Cherry Chocolate Crinkles

Clare Chambers


Crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside.

I had a few attempts at this recipe before I got the right balance of ingredients - well worth the effort.

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40 - 60 dependent on size of cookies
30 Min
15 Min


90 g
100 g
dark chocolate
200 g
caster sugar (superfine)
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
200 g
plain flour (all purpose)
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
100 g
glace cherries
4 Tbsp
incing sugar (confectioners)

How to Make Cherry Chocolate Crinkles


  • 1Put the butter and chocolate into a bowl and place either in the microwave or over a Bain marie. Heat until just melted and combined – do not over heat.
  • 2Beat together the caster sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • 3Pour butter mix into the sugar mix and combine well.
  • 4Sift together the flour and baking powder and add, a bit at a time, to butter mix.
  • 5Combine well, stir in the cherries and then cover bowl with clingflm and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • 6When you are ready to cook the crinkles, preheat the oven to 180C. Prepare a baking tray: grease or line with greaseproof paper or silicone mat. Roll the chilled dough into 1 inch sized balls. Roll each ball into the icing sugar and place on baking tray about 2 inches apart – do not flatten them.
  • 7Bake for 9 – 12 minutes until the tops are cracked. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

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About Cherry Chocolate Crinkles

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American