If you're craving a batch of homemade cookies but don't have the time or ingredients to make them from scratch, chocolate crinkle cookies made with box cake mix are the perfect solution. These cookies are incredibly easy to make and require just a few simple ingredients.
Keep reading for the step-by-step directions for making these beautiful cookies.
With just a box of chocolate cake mix and a few additional ingredients, you can whip up a batch of chocolate crinkle cookies in no time. This is a great cookie recipe for a holiday celebration or a winter party. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the rich, chocolaty flavor of these simple cookies!
How to Make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix - sifted (your favorite brand)
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup melted butter (room temperature)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the chocolate cake mix (sifted), eggs, and melted butter. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined and a dough forms.
- Chill for at least 4 hours.
When Ready to Bake:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place the powdered and granulated sugars in a separate shallow bowl or plate.
- Using your hands, roll the dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
- Roll each dough ball in the granulated sugar, then powdered sugar, making sure to coat it evenly.
- Place the coated dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
- Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until they are set and crackled on top.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once cooled, enjoy these delicious homemade chocolate crinkle cookies!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you substitute melted butter with vegetable oil?
Yes, you can. The texture will remain the same. Butter adds a richer flavor and we recommend it for that reason.
Do you really need to chill the cookie dough?
No you don't. However, we recommend chilling the chocolate cookie dough for two reasons:
1. This recipe creates a very sticky cookie dough and by chilling it, it will solidify the butter and thereby making the cookie dough easier to work with.
2. Chilled cookie dough will spread less in the baking process, baking a thicker cookie. Unchilled cookie dough will spread more, and the cookie will be thinner.
Do you really need two sugars?
Yes, over the years, the most complaints we heard when making crinkle cookies is that by the time they are done baking, most of the powdered sugar melts or absorbs into the cookie. An extra coating creates a barrier between the cookie dough and the powdered sugar, and it avoids the absorption of the powdered sugar.
Do you really need to sift the chocolate cake mix?
No, but we always do no matter what we are making with the cake mix (brownie mix too, for that matter). Have you seen all the clumps in a boxed cake mix? We tend to overmix the batter when we are trying to break up the clumps. Sifting the cake mix first ensures that there are no clumps in the batter and all the ingredients are evenly distributed.