Chocolate Absinthe Crinkle Cookies
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4.5 from 2 votes

Dark Chocolate Absinthe Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies are soft and fudge brownie-like on the inside with a crispy, sugar-coated exterior.  The absinthe adds a bouquet of botanical flavors to the chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate crinkle cookie recipe, crinkle cookies, dark chocolate absinthe
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Stef


Cookie Ingredients

  • 12 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup absinthe
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  • In a small saucepan on low heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and let cool until you can touch it without burning yourself.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together eggs, absinthe and sugar.
  • Mix in chocolate mixture.
  • Mix in almond meal, flour, and baking soda until just combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for four hours or overnight.

Topping Instructions

  • Mix sugar and powdered sugar in a small bowl.

Assembly and Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Use a one tablespoon scoop to scoop out dough and roll with your hands to form balls.
  • Roll balls in topping and place 2" apart on a parchment- or Silpat-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake until cookies are just set and look puffed and cracked (about 10-12 minutes), rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower oven racks halfway through.
  • Set cookie sheets on wire racks to cool for one minute.
  • Transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days, or freeze up to three months.


If you don't like absinthe, I encourage you to experiment with making these cookies using your favorite flavored liqueur. I think that a fruity liqueur like Chambord (raspberry) would work great!


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.4mg