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Fudgy Chocolate Cake Mix crinkle cookies

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These thin, chewy and fudgy cake mix chocolate crinkle cookies are made using devil’s food cake mix. They are the perfect cookie when you are short on time or just want to make something quick and hassle free.



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Thin and fudgy cake box chocolate crinkle cookies

Alright you guys! We are literally almost there…

Have you guys made you Christmas/holiday cookies yet or are we procrastinating to the fullest? I am not gonna lie, I did procrastinate a little but only because I had so much to do.

This delicious fudgy delicious cake mix crinkle cookies are exactly what you need if you are looking for a last minute party dessert or gift, or cookies to put out for Santa *wink wink*

I made these no chill chocolate crinkle cookies because I needed something fast to fill up all my last minute cookie boxes. I will share those whenever I get a photo!

Of course, we snuck out a couple to eat them right as they came out of the oven (we obviously waited for them to cool before we did this!) and OMG… They don’t even taste like they’re made with cake mix.

If that’s not amazing I don’t know what is!

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What the heck is a crinkle cookie?

Crinkle cookies are one of the coolest cookies ever… That’s all you need to know!

Just kidding, but these cookies are soft cookies that were rolled in powdered sugar and then develop little cracks when they’re baked. They make for the most fun cookie ever!

Cake Mix Chocolate crinkle cookies

Ingredients to make the best cake mix chocolate crinkle cookies

This recipe doesn’t need much ingredient because it used chocolate cake mix as the base! All you need to do is add a couple of wet ingredients, roll them in sugar, bake and wait for the magic to happen!

How to make THE BEST think cake mix chocolate crinkle cookies?

  • Mix the wet ingredient together then add in the dry ingredient. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Make cookie balls using a small cookie scooper. Roll into balls and coat in the granulated sugar first then coat them in powdered sugar second.
  • Bake the cookies at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before trying to pick them up. Enjoy!

These cookies are so easy that they can become your favorite holiday tradition to make with the kiddos!


The best cake mix crinkle cookies

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Fudgy Cake Mix Chocolate crinkle cookies

This is the easiest chocolate crinkle cookie recipe when you are short on time. It only needs 3-ingredients and extra sugar for coating!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 box Devil's food cake chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350F Then line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl mix the eggs and oil with a hand mixer until they are fully incorporated.
  • Add in the chocolate cake mix and mix again until the batter is a little lighter in color. This will take around 3-4 minutes.
  • Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out 18-19 balls. Roll the cookie dough balls to coat them with the granulated sugar first.
    Coat the crinkle cookie in granulated sugar
  • After having dipped the cookies in granulated sugar now is time to coat them with the powdered sugar. Place the coated cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
    Coating the chocolate crinkle cookies in the powdered sugar
  • Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
    Final bake mix chocolate crinkle cookies


These cookies an be stored in an airtight container at room temp for up to 3 days. They can also be stored in an airtight container and frozen for up to a month. 
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Tips for making the best chocolate cake mix crinkle cookies

Do not skip the granulated sugar! a lot of the recipe don’t use granulated sugar, but make sure to use it because it will keep the cookie dough from absorbing the powdered sugar .

Make sure that all your ingredients are at room temp! When everything is at room temperature you will have an easier time mixing them together.

Don’t over-bake the cookies! These cookies are going to look like they’re not baked enough, especially where the cookie cracks but just trust me! They will continue baking as you pull these chocolate crinkle cookies out of the oven 🙂

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before trying to pick them up! If you don’t they’ll just break on you and that’s no fun. They are thin and can be flimsy at first so let them cool enough before touching them.

Thin and Fudgy cake mix chocolate crinkle cookies

Can you freeze these crinkle cookies from cake mix?


To freeze them before baking, roll them into cookie balls and freeze them on a parchment lined baking sheet. When they are completely frozen, transfer them to an airtight container. They will last up to 3 months this way, just make sure to thaw them out overnight in the fridge then coating them in both sugars before baking again.

I would not recommend freezing them baked because the sugar will somewhat dissolve and they won’t look as yummy anymore!

Crinkle cake mix chocolate cookies

Crinkle cookies variation

The best thing about these crinkle cookies from cake mix is that they can be easily customizable to your own taste! For this recipe specifically, you could add chocolate chips for extra chocolate. You could also go with peppermint flavor or coffee flavor for the perfect holiday cookie recipe!

This recipe can also be made using any cake mix you have on hand! I have seen many strawberry cake mix crinkle cookies as well as red velvet cake mix cookies. These look absolutely gorgeous.

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