Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies

April 20, 2020
Taking advantage of boxed cake mix as their base, Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies are super easy to make.  Hardly any measuring, just a few basic ingredients, amazingly quick to mix up -- and an especially fabulous recipe to get kids baking.  But believe me, just because they're a great starter recipe for kids doesn't mean the grown-ups won't love the recipe, too!  These cake mix cookies are great for anyone who wants to whip up a tasty cookie quickly and easily.
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My 10-year-old daughter and I have been spending a lot of time together in the kitchen lately.  It's been fun times of baking her classic favorites like buttermilk banana bread and coconut macaroons, trying out new recipes, and -- the most fun of all -- working toward getting her independent with a few recipes she can make completely on her own.

It's a joy to see her pride and sense of accomplishment shine when she feels the success of cooking or baking something totally on her own.

She's always helped me in the kitchen -- measuring, getting out ingredients, mixing, and taste-testing.  But it's a completely different experience and level of responsibility for her to be working toward kitchen independence.  And she loves it.

Cake mix cookies are really quite tasty.  And since they use a boxed cake mix as the base, they're really easy to make, too.

So far she's made her first cake from a box mix and frosted it -- with me just scraping a little of the batter out of the mixing bowl for her.  And has become completely independent with making scrambled eggs and our family-favorite 3-ingredient crescent sausage bites.

You know what else she's completely independent making?  These tasty Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies.  Yes, our 10-year-old Miss H. made the cookies featured in this post's photos!  Totally and completely on her own, from start to finish.  And both she and this Mom are very proud of her creation.

If you're not familiar with cake mix cookies, they're really quite good.

I was skeptical when I first tried out making cookies with cake mix, thinking they wouldn't taste all that great, or would bake up with some bizarre texture.

But that's not the case. -- Cake mix cookies are really quite tasty.  And since they use a boxed cake mix as the base, they're really easy to make, too.  Hardly any measuring, just a few basic ingredients, and super quick to mix up.

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Because they're so easy and require very little measuring, cake mix cookies are a fabulous recipe to get kids baking. -- Especially if you happen to be working toward building kitchen independence, like we are with our little Miss H.

But believe me, just because cake mix cookies are easy to make and a great starter recipe for kids doesn't mean the grown-ups won't love the recipe, too!  Cake mix cookie recipes are great for anyone who wants to whip up a tasty cookie quickly and easily.

This Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies recipe takes just 5 simple ingredients:
  1. a box of Devil's Food cake mix
  2. canola or vegetable oil
  3. eggs
  4. vanilla extract, and
  5. some powdered sugar, for rolling the cookies

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To whip up a batch, simply stir together the dry cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until the mixture comes together to form a dough.  

The ingredients come together really easily, so you don't even need to use an electric mixer.  Mixing by hand works just fine.  

Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to make dough easier to work with for rolling.

Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies Batter Image

Once the dough has chilled a bit, use your hands to roll the dough into 1-inch balls. 

Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and roll each dough ball in powdered sugar, coating the cookie dough ball completely.

Truly, the more fully coated the dough is with powdered sugar, the prettier the crinkle result will be on the baked cookies.

Rolling Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies in Powdered Sugar Image

Place the sugar-covered dough balls on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart so they have some room to spread as they bake.

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Bake the cookies up for about 10 minutes, and then cool them on the pan for a minute before removing them to a rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies on Baking Sheet Image

Then you're ready to enjoy one very tasty batch of cake mix chocolate cookies!

So if you're looking for a truly easy, truly tasty cookie recipe to bake up, give these Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies a try.  Hardly any measuring, just a few basic ingredients, amazingly quick to mix up -- and an especially fabulous recipe to get the kiddos involved in the kitchen.  

But believe me, just because they're a great starter recipe for kids doesn't mean the grown-ups won't love the recipe, too!  These cake mix cookies are great for anyone who wants to whip up a tasty cookie quickly and easily.

Check out these other tasty chocolate cookies:
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Yield: about 32-36 cookies
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Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies

Taking advantage of boxed cake mix as their base, Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies are super easy to make. Hardly any measuring, just a few basic ingredients, amazingly quick to mix up -- and an especially fabulous recipe to get kids baking. But believe me, just because they're a great starter recipe for kids doesn't mean the grown-ups won't love the recipe, too! These cake mix cookies are great for anyone who wants to whip up a tasty cookie quickly and easily.
Prep time: 20 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 30 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) box Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1/3 c. canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • about 1/4 c. powdered sugar, for rolling

Instructions:

How to make Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together dry cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until the mixture comes together to form a dough.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to make dough easier to work with for rolling.
  3. Use your hands to roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl and roll each dough ball in powdered sugar, coating it completely.
  4. Place sugar-covered dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350℉ for 9-11 minutes or until set.
  5. Cool on pan for 1 minute; remove to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  6. Store tightly covered in an airtight container.
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4 comments

  1. can you sub dark chocolate cake mix

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  2. I make these with red and green M&Ms for our cooky walk at our church bazaar in Nov. They always go well!

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  3. Those turned out beautifully! Tell your daughter I'm proud of her, too! I haven't used cake mix for cookies' I've seen recipes now and then but was never tempted until now!! Great post!!

    Molie

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  4. Amazing photos and idea! Well done to you and your daughter and thanks for sharing such a lovely idea! E :-)

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