Shamrock Crinkle Cookies Recipe with Cake Mix

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Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies Recipe

This crinkle cookie recipe is one of my favorite go-to easy cookie recipes and it can be adapted so many ways! These cookies are made simply from just yellow cake mix, oil, eggs, powdered sugar, and some food coloring.

Now although I made green shamrock cookies here, you could just change out the colors and have these for any holiday really! I think pink and purple would be fun for Easter and Red would work for both Christmas and Valentine’s Day…so many options!

You can also use other flavors of cake mixes, but if you’re planning on using food coloring you would want to stay away from chocolate.

Why are they called crinkle cookies?

Well, when you look at the cookies you can see that they have some nice cracks and grooves in them, that’s the crinkle. These cookies get that crinkled effect from rolling them in powdered sugar before baking them.

Serving tips

These crinkle cookies are already a very pretty cookie so you could simply just throw them on a cookie platter and leave it at that. You could also add some flare to them with some sort of caramel or chocolate sauce. Let us know if you have other customization ideas!

These cookies are great for parties, potlucks and cookie exchanges! They’re also quite unique looking so they’re sure to stand out among other desserts!

Easy Shamrock Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies

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Shamrock Crinkle Cookies Recipe with Cake Mix

Add some green to your St. Patrick's Day menu with these fun Shamrock Crinkle Cookies. They are so easy to make and a fun festive treat for the kids on St. Patrick's Day!
4.60 / 5 ( 5 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 12
Adjust Servings: 12



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C.
  • Put 1 cup powdered sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oil, cake mix and eggs.
  • The dough will be stiff.
  • Add the green food coloring and make sure it is all mixed in.
  • Drop 1 inch balls of dough into the powdered sugar mix.
  • Roll dough in powdered sugar until completely covered.
  • Drop rolled dough 1 inch apart onto greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375°F/190°C for 9 - 12 minutes.
  • Cool and serve!


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g
Ingredients: Cake Mix, Cooking Oil, Egg, Food Coloring, Powdered Sugar
Meal Type: Desserts, St. Patrick's Day
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Oven

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