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Easy Double Chocolate Cake mix Crinkle Cookies

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There is nothing quite like an easy to make and delicious chocolate dessert. This easy Double Chocolate Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies recipe is just that. The best part is that it starts with a cake mix and ends with sweet powdered sugar.

A tray of chocolate crinkle cookies with one that has had bite.
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Making a classic crinkle cookie with boxed cake mix is such a wonderful shortcut recipe.  This delicious and chewy cookie will be one that you find yourself making over and over again.  

Not only are chocolate cake mix crinkle cookies wonderful classic Christmas cookies {so are these cookies} but these easy cookies are perfect for any occasion.  Make chocolate crackle cookies for the chocolate lovers in your life and you are sure to see many smiling faces.

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What goes into this Recipe

The ingredients needed to make chocolate. crinkle cookies.
  • Chocolate Cake Mix: Using a box of chocolate cake mix allows you to get deep chocolate flavors without a lot of ingredients. These Sheet Cake Cookies also start with a cake mix.
  • Vegetable Oil: This ingredient makes the cookies super soft. Melted butter can also be substituted.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips: You can’t have double chocolate chip cookies without another chocolate ingredient.
  • Granulated Sugar: Adding a layer of white sugar to the outside of the cookie helps to insure that the powdered sugar will not melt into the cookies.
  • Powdered Sugar: Also known as confectioners’ sugar, creates a gorgeous and sweet outside to these crinkle cookies.

See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations/Substitutions

Cake Mix: Try using another flavor of cake mix or even a box of brownie mix {be sure to add a 1/4 cup flour for brownie mix}.

Add In Ideas: White chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or caramel bits would all be great items to stir into the dough.

How to make Chocolate Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

1. Combine the cake mix, vegetable oil and large eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix using an electric mixer {or by hand} until you have a thick and sticky dough. Add the mini chocolate chips and stir them into the crinkle cookie dough until they are evenly distributed.

2. Use a medium cookie scoop {or about 2 tablespoons of dough} to scoop the cookie dough. Add the granulated sugar to a bowl and roll the cookie dough balls in it.

Steps 1 and 2 of making chocolate crinkle cookies. 1, make the dough. 2, scoop and roll in granulated sugar.

3. Add the powdered sugar to another bowl and take the dough that has been rolled in the granulated sugar and roll it the powdered sugar. Being sure to get a nice thick layer.

4. Place the cookie dough onto a silicone mat {or parchment paper} lined baking sheet. Be sure to leave enough space between them {about 2 inches} to make sure they won’t bake into each other.

Steps 3 and 4 of making chocolate crinkle cookies. 3, roll cookie dough in powdered sugar. 4, place cookies on baking sheet.

5. Bake the chocolate cookies for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies have cracked on top. Let the baked cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet.

Step 5 of making chocolate crinkle cookies. 5, bake cookies.

Expert Tips

  • Use melted butter instead of vegetable oil. You will still get the same great result but have a deeper flavor. This Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie uses melted butter and is wonderful.
  • Don’t skip the layer of granulated sugar. The powdered sugar can easily melt into the cookie while baking but the white sugar helps to keep that from happening.
  • Do not over bake the chocolate cake mix crinkle cookies. You should pull them from the oven once they start cracking and are set around the edges. This helps to create fudgy chocolate crinkle cookies.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet. This simple step uses the residual heat from the baking sheet to set the cookies up perfectly.

Storage and Freezing

Store- These chocolate crinkles store well at room temperature and in an airtight container for up to 4 days. They will keep a day or so longer when refrigerated.

Freeze- To freeze the cookies be sure that they are in a single layer {or have a layer of parchment paper between layers} and they will freeze well for up to 3 months. Be sure they are in a freezer bag or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different flavor cake mix?

Absolutely! There are many different flavors of cake mix and all of them would work well to create cake mix crinkle cookies.  

Try a vanilla cake mix for amazing vanilla crinkle cookies or a lemon mix for tart lemon crinkle cookies.

Do I need to refrigerate the dough before baking?

I did not refrigerate the dough but you definitely could do that step.  If you prefer to go this way, be sure to refrigerate for no longer than 1-2 hours, so that the dough is still easy to scoop.  Note: Chilling it before baking will give you thicker cookies.

Why are my crinkle cookies not cracking?

The main reason this could happen is that the oven isn’t hot enough. Be sure that the oven is completely preheated before adding the cookies to the oven.

A tray of chocolate crinkle cookies, made with a cake mix.

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A tray of chocolate crinkle cookies.

Easy Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A chocolate cake mix is transformed into a chocolate cookie that is coated in powdered sugar and baked to fudgy perfection.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 162kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix {13.25 ounces}
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil {or melted butter}
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together dry cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer, until the mixture comes together to form a dough.  Stir in the mini chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed.
  • Add the granulated sugar and powdered sugar to two bowls.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough into balls. Begin by rolling the cookie dough in granulated sugar {this will help the powdered sugar from melting into the cookies}. Then roll in the powdered sugar, coating it completely.
  • Place sugar-covered dough balls onto a silicone mat {or parchment paper} lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies are cracked and the edges are set. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Notes

  • Use a different flavored cake mix to change up the flavor.
  • Use melted butter instead of vegetable oil. You will still get the same great result but have a deeper flavor.
  • Don’t skip the layer of granulated sugar. The powdered sugar can easily melt into the cookie while baking but the white sugar helps to keep that from happening.
  • These chocolate crinkles store well at room temperature and in an airtight container for up to 4 days. They will keep a day or so longer when refrigerated.
  • To freeze the cookies be sure that they are in a single layer {or have a layer of parchment paper between layers} and they will freeze well for up to 3 months. Be sure they are in a freezer bag or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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