My only bit of advice is the following: our local groceries do not sell the 18.25 box of cake mix. When I used the standard 15.25 box, the cookies were too moist (I hate that word also). So, I purchased 2 boxes of mix to augment the smaller box.
This was a great recipe. I made these cookies along with some chocolate chip cookies. These went in 10-minutes... beat chocolate chip hands down.
Just made these for the first time. Followed Karen's directions exactly, including allowing the formed cookies to dry a little before rolling in powdered sugar. Turn out perfect! Took some to my daughter and grandchildren. She called me later declaring she plans to hide the cookies and eat them all herself! lol!
I made these with Duncan Hines fudge chocolate cake mix. They were fast and easy to make. I let them dry a while before rolling in sugar. They came out a little flat, but nicely cracked. I then tried ti with DH lemon cake mix. I liked these even better with the tart lemon and sugar. They didn't not flatten as much as the chocolate. Thanks for a great recipe.
Use a dark chocolate cake mix! YUMMY!
I've never made crinkles before and always have trouble with normal cookies coming out hard. We have a Christmas party coming up and I wanted to bring something easy. I had a box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix in the cabinet so I figured why not a test run before I go buy something else. They came out awesome! They were so moist and chewy and my boyfriend just loves them. I'll definitely be making this for the party but with the Betty Crocker Supermoist Devils Food cake mix instead. Thanks so much for this recipe!
I have been making these for years. They are very easy to make and a hit with everyone. I changed to Duncan Hines Orange Supreme cake mix for one batch for a party and everyone wanted the recipe.
I have been making this recipe for years, but not rolling them in sugar. Instead I add butterscotch chips to them. Everyone loves the fudgey flavor.
I made these for a Red Hats Christas party and was embarrassed that someone else had made them too - from scratch and they were soooo much better than mine. I did add the vanilla. The flavor wasn't the problem, the fact was that they were way small, and a dull grayish brown, not rich and fudgy looking like the ones made from scratch. Think I'll go back to the old fashioned way. Somethings just don't do well to take short cuts!
I was desperate for a recipe for a cookie exchange happening tomorrow! The recipe I was going to make (No bake chocolate oatmeal cookies -- went totally wrong!!!! ) So this recipe was suggested to me. What I did was put the oven on 360, and cooked for the full 10 min. Instead of rolling the cookies with confectionary sugar on my hands as suggested, I formed the cookie balls, then I rolled them on a plate coating them completely with the sugar that way. I also used just a tad less than 1/4 c. oil. I will be making these again and again and again!!