Clever Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies


These cake mix crinkle cookies are made with a formula that works with just about any cake mix of a certain weight. If you don't love to measure, this 4-ingredient recipe is your ticket to cookie bliss! You can find 3 variations below. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
48 cookies

This cake mix crinkle cookie recipe is the baking shortcut you never knew you needed. Believe it or not, these crowd-pleasing cake mix crinkle cookies come together with just four easy-to-find ingredients!

Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies Ingredients

These are the four ingredients you'll need to make this cake mix crinkle cookie recipe:

· Cake mix: This recipe calls for white cake mix, but you can mix it up by using any flavor you like! Make sure your box is between 15.25 and 16.5 ounces.
· Eggs: Two large eggs lend moisture and help bind the cookie dough together.
· Butter: Six tablespoons of melted butter add moisture and richness.
· Sugar: Each ball of cookie dough is rolled in powdered sugar before baking.

How to Make Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

Making these cake mix crinkle cookies is as easy as can be. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

1. Stir the first three ingredients together.
2. Shape the dough into balls, then roll in sugar.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are set.

More Variations

Shake things up with one of these delicious and fun twists on classic white cake mix cookies:

· To make lemon crinkle cookies: Use lemon cake mix and, if desired, add 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest to the dough.
· To make chocolate crinkle cookies: Use chocolate cake mix.
· To make snickerdoodle crinkle cookies: Use vanilla cake mix and roll dough balls in a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon instead of powdered sugar before baking.

How to Store Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

Allow the cake mix crinkles to cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for three to five days.

Can You Freeze Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies?

Yes! You can freeze cake mix cookies for up to three months. Arrange them on a baking sheet, cover, and flash freeze for a few hours or up to overnight. Transfer to a freezer-safe container.

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 2 large eggs

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Stir cake mix, eggs, and butter together in a large bowl to form a soft cookie dough.

  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar to coat. Set balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, one pan at a time, just until edges are firm and cracks appear slightly moist, 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on pans for 3 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

59 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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