Sit. Stay. Cook.

Cook to live. Live to cook.

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received coupons for some Duncan Hines products in the mail last week. Part of my commitment to being a better cook includes not cooking anything that comes from a box, but I bent my rule a bit for this. Rather than making a cake according to package directions, I decided to make some of my all-time favorite (and all-time easiest) cookies: Chocolate Crinkles.

How easy are these things?

Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Crinkles
Servings: about 30 cookies

1 (18 1/4 ounce) box devil’s food cake mix
1 (8-ounce) tub Cool Whip (thawed)
1 egg
Confectioner’s sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together. Batter will be sticky. Pour some confectioner’s sugar into a shallow bowl, coat your hands with it, and roll the cookies into 1-inch balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart on Silpat-lined sheets and bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool a bit on the cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to finish cooling.

See? Easy like you wouldn’t believe, right? Perfect for last-minute gifts, snacks for work, or just because you want something chocolaty. I shared these with my office last week and they were a big hit.


  1. These are great. A friend of mine recently made a lemon version. In between scarfing down her yummy cookies I was giving her the business for using a boxed cake mix. :)

    Welcome to the Supper Club!

  2. Lynn
    3:56 pm on December 19th, 2011

    HA! I truly am torn when it comes to box mixes. On the one hand, they’re not real food. On the other, they make some pretty tasty (if not real food) desserts. All things in moderation, as they say.