So why crinkle cookies? Well, back when I was in high school, my sister and I decided it would be fun to start a holiday tradition of baking cookies for the holidays. Sugar cookies were too boring for our tastes and chocolate chip cookies were too common. We had no idea what to make that would be easy and good. When we looked in the pantry, there was a box of Devil's Food cake mix sitting there and my sister asked if we could make some cookies using it. Then to our surprise, printed on the box was a recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Five ingredients was all that was needed - a box of cake mix, some vegetable oil, 2 eggs and powdered sugar. We were skeptical at first but after the first batch, we were sold. Ever since then, the crinkle cookies were our special holiday cookie.
recipe adapted from Betty Crocker
1 box cake mix of your choice
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, oil and eggs. Mix together with a wooden spoon until fully combined.
Shape dough into 24 evenly sized balls.
Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and roll the dough balls in the sugar to coat.
Place the powdered balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes to set.
Remove from oven and allow to rest for 1 minute on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire cooling rack.