Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies are so easy and quick to make. They disappear in minutes too! Perfect for those simple days when you want to spend quality, fun family time, yet have a scrumptious treat for the whole family.
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Use a box of cake mix, add eggs, oil, and vanilla. Roll in powdered sugar and bake. These Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies are super easy to make.
My First Taste of Cake Mix Cookies
Years ago, I was in a meeting at work and one of my co-workers brought in cookies. I think it was an entire batch of cake mix cookies. Well, there were ten of us in the meeting and all the cookies were gone when the three-hour meeting was finished.
We all wanted the recipe!
Imagine our surprise when she said that it was made with cake mix!
Enjoy this chocolate cookie with a cold glass of milk. Delicious combination!
Simple Dessert Recipe
I always have a box of cake mix on hand in my pantry. It is one of those things that can be a lifesaver when you need to pull something together to take to a party or serve unexpected guests.
However, sometimes, it is just wonderful to have a simple and uncomplicated recipe to make that you know your whole family loves.
This is one of those recipes.
Getting Kids to Bake
When children first start out baking, it is wonderful to have easy recipes that they can make, and you know will be a success every time. This is one of those recipes that requires little measuring. Learning how to roll the cookie balls into the powdered sugar will help build skills. This is a great way to help them develop confidence in the kitchen.
The basic recipe for the Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies recipe consists of just 5 simple ingredients. Cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla, and powdered sugar for rolling the cookies before baking.
However, you can add chocolate chips to the recipe for a delicious surprise in every bite. Today, I added ½ cup of chocolate chips and ½ cup of vanilla chips to the mix. Very fun and yummy!
Cake Mix Cookie Recipe Tips
The ingredients mix easily; therefore, just mix by hand in a large mixing bowl.
While you can use a teaspoon to make the cookie balls, I find it much easier to use a 1-inch cookie scoop. The size of the cookies is sure to be uniform, your hands stay clean too.
Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes to make it easier to work with when you roll it in the powdered sugar.
When rolling the dough in the powdered sugar, I use a spoon tol roll each ball in the sugar. Try and make sure that they are fully coated. This will help the finished cookies have a well-defined crinkle finish. In just minutes all the cookies are formed and ready for baking.
Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet about 2-inches apart as they will spread a little as they bake. I generally place 3 across and 5 down the cookie sheet. 15 sugar-coated dough balls on two cookie sheets and they are ready to bake.
Do not overbake these cookies. Eight to ten minutes is all that is needed. Once removed from the oven, place on a cooling rack. Try and cool completely before devouring these delicious treats.
These cake mix cookies are a scrumptious indulgence that are so easy to make. While this is a terrific recipe for kids, it is also a perfect go-to recipe when you want to make something that is quick and easy yet tastes great.
Recipe Box Must Have
Simple recipes, with a few ingredients from my pantry, that everyone loves are a must in my recipe box.
I now make these cookies for my co-workers and bring in a treat occasionally. It is wonderful to see the smiles on their faces as they enjoy every bite.
When I make these for a potluck or party, there are never any to take back home.
Of course, at home, they are gone in two days.
I have even made these for a housewarming gift and a get-well gift for someone on the mend.
Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar for Rolling Cookie Dough
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips or another flavor (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a mixing bowl add the eggs, oil, and vanilla.
- Add the cake mix and optional chocolate chips.
- Just mix by hand until well incorporated. Just a minute or two. Chill dough for 20 minutes for easier handling. However, if you are short on time, you can make the cookie dough balls with a cookie scoop without chilling. The dough will be a bit soft to work with.
- Use a cookie scoop to make to make the dough balls.
- Roll the cookie dough in the powdered sugar.
- Place on cookie sheet approximately 2-inches apart. I used a non-stick liner, you can use parchment paper too. Makes for easy clean-up with no sticking.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until center isjust set.
- Remove from pans after a minute or so and cool on wire racks.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.