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Brownie Crinkle Cookies

My crinkle brownie cookies boast the crunch of a cookie on the outside and a chewy and fudgy brownie center. They’re moist and rich — and come together in just 15 minutes! 

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several crinkle cookies

I love having a wide selection of cookie recipes on hand for bake sales, birthday parties, and holiday get-togethers.

And, it’s also nice to have a homemade snack around the house for an after-school or after-dinner treat! I’ve been working on beefing up my recipe box for a while now.

I’ve already shared a few of my favorites, from these white chocolate raspberry cookies to no spread sugar cookies, and these fruitcake cookies.

Today’s recipe is all about chocolate!

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This crinkle brownie cookies recipe combines the beauty of a cookie with a brownie, and the results are seriously melt-in-you-mouth chocolatey goodness.

They’re so easy to make — thanks to the use of brownie mix in the batter. And if you love brownie batter, you’ll love my Edible Brownie Batter recipe!!

You’ll only need a handful of other pantry ingredients to pull it off, and they bake up in just 10 minutes. 

These crinkle cookies with brownie mix have quickly become one of my new go-to cookie recipes, and I think once you try them, you’ll agree!

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • The basic pantry ingredients you’ll need to have on hand to make these crinkle cookies with brownie mix at home. 
  • Step-by-step instructions to get the cookie dough consistency just right, and why it’s important not to skip out on the extra flour.
  • Answers to some common questions that may come up when you make crinkle brownie cookies yourself. 

Want the subtle crunch of a cookie with the chewy and fudgy consistency you’ll get with a brownie?

You’ll get the best of both with this brownie crinkle cookies recipe! 

ingredients to make brownie crinkle cookies

How To Make Crinkle Brownie Cookies

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside while you prepare your cookie dough.

STEP TWO: Add the brownie mix, flour, eggs, and melted butter to a large bowl and stir to combine. I’ve tried to make this recipe without the addition of extra flour and ended up with flat results, plus it didn’t yield the crinkle effect on top.

Don’t skip it! After stirring, the mixture should become thick like cookie dough.

brownie crinkle cookie batter in bowl

STEP THREE: Form golf ball-sized dough balls, then place them into a bowl filled with granulated sugar.

Coat, then roll them in a bowl with powdered sugar before placing them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. 

dipping cookie dough into powdered sugar

STEP FOUR: Bake your crinkle brownie cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until they have spread and the top is cracked. Allow them to cool slightly before serving!

crinkle brownie cookies on baking sheet

How Do You Get Crinkle Top On Cookies?

The first thing to remember about making crinkle cookies with brownie mix is to not skip out on the extra flour in the cookie dough batter!

You also want to make sure to dip the raw cookie dough balls in the two types of sugar as indicated above and on the recipe card below.

The added sugar will draw out the moisture in the batter and will result in that crinkle effect.

brownie crinkle cookies in a stack

Why Did My Brownie Crinkle Cookies Flatten?

I rely on the extra flour in the batter to ensure that my brownie crinkle cookies don’t flatten. You may also consider chilling the dough before popping it in the oven.

Some recipes recommend that you allow the dough to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

I personally don’t find that necessary, but you can feel free to add this step if you like.

What Are Chocolate Crinkles Made Of?

This recipe for crinkle cookies with brownie mix is sometimes called chocolate crinkles.

I like to make things easier by starting with a mix — it takes much of the guesswork in terms of adding baking soda or powder out of the mix!

Other ingredients include pantry basics like sugar, flour, and eggs. 

crinkle cookie with a bite out of it

Why Did My Crinkle Brownie Cookies Not Crinkle?

Again, some chefs recommend chilling the dough to ensure that the tops crinkle up nicely.

In some cases, the dough could spread too quickly in the hot oven and the crinkles never appear.

If you follow my instructions carefully, it shouldn’t be a problem. And, make sure that you bake your crinkle brownie cookies at 350 degrees F! Any hotter and you will run into spreading issues.

stack of crinkle brownie cookies

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crinkle cookie with a bite out of it

Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Samantha Erb
Crinkle brownie cookies are soft, chewy, and fudgy! Topped with a sweet powdered sugar coating, they’re quick and easy to prep and bake.
4.42 from 34 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 82 kcal


  • 1 box chocolate chunk brownie mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 F, line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together brownie mix, flour, eggs, and melted butter using a sturdy spoon, the mixture will be very thick like cookie dough.
  • Roll the dough into golf ball sized balls and then place into a bowl with granulated sugar to coat, followed by a bowl with powdered sugar.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart, and bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies have spread and the top is cracked.


Serving: 1gCalories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 25mgSugar: 9g
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7 thoughts on “Brownie Crinkle Cookies”

  1. These cookies taste soooooooo good. And they are way easier to make than other crinkle cookies, but taste just as good. Thank you for this recipe, its a lifesaver.

    • I’m so glad to hear that you loved the brownie crinkle cookies recipe and that you found them easy to make! It makes my heart so happy to hear you enjoyed! Thanks for your kind words.

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