
A few quick notes/tips for this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe from Epcot that I picked up:
- the recipe says to chill the dough for at least 3 hours but I recommend doing it overnight. If it’s too thin they won’t be the right consistency to shape them into balls.
- If you’re anything like me, this one can get messy with all the powdered sugar and sticky dough so be prepared!
- I found the cooking time to be a little short when I made them, but my oven is quite old. I’d try baking for 8 minutes and then checking on them.
- New this year, Epcot started putting mini pieces of Dove chocolate on top of the cookies. This is totally optional but who doesn’t love more chocolate?
Chocolate crinkle cookie recipe from Epcot
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 12-16 mini pieces of Dove dark chocolate (optional)
- Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl until combined.
- In a separate large bowl or stand mixer add granulated sugar and oil and beat on medium low until combined.
- Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat on medium.
- Slowly add in the flour mixture and beat until medium speed until combined and looks like brownie batter.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least three hours.
- Once dough is thoroughly chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Form dough into balls, roll in confectioners sugar, and place onto lined baking sheet about two inches apart.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, allow cookies to cool, and enjoy!
Will you be trying this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe from Epcot?
Lisa C. says
I love the chocolate crinkle cookies! My grandma used to make them when I was little. At this year’s Epcot cookie stroll, they were no longer putting the Dove chocolate on top while I was there. Maybe they just ran out?
I was wondering if you would share your list of must-make holiday cookies with the recipes. I know this is a Disney blog and most will not have anything to do with Disney, but I am interested!
Oh great question! I have a lot of recipes but a few standbys every year. These hot cocoa cookies: https://pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/hot-cocoa-cookies/
And peppermint chocolate chip: https://lemonsandzest.com/peppermint-chip-cookies/
I also make a gingerbread many years: https://www.disneyinyourday.com/mickey-gingerbread-cookies/