Thursday, January 21, 2016

Oh, the ease of Cake Mix Cookies

I meant to share this recipe last week after I had my small tea party for two friends, but since I found this recipe still sitting in a folder on my computer desktop, I knew that meant I'd forgotten to post it! I'm betting many of you have made Cake Mix Cookies before, but if you haven't, this is a super easy recipe it's good to have on hand. The ones I made here were with the Betty Crocker Party Rainbow Chip variety of cake mix.

I'd made some cookies from a boxed cake mix years ago and enjoyed them, but I forgot about them until my pen pal, Sandy, favored me with a few recipes in her last letter. This one, she called Fudge Crinkle Cookies, and she used the Betty Crocker Supermoist Devil's Food Cake Mix. Because I wanted to send some of the leftover cookies home to two little girls, the daughters of my friend Angie, I thought the colorful sprinkles in this variety would be nice to use for the girls. But to my surprise and delight, it was my other friend, Amy, whose young adult sons raved over the cookies I sent her home with, and one of them asked if she knew me well enough to request the recipe. I thought that was amusing considering how easy these cookies are to make! So here they are as I made them, and next time, I'm making the chocolate ones as Sandy does.

Crinkle Cookies

1 box cake mix (I suspect any flavor will do)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix (by hand) cake mix, oil, and eggs until a dough forms. Dust hands with powdered sugar, roll batter into 1 inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Refrigerate 10 minutes. (Sandy notes that this step gives cookies the “crinkle” look and keeps them from absorbing the sugar.) Then bake for 10-11 minutes or until set. Deliciously easy!


  1. What versatility with a cake mix. I will have to try it next time I make cookies. My boys will love them. Christy in Tulsa.

  2. They look yummy! I'm going to try them with a lemon cake mix. I love lemon treats at tea time.

  3. Yum! I've never made cake mix cookies before.

  4. Now that sound simple and good. Never heard of cake mix cookies.


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