These easy-to-make pink crinkle cookies will make your pastel-loving heart flutter with joy.
Don’t you just love making easy cookies? If you do, then you have to make these chocolate crinkle cookies next. They are just as soft and delicious!
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They’re so darn cute! And they taste perfectly sweet without being overpowering. I made them pink, but that’s just a design option. In fact, if you keep reading, I’ll share lots of tips and ideas with you so you can make these exactly how you like them.
How To Make Pink Crinkle Cookies
Have you ever made crinkle cookies before? If not, then this easy recipe is the perfect place to start. Since it uses cake mix, you really can’t mess it up.
I once had a friend tell me that she uses cake mix to bake cookies. Genius, right? Well, I’m pleased to tell you that you could make crinkle cookies the same way.
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Ingredients For Crinkle Cookies
My pink crinkle cookies require very few ingredients. What’s best is that you probably already have most of the items in your pantry.
All the exact amounts you need are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is a quick list of what you need to get from the store.
Don’t Skip the Sugar Coating
The beauty behind these little treats is their crinkly, uneven look. The recipe calls for powdered sugar to help extenuate the cookies’ unique texture.
On the other hand, granulated sugar helps keep its shape. Of course, it also gives it an extra touch of sweetness.
Use Parchment Paper
These cookies like to stick to the baking sheet, so I decided to use parchment paper and it worked like a charm! If you have a silicone baking mat, that will work too!
Don’t Forget The Powdered Sugar Coating
The powdered sugar is what gives the cookies the classic crinkle look. If you have kids, let them roll the cookies in the sugar. They will have so much fun with this step!
How To Store Extra Cookies
These are the perfect type of cookies to store in a cookie jar on your countertop. If you keep the air off of them, they will last about two weeks.
I would not store them in the refrigerator because they will dry out faster.
Add Optional Flavorings
You can use any flavor of cake mix that you like. Another option is to add a few drops of your favorite extracts or flavorings to the cookie dough. Since these are pink, you could add a few drops of peppermint extract. Then, top them with crushed peppermint candies!
Pink Crinkle Cookies
- Large bowl
- baking sheet
- 3 cups of cake mix approx. one standard box
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 drops pink gel food coloring
- ¼ cup granulated sugar poured into a bowl
- ¼ cup powdered sugar poured into a bowl
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, oil and eggs.
- Once the cookie batter forms, add pink gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
- Roll about 1 ½ tablespoons worth of batter into bowl of granulated sugar, forming it into a ball about 1 ½ inches in size.
- Next, roll coated cookie ball into powdered sugar.
- Set gently on lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart from each other.
- Bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before serving and enjoy!
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More Easy Desserts
Since these pink crinkle cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day, here are some more easy desserts you can make for this holiday too!