Sometimes I am on it. And sometimes it dawns on me that a month ago I promised to send in two dozen cookies for the teachers tomorrow. Yikes! I know that I am not the only one who needs emergency cookies now and again, right?! That’s when I break out the easiest cookie I know — the crinkle cookie. And just in time for Christmas, I created red and green Christmas Crinkle Cookies. (Also known as Christmas Crackle Cookies.)
These cookies become my go-to so often that I regularly keep a box of cake mix in my pantry, even though I have never once baked a cake. That way as long as I have two eggs, I can make cookies.
Always on the search for fewer artificial ingredients in my family’s life, I was intrigued to discover Pillsbury™ Purely Simple™ cake mix and frostings. The Purely Simple contains simple ingredients with no colors, preservatives or artificial flavors, and it still has that delicious homemade taste. It sounded like the perfect base for my Christmas Crinkle Cookies.
So easy, so quick, so delicious.
Quick and easy Christmas cookies for the teachers.
Christmas Crinkle Cookies
- Pillsbury™ Purely Simple™ White Cake Mix
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- Red and green food coloring
Mix eggs, oil and cake mix in a large bowl.
Separate dough into two equal amounts.
In small bowls dye one part red and the other part green. The dough has play dough-like consistency, so I found it easiest to mix the colors by hand.
Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes to create fluffier cookies.
Roll tablespoon size balls of dough in powdered sugar and place on a Silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-11 minutes at 375 degrees.
What is your favorite dessert to bake at Christmastime?
If you love these Christmas Crinkle cookies, you will love these Lemon Crackle Cookies. Same idea, just lemon!