Christmas Crinkle Cookies add a festive splash of color to your holiday cookie platters. Crinkle cookies are super easy to make and they disappear in a flash.
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It’s Friday, and that means the end of #ChristmasCookies Week. I’m ending the week with a colorful cookie made from a cake mix. Christmas Crinkle Cookies will surely put a smile on your face with their pop of color and then when you taste them, oh so good! On Monday, I shared these Raspberry Shortbread Cookies with an almond glaze and then on Wednesday these Cinnamon Pecan Snickerdoodles made their debut. Each day there was also a list of other Christmas Cookies being shared from a group of bloggers. Check them out!
We are also very fortunate that two amazing sponsors sent us goodies to use in our recipes and have generously provided an awesome prize package to be given away. You can enter the giveaway at the end of this post and see all of today’s recipes that are linked. So many yummy cookies to be made and shared.
Tips to Make Christmas Crinkle Cookies:
I used a white cake mix for these cookies and with cake mixes all of the ingredients are already in there for you, but I like to bump up the vanilla in the boxed mixes. Gives it more of an oomph, if you will. Using Adams Best Vanilla Extract gives these cookies such a wonderful vanilla flavor without being too strong.
I recommend using food coloring gel to get the red and green colors, but regular food coloring will work as well. You may have to use more to get the color you desire.
Allow the cookies to cool a minute or two on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack.
Christmas Crinkle Cookies
- 1 box white cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- red and green food coloring gel
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degree and line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
- Mix eggs, oil, vanilla, and cake mix in a large bowl.
- Divide the dough into two equal amounts and place each in a small bowl.
- Add red food coloring to one bowl and green to the other.
- Mix each one till the color is fully incorporated into the dough. I used spoon but you can use your hands as well.
- Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes to make the dough a more easy to work with and to get fluffier cookies.
- Using a tablespoon cookie scoop to measure out the dough. Then roll each dough ball in powdered sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. *If you find the dough is too sticky, add about one tablespoon of flour to the dough and work that in.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes at 375 degrees, allow to cool a minute or two on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack.
Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.
Check out Friday’s Recipes:
Brown Butter Thumbprint Cookies by Food Above Gold
Buttered Pecan Shortbread Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Candy Cane Whoopie Pies by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Cherry Pecan Shortbread Rounds by Family Around the Table
Chocolate Cherry Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
Chocolate-Dipped Christmas Butter Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Christmas Crinkle Cookies by Blogghetti
Christmas Pecan Bar Cookies by Intelligent Domestications
Cinnamon Roll Blondies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Dark Chocolate Dipped Citrus Spice Shortbread by The Spiffy Cookie
Easy Italian Pizzelles by Frugal & Fit
Ginger Spice Cookies by Red Cottage Chronicles
Kahlua Hot Chocolate Cookies by Books n’ Cooks
Linzer Cookies by Palatable Pastime
Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe by Everyday Eileen
Pecan Pie Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
Pecan Pie Cut Out Cookies by Love and Confections
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Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck says
The color of these cookies is AMAZING! Perfect for prettying up a Christmas cookie tray!
The food coloring makes such a difference! These are awesome for the holidays.
I’d love to wrap a few of these up for my Christmas guests to take home! They are so very festive.
Sue Lau says
The colors on these are so festive it’s a must-bake for anyone’s cookie list!
I can’t believe you made these with cake mix! They look so delicious and festive.
Cheese Curd In Paradise says
These cookies are so festive and cute! I love the green and red.
These cookies are so festive! Putting these on my list to make with the kiddos.
What can I use to substitute oil?
I haven’t tried it with anything but veg oil. You could use coconut oil or try melted butter, but I have not used either of those to say if it would turn out the same.
Do you use vanilla in the cookies?
Yes, you do. Thank you for catching that – I updated the recipe. It’s 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Sorry I didn’t see the comment earlier.