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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

I love cookies.  Growing up, we didn't always have dessert, but when we did, it was often cookies.  Always three.  I think three must be some sort of magic number, at least when it comes to cookies.

I had to make a baked good for The Girl's water polo sleepover, and I immediately thought of cookies.  I had plans to make some sugar cookies, decorated in a water polo theme, but found myself with only about 90 minutes to make them and get her to the the sleepover.

Something fast?  Cake mix cookies?  Something that doesn't look fast?  Hmm...  I thought if I rolled them in powdered sugar, they would look a bit fancier.  What do you think?

Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies


  • 1 box any flavor Duncan Hines cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Confectioners sugar for rolling


Using a stand mixer, mix the butter and cake mix together.  Add the eggs and mix until blended.   {once it was mixed I added some sprinkles for a little color}

Spread confectioners sugar onto a piece of parchment paper.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the parchment paper and roll into balls.  The dough will be soft, so work gently.

Place the balls onto a silpat-lined cookie sheet and press down slightly.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

They are done when the cookies are just set and the edges are golden brown.  You will need to be careful as you remove the cookies from the cookie sheet - they will be quite soft.

Don't worry - when they cool, they are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

And look - beautiful, uniform cookies.  Like you baked all day.

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  1. Those look SO easy and good....

  2. I love any kind of cake mix cookie. These look great. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Thursdays!! Nichi

  3. I love cake mix crinkle cookies!! I'd also love if you'd come and link up to Simple Supper Tuesday. These would be a great simple dessert to go with a simple supper :o)

  4. I love cake cookies! I'll need to remember to roll them in powdered sugar! YUM!