Chocolate cake crinkle cookies

These bite size cookies are utterly amazing. Easy to make, no fancy ingredients, they make a spectacular pre-breakfast with a cup of coffee, and they taste like mouthfuls of chocolate cake. The recipe is from the always reliable BBC Good Food website via a friend’s teenage daughter who loves to bake. Nice one Alice! Makes 24.


60g cocoa powder

200g caster sugar

60ml veg oil

2 large eggs

180g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

50g icing sugar


  1. Sieve the cocoa powder into a large bowl, add in the caster sugar and oil and mix together well – it’ll look like large breadcrumbs.
  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined.
  3. Sieve in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of free flowing salt, and mix well to form a soft dough.
  4. Whack the bowl into the fridge for half an hour to firm up.
  5. Turn on your oven to 170C to heat up, and line 2 baking trays with parchment/greaseproof paper.
  6. Sieve the icing sugar into a shallow bowl.
  7. Scoop out a heaped teaspoon of the cookie dough, roll into a ball, then roll in the icing sugar until coated. Place on a baking tray.
  8. Keep going until you have 24 dough balls spaced out on your two trays, then bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and firm up on the trays before eating them all.

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