lemon crinkle cookies

Super Easy Crinkle Cookies

These cookies were in my cookie recipe collection for what feels like forever and they are one of my favorite – not only because I love the soft and chewy goodness of them, but because they are so ridiculously easy to make. When cookie craving time hits,  or I need a contribution for a cookie exchange or a quick dessert, this recipe is at the top of my list.

My favorite is lemon, but you can change up the cake mix you use to make the cookies — try out chocolate, red velvet, carrot,  spice or pineapple — well, you get the idea. Just make sure you allow these to cool a minute or two before taking them from the baking sheet to place on a cooling rack.

Because these are rolled in confectioners sugar prior to baking, I find lining my sheets with parchment paper is the way to go for ease of clean up. Make sure your cookie dough balls are nicely coated with the sugar before baking.

Super Easy Crinkle Cookies

Recipe by A Coalcracker in the KitchenCourse: DessertsCuisine: Coal RegionDifficulty: Easy
Cooking time



Soft and chewy, these cookies are ridiculously easy to make.


  • 1 box cake mix (I like Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker lemon or flavor of your choice)

  • 1 beaten egg

  • 2 cups thawed Cool Whip (regular, not reduced fat or fat free)

  • Approximately 1/2 cup to 1 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, beaten egg, and thawed Cool Whip.  Mix well to form a sticky batter.
  • Roll dough into tablespoonful sized pieces and roll in confectioners sugar.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are golden.
  • Cool 1 – 2 minutes on baking sheet; then remove to wire rack to cool completely.


  • Experiment by changing the cake mix you use to make the cookies — try out chocolate, red velvet, orange, carrot,  spice or pineapple. Use your imagination.