Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

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These cake mix crinkle cookies are perfect for Christmas baking! All you need is just 4 ingredients to make these fudge crinkle cookies.

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These are the best easy crinkle cookies!

Not only are these fudge crinkle cookies incredibly easy to make, but they taste delicious and are beautiful to look at. A must have on your holiday baking list!

Crinkle cookies are a favorite Christmas dessert and the fudgy chocolate version are my favorite! Did you know you can make crinkle cookies from a box of chocolate cake mix?

We love using cake mix recipes any time of year, but during the holidays especially it can be a major time saver!

cake mix crinkle cookies stacked

Ingredients to make cake mix crinkle cookies

  • devil’s food chocolate cake mix: or any boxed chocolate cake mix
  • oil: any neutral oil such as olive oil or vegetable oil
  • eggs
  • powdered sugar: this is how you get the crinkle look on your cookies
ingredients needed to make cake mix crinkle cookies

How to make chocolate crinkle cookies with cake mix

Step 1: Place the chocolate cake mix in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and oil. You can use any neutral oil for this recipe. We used olive oil, but vegetable oil will also work the same.

Step 2: Mix the oil and eggs into the cake mix until the batter is thick and fudgy.

Step 3: Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour. Wondering why are my crinkle cookies not crinkling? It’s because you skipped this step. Chilling the dough is absolutely necessary in order for the cookies to crinkle.

Step 4: Remove the crinkle cookie dough from the fridge and roll it into balls. Roll each ball into powdered sugar and place it on a baking sheet.

Step 5: Bake the cake mix crinkle cookies at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

chocolate crinkle cookies on a wire cooling rack

Crinkle cookies are such a pretty dessert and these ones taste like a rich fudgy cookie. Save time this Christmas and try these crinkle cookies made with cake mix, no one will ever know!

chocolate cake mix crinkle cookies

Like all of my other cake mix cookie recipes, these crinkle ones make a great treat that kids can help with. My kids love to help stir and mix and roll the dough in powdered sugar.

It’s a great simple recipe to get the whole family in the kitchen together making holiday memories!

holding a crinkle cookie

Serve these cookies at a holiday party, or bake them at home to enjoy on a weekend cozied up by the fireplace watching Christmas movies.

These are so yummy and sure to be a hit with anyone who tries them!

Nothing is better than cookies and milk and this recipe is no exception to that rule. I love serving these with a mug of cold milk!

How to store

Leftover crinkle cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

dipping a cookie in milk

Can I use a different flavor cake mix?

Yes! Any kind of cake mix will work for this recipe. Just make sure you always chill the dough first.

What kind of oil can I use?

Any kind of neutral oil will work for this recipe. Vegetable oil is a common substitute olive oil in my cake mix recipes.

taking a crinkle cookie from a platter
cake mix crinkle cookies stacked
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4.69 from 32 votes

Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

By: Joy Shull
These easy fudge crinkle cookies are made using a box of cake mix!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 22 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions 

  • Mix together the chocolate cake mix, oil, and eggs until well combined
  • Cover and chill the cookie dough for one hour in the fridge
  • Roll the dough into balls and roll each ball well in powdered sugar, then place onto a baking sheet
  • Bake the cake mix crinkle cookies at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely
  • Once cooled, store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.001g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 165mg, Potassium: 69mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 22IU, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg
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