Looking for the ultimate chocolate crinkle cookie? I’ve got you. This recipe is a reader favorite every single year, so I decided to refresh the photos! These crinkle cookies are decadent and soft and chewy on the center, with a crinkle top. If I had to describe them, I’d say that they remind me of chewy brownies, but in cookie form.
So if you are looking for the ultimate holiday cookie, join the hundreds of readers who have decided that this one is their all-time favorite.
What you need to make Paleo Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies
Almond flour: To make these cookies, you need to use a blend of almond flour and tapioca flour. The combination of the almond flour and the tapioca flour make these a little less dense than if you were to use almond flour alone.
Tapioca flour: See above. You do need tapioca flour in this recipe, and if you don’t have that, you can substitute for arrowroot flour or corn starch, as both will have the same effect in this recipe.
Cocoa powder: I recommend using unsweetened cocoa powder because this recipe is sweet enough on it’s own. You can also use cacao powder if desired.
Baking powder: Baking powder is an essential ingredient to make these cookies rise just the right amount.
Coconut oil: I like using coconut oil in this recipe, but I have tested this recipe with butter, and it will work perfectly too!
Coconut sugar: Coconut sugar is my favorite sugar of choice in this recipe, simply because it’s an unrefined sugar, and lends a nice taste.
Eggs: You will also need two eggs in this recipe. I haven’t made these with flax eggs instead of regular eggs, though I know that a few people have reported back that they turned out great with flax eggs!
Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract is always a magic ingredient in baking, taking baked goods from boring and basic to special!
Pro tips for making sure that your cookies come out perfect
Follow the instructions and chill the dough. I know we live in a society of immediate gratification, and I’m with you. When I make cookies, the last thing I want to do is chill the dough. But, it’s really important if you want the perfect texture. The taste will be perfect if you skip this step, but you won’t get that perfect crinkle top that is OH. SO. IMPORTANT.
Use your hands to flatten the cookies before baking. These cookies don’t spread that much when baking, so if you want cookies (and not balls), simply use the palm of your hand to press them down a little before baking them.
Stick to the recipe. I know this goes without saying, but if you change all of the ingredients in this recipe and expect a perfect result, that’s something I can’t guarantee. I created this recipe just like you see it. So follow the damn recipe.
Looking for other holiday cookies to add into the mix? Be sure to try these!
I hope you guys love these cookies! If you make them, please be sure to leave a rating and a comment below, and since you all know that I live on Instagram, tag me in your creations so that I can share on my stories!
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
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Everyone in the family loved these. Not too sweet and nice and moist!
Woohoo! I am so thrilled that your family loved this recipe, Stephanie! Thank you so much for making it, and for leaving such a kind review!
Hi Nicole — I’m making this for Christmas this week and they seem quite sticky before going in the fridge. Is that normal?
Hi Haleigh, yes the dough will be sticky! If it’s a bit too sticky, you can try adding a tablespoon more of flour. I hope this helps!
Hands down the best paleo cookies I’ve ever made! Can these be stored room temperature or in the fridge? I don’t expect them to last long though 🙈
YAY! I love that Sara!! If you plan to eat them within 2-3 days, then storing them on the counter is totally fine. Any longer than that (3+ days to one week), I would put them in an airtight container in the fridge!
After all of the KJ cookies I’ve tried and adored, these might be my absolute FAVORITE COOKIES EVER!!! I tried them for the first time tonight (and even substituted with flax eggs) and oh my goodness, these are literally amazing!! They are so chewy and decadent and chocolatey. If you’ve been debating on trying these, please please try them!! Thanks again, Nicole!!
Yay!! I am so thrilled to hear that you loved this recipe so much, Hannah! Thank you for always making my recipes and leaving the sweetest reviews, I’m so grateful for the support. You’ve made my day!
Great recipe! I’ve made these the past two years. I roll them in gf powdered sugar though because I wasn’t sure how tapioca would taste on the outside. I also add 1.5 tsp peppermint extract for extra holiday spirit.
That sounds delish!!!! I will have to try the peppermint extract next time I make them!!! 🙂
Hi! Do I chill these in the fridge or freezer?
I can’t wait to try these! Do you think I could chill the dough overnight?
Hi! Yes you can! I hope you love them!