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No one will guess these Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies come from a box! It’s so easy to make crinkle cookies out of cake mix with only 4 ingredients. If you need an EASY cookie recipe – be sure to try this one! Easy cookies for a busy season – that’s the perfect recipe, don’t you think?

Easy Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies - this easy recipe combines cake mix cookies with an easy crinkle cookie recipe! No one will guess they're from a cake mix.

Crinkle Cookies with Cake Mix

These days it seems like my time is super thin, between working and being a parent…there’s not a lot of extra time. I’m trying to create shortcuts wherever I can, especially because I really want to enjoy the holidays.

These cookies are some of my favorite ones because they’re so easy. Cake Mix Crinkles are even better because they’re a little fancier (perfect for Christmas) and no one will know they’re from a cake mix!

I always love crinkle cookies at Christmas. They seem so festive, kind of like snowball cookies. We used to make chocolate crinkle cookies when I was a kid and I remember loving them. Whatever your reason for making cookies with a mix, these are a great go-to recipe for any occasion.

ingredients in cake mix crinkle cookies

4 Ingredients Needed

  • You can use ANY flavor cake mix. Lemon, chocolate, yellow, strawberry: you name it you can use it. Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are some of my favorite behind these! That makes it SO easy to make a ton of different flavor cookies for your holiday platters without all the work and extra ingredients.
  • Eggs: Be sure to use large eggs.
  • Vegetable Oil: Makes these easy to mix!

How to make Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

  1. Choose your cake mix flavor. Use whatever flavor you like, or pick a few!
  2. I love using vegetable oil which keeps them tender, but if you want to make cake mix cookies with butter, you can use melted butter instead.
  3. Use your favorite mix-ins (optional). I used chocolate chips in these crinkle cookies but you could leave them out. Or, add mint chip pieces or M&Ms or chopped candy.
  4. The dough is sticky, so if it’s too soft, chill it for 30 minutes before baking.
  5. I like to roll these in powdered sugar before baking – that’s what makes them crinkly!
Stack of easy cake mix crinkle cookies with chocolate chips.

Tip From Dorothy

Expert Tips

  • The dough will be sticky but that’s ok. If it’s too hard to work with, chill it.
  • Skip the add-ins for a plain cookie! We also love adding nuts, like pecans or walnuts.
  • Can you freeze cake mix cookies? I always freeze cookies (learn how to freeze desserts). Simply stack them between paper towels or wax paper in an airtight container and freeze for up to a month. You may need to re-roll them in powdered sugar when thawing.
Stack of Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Crinkles

Easy Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies Recipe

3.85 from 46 votes
Easy Cake Mix Cookies – this easy recipe combines cake mix with an easy crinkle cookie recipe! No one will guess they're from a cake mix.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 22 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) yellow cake mix (or any flavor)
  • ½ cup (118ml) vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips (or other mix-in, like M&Ms)
  • 1 cup (113g) Powdered sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with silat baking mats.
  • Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs with a hand or a stand mixer until a sticky dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips. If dough is too wet to handle, chill for 30 minutes.
  • Place about 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl. Scoop 2 tablespoon sized balls of dough and coat them with powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheets. Bake immediately (or powdered sugar will dissolve) for about 10-12 minutes. Cool at least 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Cake Mix Recipes

Last Updated on December 10, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Unbelievably delicious cookie from a yellow cake mix! I included 1 cup chopped pecans n cooked them 15 min. Thank you