If you're a fan of brownies and cookies, then get ready to fall in love with the perfect combination of the two: Brownie Mix Crinkle Cookies!
These cookies have all the deliciously fudge-y qualities of a chocolate brownie, but in convenient bite-sized form. The cookies are coated in powdered sugar which adds sweetness and emphasizes the crinkle effect that happens with baking.
Using brownie mix is one of my favorite baking hacks: less time measuring and mixing, so the cookies are ready to eat that much faster!
Why You Will Love These Cookies
As I mentioned, using a brownie mix makes these so easy, perfect for anyone new to baking or just because you are short on time.
The cookies are packed with that intense chocolate flavor that we all love in our brownies. And the powdered sugar frosting is the perfect coating. It makes the crinkles so obvious and makes the cookies so visually appealing. The sweet taste makes me feel like these cookies are a combination of a brownie and a powdered sugar donut. YUM!
**Be sure to scroll to the recipe card for detailed quantities and directions**
How to Make Crinkle Cookies with Brownie Mix
Of course, you need brownie mix. But it needs a little extra “structure”, otherwise the batter will just spread out on your pan and make……brownies. LOL
I’ve tried various approaches to this. Most people seem to add either an extra egg or flour. Adding egg helps a little but the cookies still spread out too much for me. Using flour works so much better!
Empty the brownie mix into a large bowl and add flour. Whisk these together to break up any lumps and evenly distribute the flour throughout.
Now add the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix well to make a thick batter.
With a small cookie scoop, form balls with the dough and roll each in powdered sugar to coat all around. Set the coated balls on a parchment lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart to allow room for the cookies to spread.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes at 375F. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 more minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Milk and cookies! Yes, these cookies are just perfect with a glass of milk, or a nice cup of coffee or tea.
If you really want to take it over the top, put a little vanilla ice cream in between 2 cookies to make an amazing ice cream sandwich. Heavenly!
Also keep this recipe in mind for the holidays - they make a fantastic addition to a tray of Christmas cookies!
Keep these cookies in an airtight container up to 4 days. For longer storage, freeze in a well- sealed container and thaw a couple at a time to enjoy as needed.
I haven’t tried this yet, but I plan to, with my toll house brownie recipe. I would expect it to work just fine, as long as you add the extra flour to thicken the dough.
Your dough might need a little extra flour. Add one to three tablespoons of flour to help give the dough more structure.
I used "chocolate fudge" brownie mix which was plenty rich for me! But if you want more, add in about a half cup of chocolate chips to the dough. This will be especially amazing if you eat the cookies warm, when the chips are still melty....yum!
Brownie Mix Crinkle Cookies
- 1 box 18 to 18.4 ounce brownie mix
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 eggs large
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
- Add the brownie mix and flour to a large bowl. Whisk to break up any lumps and evenly distribute the flour throughout the mix.
- Add the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla to the bowl and mix well to make a thick dough.
- Use a small cookie scoop to form even sized balls of dough. Drop each ball in the powdered sugar and roll around to evenly coat. Place the balls of dough on the baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches in between.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes at 375F. Remove the baking sheet and let the cookies cool on the pan for 10 more minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.