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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a must-have for holiday baking. They are like a rich, brownie rolled in powdered sugar and taste like a dream.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using an electric mixer or a stand mixer, beat the butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes of mixing.
Add the egg and the vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt to the bowl and mix on low until well combined and you have a uniform dough. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to ensure the dough is mixed well.
Roll 1.5 tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in granulated sugar and then powdered sugar until completely covered.
Place the prepared dough on parchment or baking mat lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake until cookies about 1 minute after the point where they appear "cracked" and have start to spread, about 10-12 minutes total.
Let cookies cool on sheet pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store baked cookies in an airtight container for several days.