Crackle Cake Box Cookies

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"This recipe came about because I wanted to start my 13 year old daughter off with an easy recipe for her first time baking cookies by herself when I wasn't available. We were amazed how delicious these cookies came out. They're addicting and have become a regular especially when you need something that is quick and delicious that satisfies your sweet-tooth."

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (114.7 g)
  • Calories 492.8
  • Total Fat - 30.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 87.7 mg
  • Sodium - 627.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 31.2 g
  • Protein - 5.5 g
  • Calcium - 96 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 2 cookie sheets.

Step 2

Beat all ingredients together until all is incorporated smooth. Place batter in bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated overnight.

Step 3

Place enough powdered sugar in a bowl to roll cookie balls in (approximately 1 cup).

Step 4

Roll pieces of batter into 1-inch balls with palms of hands until all the dough is used up. It is best to place each ball of dough on wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Step 5

Place each piece of dough ball into bowl of powdered sugar and roll to cover with sugar.

Step 6

Place cookie balls on greased cookie sheets about 1-inch apart. Press each cookie down with back of fork.

Step 7

Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.

Step 8

Sprinkle cookies with additional powdered sugar.

NOTE: We've used different flavors of cake mix: butter, yellow, confetti, marble, lemon, etc. They all come out good but find that the Duncan Hines brand comes out best in taste

Tips & Variations

  • 2 greased cookie sheets for baking and;
  • 1 wax-paper lined cookie sheet to hold balls of raw cookie dough


Daily Inspiration

Such an easy and buttery-delicious cookie . Made two dozen and froze the rest of the dough. Great with coffee or just a quick snack.

(23 Oct 2018)


Except for using a gluten free chocolate cake mix, I made this exactly as written, and these were so easy to make. The oven timing were so precise for my oven, and when they came out the smell was wonderful! We tasted some when they came out, and they did not have much flavour, BUT when leaving them for a few hours to cool... well let me say that made a heap of difference, these were delicious! So with that said let them cool down completely before serving them, it does make a fantastic difference. Wonderful cookies and a delight to eat, and made with GF cake mix, work's really well also. We all loved these on Christmas Day.

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(24 Dec 2016)