These cake mix crinkle cookies are made with just 4 ingredients making them the perfect easy holiday sweet treat!
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?
Not only are these little cookies incredibly easy to make, but they taste delicious and are beautiful to look at.
We love using cake mix recipes any time of year, but during the holidays especially it can be a major time saver!
If you want to make some classic holiday desserts in a fraction of the time, some of our favorites include cake mix sugar cookies, cake mix Christmas cookies, cake mix snickerdoodles, cake mix funfetti cookies, cake mix spice cookies, and Christmas cookie bars.
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
- powdered sugar: this is how you get the crinkle look on your 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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Do I have to use olive oil?
No. Any kind of neutral oil will work for this recipe. Vegetable oil is a common substitute for my cake mix recipes.
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- 1 box devil’s food cake mix
- ⅓ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Mix together the chocolate cake mix, oil, and eggs until well combined
- Cover and chill the 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
- Store in an airtight container once cooled
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g