Chocolate Crinkle Brownie Cookies

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Chocolate crinkle brownie cookies

Chocolate crinkle brownie cookies

I had much fun making these Chocolate Crinkle Brownie Cookies. When I saw it on Angie’s blog, Angie’s Recipes, I told myself I would make these one day. But then the thought refused go away. This one is just too tempting. The recipe looks like a brownie recipe. I love brownies and brownies in a cookie with all the beautiful crinkly look is just too much for me to resist! This would make a perfect dessert for any time.

So when everyone’s in bed, I sneaked out into my kitchen to make these! I found that you have to make the dough and keep it in the fridge…that’s perfect! I won’t miss so much sleep then without the baking. I didn’t follow Angie’s way of doing it. I wanted it real quick and go to bed again. So I followed the way to make brownies……just melt and mix. It’s really quick. I got up very early the next morning to bake them. I had much fun rolling and coating them with icing sugar and putting them to bake. Peeping into the oven was a real thrill when I saw the icing on top crack into beautiful patterns!

I must say that my cookies don’t look as beautiful as Angie’s ones. My only guess was that I didn’t want to coat with too much icing sugar….trying to cut down on the calories…..hehe. I think you need to coat it thickly with the icing sugar. Maybe next time I will cut down on the sugar in the brownie mixture and make up for it with more icing sugar on the outside. But they were very delicious. A friend came by to visit and I gave her half of it. She was so happy. She liked them very much.

Spelt flour

Spelt flour

I love how Angie always uses spelt flour in her cooking. I prefer to use spelt flour too. Spelt flour is more friendly to our digestive system than plain flour. Angie has a lovely blog with easy home cooked meals and bakes. You got to check it out. Her landing page is awesome. You’ll be greeted with mouth watering food pictures the moment you land on her blog. She lives in Germany and is very friendly.

Spelt flour is much more expensive than plain flour, especially the organic ones. You can buy them in health shops. I always get mine from Sainsbury. Sometimes I buy whole grain spelt flour to replace whole wheat flour.

Here is my Chocolate Crinkle Brownie Cookies recipe that I changed slightly from Angie’s. My chocolate comes in 200g a bar so I just added all compared to hers where she used 180g. I don’t have dark chocolate mocha beans so I added coffee. This is a very easy recipe, just melt and mix all in a pot. Easy clean up, too. I made 30 pieces. They fit into 2 trays which I bake in one go.

Ingredients A
1C spelt flour
1/2t baking powder
1/2t fine sea salt

Mix and sieve.

Ingredients B
200g dark chocolate
120g butter
1T instant coffee mixed with 1/2T boiling water

Put all in a pot and melt under low fire. Keep stirring. Remove from heat.

Ingredients C
1/2C sugar
1t vanilla

Brownie chocolate mixture

Brownie chocolate mixture

Put all of Ingredients C in a bowl and beat well with a fork. Add to the chocolate mixture. Mix well. Finally add the four mixture and mix. Put it into the fridge and chill 2 hours or overnight. I had mine overnight. You can pour the batter into a bowl like mine or you can put the whole pot into the fridge if there’s enough space in your fridge. That will save you even more washing.

Ingredients D (for coating)
icing sugar

Chilled brownie dough

Chilled brownie dough

Scoop out the chilled dough and roll into balls. Flatten slightly and dip into icing sugar.

Ready to be baked

Ready to be baked

Freshly baked chocolate brownie cookies

Freshly baked chocolate brownie cookies

Arrange them on a paper lined baking tray and bake at 165 degrees Celsius for about 12 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

Remember if you want a more beautiful look, coat them thickly with icing sugar before you bake them.

Are you a chocolate person? What is your favourite chocolate cookies? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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Other chocolate recipes that you may be interested in:
Chocolate Shortbread Slice
Chocolate Coconut Slice
Double Chocolate Cookies
My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends
Best Layered Chocolate Cheese Cake
Zebra Chocolate Butter Cake
Cheesecake Brownie
Chocolate Yoghurt Cake

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DG  on September 13th, 2010

I like to see the colour contrast & beautiful cracking on the cookies. Looks so tempting!

3hungrytummies  on September 13th, 2010

I really love how they turned out. Looks fabulous!

the lacquer spoon  on September 13th, 2010

Oh interesting brownies using spelt! I’m chocoholic and any kind of chocolates from light to rich are more than welcome :)

anncoo  on September 13th, 2010

Mary, I definitely want to try this recipe but I never seen spelt flour before. Will use plain flour when I am to bake this delicious cookies.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on September 13th, 2010

Yes, I’m definitely a chocolate person and these look delightful, Mary! Love that cracking top. I’m drinking a cup of tea right now and would love some of these to dunk in :)

Mary  on September 13th, 2010

@DG - That explains why I was so excited to make them :D

@3hungrytummies - Thanks very much, Suresh! :D

@the lacquer spoon - We need a bigger chocolate heaven to accommodate us…..haha :D

@anncoo - Maybe you can get at health shops. It’s a better flour for health. Would love to see yours. I’m going to make again soon :D

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Thanks very much, Conor! They sure look good and taste good. I would dunk in thick chocolate drink…mmm :D

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Jeannie  on September 13th, 2010

Yeah, I saw these cookies @ Angie’s and was very impressed…but I do not have spelt flour! Yours looks just as scrumptious. Hope to visit the local culinary shop soon to see if they hv that.

Treat and Trick  on September 13th, 2010

That’s great, brownies and cookies combined into one, love the crack, looks so yum..

Angie's Recipes  on September 13th, 2010

Mary, I am glad that your family enjoyed them! Earlier this morning I was thinking to bake some more…and realized that I have finished all my spelt flour.
Yours look very beautifully cracked!

Angie's Recipes  on September 13th, 2010

There’s another way to enjoy these dark chocolate (esp. if you use 70%) treat…spread some dulce de leche on half of them, and top with another half to make sandwiches…

Belinda @zomppa  on September 13th, 2010

Love Angie’s stuff, too. I love that you snuck in…what a great surprise the next day.

busygran  on September 13th, 2010

I thought I was on the wrong blog because I have seen the crinky cookies before. After reading, I realised that you have made it too.
Great-looking cookies. Makes me want to try!
I wonder if I can get spelt flour in singapore or is there a suitable sub for it?

Mary  on September 13th, 2010

@Jeannie - I’m sure plain four would do. Give a try. Very often I just substitute plain flour with spelt flour. Give a try. have fun baking :D

@Treat and Trick - Yes, the best of both worlds :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie, for your lovely recipe and for suggestion to sandwich them with de leche (new word for me…have to find out) :D I will have to make again. These would be great for parties.

@Belinda @zomppa - I thought it really wonderful to have a lovely surprise in the morning….surprise to everyone, too, when he/she gets up :D

@busygran - Haha…lots of twin blogs! :D Try out at health shops. They may have it. Otherwise you can try out with plain flour. I’m sure it works. Have fun baking!

Stella  on September 13th, 2010

Hey Mary! Your cookies look just like Angies! I saw these on her site too-they looked so beautiful and delicious. You know, I have some spelt, but it’s not white. It’s the whole grain stuff. I wonder if it would work for this?!?

somewhere in singapore  on September 13th, 2010

Chocolate, my favourite…

Simply Life  on September 13th, 2010

oh my gosh, those look aaaamazing!

Sushma Mallya  on September 13th, 2010

Beautiful and done it so perfectly…really good one mary

Rachana  on September 13th, 2010

I love crinkle cookies and these look so delicious!

noobcook  on September 13th, 2010

It’s funny that you sneaked out of bed to make these! and they are gorgeous :)

claire  on September 13th, 2010

Looks fabulous, Mary!! first time i m seeing those cookies…

Mary  on September 13th, 2010

@Stella - I think I can pass as her student :D I think you can give a try with the wholemeal spelt flour. But I would mix half and half with the normal plain flour just to be on the safe side. Have fun baking!

@somewhere in singapore - We are in the same boat! :D

@Simply Life - Thanks very much! :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@Rachana - Thanks very much, Rachana! :D

@noobcook - Cos I couldn’t wake till the next morning…..haha :D

@claire - Thanks very much, Claire! Give a try. It’s fun to make…and delicious to eat….mmmm :D

Aipi  on September 13th, 2010

They look so cute with those cracks! I could eat one just of the screen!..Great job Mary!

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Arnold  on September 13th, 2010

I like the term crinkle brownies. These look terrific. I am sure anyone who loves sweet things would love these.

kristy  on September 13th, 2010

I hope I can get some spelt flour here too! The other day, I saw this at Angie’s site too. And is fallling in love with these crinkles cookies too. haha…. Yours look as beautiful. Well done! Thanks for sharing & enjoy your day.
Cheers, Kristy

elra  on September 13th, 2010

Gorgeous looking chocolate crinkle Mary. What a treat for monday post.

Mary  on September 13th, 2010

@Aipi - Thanks very much, Aipi! Givea try. It’s really good. I’ll be making again soon :D

@Arnold - Thanks very much, Arnold. I’m really glad they came out look pretty on my first attempt. Can’t wait to make again. Chocolate makes me smile :D

@kristy - Try out in speciality health shops where they sell different types of flour. If not, just use plain flour. I believe it should work just as well. Have fun baking :D

@elra - Thanks very much, Elra! :D

pigpigscorner  on September 13th, 2010

As long as it tastes great!

Kamalika  on September 13th, 2010

Hi, Mary I have also bbokemarked this recipe form Angie’s blog…they are really lovely…your cookies also look splendid..thanks for the info on spelt flour….I never know about that..

Ananda Rajashekar  on September 13th, 2010

I recently encountered Angie blog…loved the cookies they look beautiful. Haha sleepless night without baking and one recipe stuck in head sounds very familiar i should try it soon :)

The KitchenMaid  on September 13th, 2010

Hi Mary, these look fantastic and using spelt is a brilliant idea. Yum, thanks for sharing!

Katerina  on September 13th, 2010

I don’t know about Angie’s cookies, but yours look very appetizing. My son would love these.

lequan@luvtoeat  on September 13th, 2010

Oh Mary, you’re lucky I don’t live closer or I’d be making up many many excuses to accidentally show up on your doorstep. I don’t think there is anything yet that you’ve made that I wouldn’t eat, and I think I can be a pretty picky eater. These brownie cookies look wonderful! I’m tempted to eat them even before they have been turned into cookies, just give me a spoon :-P. I bet they taste amazing and smell intoxicating as well. I’ve never heard of spelt flour until I started blogging. Keep learning, keep smiling right? I’m beginning to love your blog name more and more everytime I visit cause it always allows me to learn everytime I drop by, and I never leave without a smile :-D

Priya  on September 13th, 2010

Cute looking cookies, feel like grabbing..

Cookin' Canuck  on September 13th, 2010

What decadent little cookies! I can imagine these would be addictive when dunked into a glass of cold milk.

Faith  on September 13th, 2010

Dark chocolate is my favorite, Mary! Your cookies look divine!

Ivy @ My Simple Food  on September 13th, 2010

Hi! These looks great! I’ve never used spelt flour before, what is it?

Namitha  on September 13th, 2010

Love anything chocolate and this one couldn’t be any exception :-)

Jen Cheung  on September 13th, 2010

interesting Mary,

never had these before. it must be good because of the chocolate in it :) yumms

have a wonderful day!!
jen @

Little Inbox  on September 13th, 2010

It’s very additive, right? Hehe…

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Olive  on September 13th, 2010

I love crinkles, one of the reasons I wanted to learn how to bake :) I hope I can find spelt flour here so I can try Angie’s version of crinkles too!

Blackswan  on September 13th, 2010

I’m jealous. Having a terrible sore throat now, can only see but can’t eat :<

sweetlife  on September 13th, 2010

I saw these on angies site and they looked super, thanks for making them and tempting me again, lol


Biren @ Roti n Rice  on September 13th, 2010

I remember these cookies from Angie’s blog. They do look very pretty. Yours look just as pretty with the cracks. I use quite a bit of spelt flour in my baking as well. I will have to make some of these soon.

Jess @ Bakericious  on September 13th, 2010

Mary, these cookies are beautiful, I bet is delicious too!

petite nyonya  on September 14th, 2010

these are such delectable morsels!

Mary  on September 14th, 2010

@pigpigscorner - You are right! :D

@Kamalika - Thanks very much, Kamalika! Give a try. Hope you can find spelt flour there. Otherwise just use plain flour. have fun baking :D

@Ananda Rajashekar - Haha….looks like I’m not alone! You make me feel good…hehe :D Must be good brains work well at night LOL. Have fun baking!

@The KitchenMaid - Thans very much for visiting and lovely comment! :D

@Katerina - Thanks very much, Katerina! I’m sure your son would love to help you make these cookies :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - LeQuan, you are always most welcome to my house if you stay near by. I would love to play with your kids. They are so adorable. We can do kids cooking and baking :D You sure sound like forever living in chocolate heaven….haha. Thanks very much for loving my blog name….Keep Learning Keep Smiling :D It makes cooking and blogging more fun! I’m learning a lot from you, too. Love all your home cooking…..always looks so delicious…mmm. Always love all the interesting family stories….makes me smile :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@Cookin’ Canuck - Thanks very much! I haven’t tried dunking into cold milk. I have to try that. Sounds addictive. I have to make the cookies again…all finished! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@Ivy @ My Simple Food - Thanks very much, Ivy! Spelt is a type of grain quite similar to wheat grains but it has higher protein and nutritional contents and easier to digest.

@Namitha - Thanks very much, Namitha! :D

@Jen Cheung - Thanks very much, Jenn! Give a try. They are easy and fun to make and delicious to eat. You can even sandwich them with cream if you like :D

@Little Inbox - You can say that…hard to stop at one :D

@Olive - If you don’t have spelt flour you can also use plain flour. It should work. Give a try. Have fun baking :D

@Blackswan - Oh dear… sorry to hear that, Shirley! I think you need lots of lemon drink and more rest. Please take care. Bake these when you recover :D

@sweetlife - Haha….second temptation! :D I think it’s time for you to make, too. Someone out there will have to face the third temptation if you do…haha :D

@Biren @ Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren. Have fun baking :D

@Jess @ Bakericious - Thanks very much, Jess! Give a try. Let your girl join your in making these beautiful cookies. I’m sure she will have fun :D

@petite nyonya - Thanks very much! :D

peachkins  on September 14th, 2010

you are making me crave for these goodies!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain)  on September 14th, 2010

Love the crinkles! Reminds me Christmas is coming soon!

penny aka jeroxie  on September 14th, 2010

Love the crack look. So tempting to eat them all.

suituapui  on September 14th, 2010

Nope…I’m a die-hard Scottish shortbread and Danish butter cookies lover! LOL!!!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on September 14th, 2010

Brownie and cookies are my favourites. Now we can have them together. Love the crinkles on top.

Von  on September 14th, 2010

I’ve never heard of spelt flour…..I’ll have to keep an eye out for it next time I go grocery shopping =) I’ve always wanted to make chocolate crinckle cookies! They look really cool! And they sound delicious too!

drick  on September 14th, 2010

what a great looking cookie, perfect name… thanks for the tip on the flour

Devaki @weavethousandflavors  on September 14th, 2010

This is just delicious and what a lovely recipe using spelt flour which I am just discovering.

Yummy and I can imagine how good these must have been first thing in the morning.

Thanks for another lovely recipe, Mary!

CIAO, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Tanvi  on September 14th, 2010

Wow…I love the pattern on the top of cookies! look really beautiful…wonderful job Mary!
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fimère  on September 14th, 2010

le chocolat c’est mon péché mignon
bonne soirée

Pepy @Indonesia-Eats  on September 14th, 2010

Who can resist the temptation of chocolate? I can’t

food-4tots  on September 14th, 2010

Spelt flour is new to me. Thanks for sharing. Your cookies look so irresistable!! I don’t mind to add some extra calories. ;)

Suman Singh  on September 14th, 2010

You cannot go wrong with chocolates, right..and those cookies look delightful..Love the crinkles on top..very beautifully done..thanks for sharing the recipe Mary..have a nice day!

Joy  on September 14th, 2010

I have been trying to convert to spelt. I can’t seem to wrap my mind in not using AP flour.

tigerfish  on September 14th, 2010

Yes I love chocolates so it is hard for me to choose a favorite chocolate cookie. I will go for anything dark chocolate. ;p

Juliana  on September 14th, 2010

Mary, these cookies look awesome…absolutely mouthwatering :-)

Mary  on September 14th, 2010

@peachkins - Time to bake some :D

@Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - Oooh…great idea! I must make these this Christmas! :D

@penny aka jeroxie - I love the crack look too :D

@suituapui - Awww…can’t believe that you can afford not to eat chocolate! Never mind, give all to me next time if you don’t like :P I can make Scottish shortbread for you in exchange :D

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Yes, 2 in one…best of both worlds in one :D

@Von - Hope you can find spelt flour over there. Give a try making these cookies. They are beautiful and delicious :D

@drick - Thanks very much, Drick! :D

@Devaki @weavethousandflavors - Thanks very much, Devaki! Yes, my whole house smells so good in the morning and my kitchen was warm which was good as it is cold these days :D

@Tanvi - Thanks very much, Tanvi! :D

@fimère - Lovely to know you love chocolate, too! :D

@Pepy @Indonesia-Eats - Me, too! I’m sure we spend a lot of time in chocolate heaven! :D

@food-4tots - Thanks very much! I’m sure we can lose the extra calories…….more exercise :D

@Suman Singh - Thanks very much, Suman! I think dessert made with chocolate just turns out great. I can’t remember having failed any :D

@Joy - I’m trying to use as much spelt as possible in place of plain flour….depending on dish and occasion. So far so good :D

@tigerfish - Wow….looks like you are in chocolate heaven all the time! :D

@Juliana - Thanks very much Juliana! :D

rebecca  on September 14th, 2010

these look great oh would have been fun to meet you but will arrange something when I come to Scotland for sure LOL Rebeca

Patty Price  on September 14th, 2010

Hi Mary, I love these crackly chocolate cookies, they just look so appealing to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. I also wanted to say congratulations on your apple tart in the top 9 on Food Buzz the other day, take care, Patty

Carolyn Jung  on September 14th, 2010

A classic cookie that I’ve been making since I learned to bake. It never goes out of favor. How could it? It’s just too dang good. ;)

goofyfrito  on September 15th, 2010

Thanks for your comment! Those cookies look fabulous - I love cookie/brownie combinations and powdered sugar is always a good thing :)

Monet  on September 15th, 2010

Thank you for visiting my blog…and bringing good news. These crinkle cookies look delicious. I love the contrast!

Jessica  on September 15th, 2010

These sounds delicious! yum!

Mary  on September 15th, 2010

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! Would be lovely to meet you next year :D

@Patty Price - Thanks very much for congrats for Top 9 for my appie pie, Patty! I was surprised but very happy :D Give a try at these cookies. They are really good….mmmm

@Carolyn Jung - Wow… are way, way ahead of me in baking! But I’m catching up :D I’m so glad that I tried these beautiful cookies….really good like you said….yum.

@goofyfrito - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment!

@Monet - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment!

@Jessica - Thanks very much, Jessica! :D

5 Star Foodie  on September 15th, 2010

Yummy cookies!

Mary  on September 15th, 2010

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

Sanjeeta kk  on September 16th, 2010

Lovely to have come across your site. The cookies look delicious. Hope to come for more such scrumptious treats soon. Best wishes.

Gail Rast  on September 16th, 2010

They look very tempting indeed!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on September 20th, 2010

I must try these cookies, I just saw them on He Eats / @theboywhobakes on Twitter AKA Edd from Great British Bake Off too.

Teddy  on September 26th, 2010

I am able to almost taste this already, too bad I don’t have the ingredients in the house at the or else I would have made one (or two ;)) immediately.

Mary  on September 27th, 2010

@Sanjeeta kk - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Sanjeeta! :D

@Gail Rast - Thanks very much, Gail! :D

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Give a try. They are beautiful and delicious :D

@Teddy - Give a try when you have the ingredients! I’m sure they will put smiles on your face :D

Rachel  on January 4th, 2011

Oh boy. These look like my kind of cookie, and I love the idea of using spelt flour! I’ll definitely be giving these a try ASAP!!

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