Hershey’s Cocoa Crinkles Recipe

hershey's cocoa crinkles

I hate seeing a good ingredient go bad, so when the expiration date on my Hershey’s cocoa powder was about up, I went searching for a good recipe to use it.

Of course, the best place to find recipes for a single ingredient is that ingredient’s website, so the first place I found was Hershey’s site, and voila! A fantastic cocoa crinkle cookie recipe.

I found the recipe easy to make, and I love putting as much powder sugar on them as I please. I noticed the instructions were a little bit different than how I like to make cookies, so I thought I’d use my instructions instead of Hershey’s recommendations, and they turned out beautifully.


  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Powdered Sugar

Step-By-Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re ready to cook.

  1. Mix sugar, cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt together (dry ingredients).
  2. Mix vegetable oil and eggs together (wet ingredients).
  3. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for several hours until its firm enough to work with. The recipe recommends at least 6 hours but an hour will do.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in powder sugar.
  6. Place balls on greased tray, about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 11 to 13 minutes until tops don’t indent when touched lightly.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before moving to wire rack. Let cool complete before serving.

Yield: 48 Cookies

Nutritional Information

This nutrition is for one cookie. I calculated this using the MyFitnessPal App. This isn’t precise because it varies depending on which brands you use and how much powdered sugar you put on the cookies.

  • Total Calories: 96
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 50.5 mg
  • Potassium: 5.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Sugars: 10.4 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: .6%
  • Iron: 1.2%

Look at Me Cook

Here’s all the dry ingredients mixed together in a pretty powder. If you’re into making gift jars for friends, this recipe would be great. Most of it is dry, and all you have to add is oil and eggs. I had some pictures of the oil and eggs together, but they didn’t look nearly as pretty.
cocoa crinkle powder

Here’s the dough all mixed together. It looks a bit like poop, but it tastes awesome, like a brownie mix.
cocoa crinkle mixed

This is what the dough looks like when it’s been shaped and rolled around in powdered sugar. They look oh so tempting already. . .
cocoa crinkle powdered ball

Here you go! The finished cookies all baked and tasty. Since the crinkles tend to split, I like to add a little bit of powder sugar after the cookies have been cooked. Be careful not to inhale when you take a bite, or you’ll choke on powder sugar.

hershey's cocoa crinkles

Yum Yum Yum!

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