These brownie mix crinkle cookies — some people call them “crackle” cookies — have to be the easiest things I’ve ever baked. This recipe simplifies the crinkle/crackle process by using a boxed brownie mix, which means I save time and I know they’re going to be perfect.
You can use any boxed brownie mix, but I chose Ghirardelli double chocolate brownie mix with chocolate chips. Go big or go home, right?!
My favorite part of making these cookies was having Harris join in. I can say from experience that your kids will have so much fun rolling the cookies in powdered sugar and they will definitely enjoy eating them.
I know the idea of combining kids and powdered sugar can be daunting, but by the time the cookies were finished baking I’d already cleaned everything up and we had so much fun actually making the mess I didn’t mind at all. Truly!
I haven’t met a single person who hasn’t loved these little brownie/cookie bites of heaven. And when I think about it, I’m not sure I want to know someone who doesn’t love a chocolate cookie anyway! ? You’ll have to try them and let me know what you think. Just don’t get mad at me if you eat the entire batch! They’re that good…
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Brownie Mix Crinkle Cookies
- 1 box brownie mix (18-20 oz)
- 1-1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or applesauce)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (more, if needed)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine brownie mix, 1 cup of flour, oil and eggs in a large bowl.
- Add flour until the batter is thick and not too sticky.
- Scoop 2 Tbsp of batter and roll into a ball and coat with powdered sugar.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes.
These are dangerously good! Thanks for the idea. I always mess up brownies but this way is perfect and even better than a traditional brownie!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them!
How many does this recipe make?
I just made these and using a cookie scoop with the 2 tablespoon size, I got 42 cookies. Also I did a few at 11 minutes and the rest at the 13 minutes.
Perfect! I hope you loved them as much as we do 🙂
Daisi these were sooooo easy and delicious. Who doesn’t like brownies right? I also love that with using the scoop the size was consistent and they all turned out perfect. I’ll definitely make more often since I keep a box of Ghiradelli brownie mix in the pantry.
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Approximately 40 cookies, I will update the recipe – thank you!
Made these and did not like. They came out cakey, not chewy or crispy on the edges. Way too much flour called to be added I think. If you cut the added flour by half (3/4 cup) they’d probably spread more and crinkle nicer.
I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy them
Do you use self-rising flour or all-purpose flour? Very important!
I use all-purpose flour – I have updated the recipe notes!
Andrea J Anderson
So awesome and easy! I used just a little less flour as I didn’t want to run to the store 🙂
They turned out perfect! Thank for the fun idea! Happy Holidays!
How big are these cookies? Is it possible to use bigger balls for larger cookies?
They aren’t too big – I think if you wanted bigger, you could definitely make bigger balls.