Apple Spice Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Apple Spice Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

You may or may not have noticed my current fascination with cake mix cookies. I have errands and appointments almost daily now, and and one of the night classes I teach has started up. So time is at a premium. I wanted to make q quick batch of cookies. I had a box of spice mix but not enough oil. So I switched applesauce for the vegetable oil. It made them slightly less crinkle-y than the other cookies I;ve made but it did give them apple flavor, resulting in a sort of applesauce spice cake mix cookie. Hubby enjoyed them but thought they needed icing. So if you’re into icing, a white icing might make you happy. Here’s how I make them.

Apple Spice Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies

The recipe makes 18-24 cookies, depending on how large you make the cookies. My batch made 24 nicely sized cookies.

Equipment Needed

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  • 15.25 oz box of spice cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 4 oz cinnamon applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 f.

Place cake mix, eggs and oil in a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Place the powered sugar into a smaller bowl.

Form balls with the dough. (I sometimes use a cookie dough scoop or an ice cream scoop, or if I can’t get that quickly I have also used a plastic medicine cup.)

Place each ball into the powdered sugar and rotate to coat completely.

Place the balls onto the cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Let sit on the cooling rack for a few minutes before serving.


Apple Spice Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Francisca Ramos February 14, 2017 - 8:32 am

I just love apples! I would love to make your recipe for the apple spice cake mix crinkle cookies. It looks so good and my kids would like them too.

Divya @ Eat Teach BLog February 14, 2017 - 9:50 am

These look so yum!
How much oil do you use? Do you use the amount that’s written on the cake box?

robin Rue February 14, 2017 - 12:35 pm

These cookies sound awesome. They would be devoured in no time in my house 🙂

Liz Mays February 14, 2017 - 8:41 pm

I could really go for a couple of these. I’d love those classic flavors. The cookies look really pretty too!

Adriana Lopez February 15, 2017 - 12:32 am

Those cookies look good I need some for my coffee now. Thanks for sharing an easy recipe with us =)

patricia Marsden February 15, 2017 - 8:13 am

Love good cookies.

Ave February 15, 2017 - 4:15 pm

I have never made cake mix cookies before, but they sound really easy to make! I’m a huge fan of everything apple, so I’m sure I’d enjoy these cookies!

Babita February 15, 2017 - 10:43 pm

I have heard of cookies made from cake mixes, but personally have never made them. Your recipe for Apple Spice Cake Mix Crinkle looks good.

Marielle Altenor February 16, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Crinkle cookies are so easy to make. I recently made a batch, and I love it. Apple spice sounds delicious!

Sabrina April 5, 2019 - 1:17 pm

I followed this recipe as listed above. There is no oil in the ingredients, so I assume the applesauce substitute that. After mixing the above ingredients there’s no way these can be rolled into a ball, it’s more like a cake mix batter. Are the above ingredients listed correctly? Please help!

valmg May 9, 2019 - 6:54 am

Yes the applesauce replaces oil. It should be thick enough to form a shape, you might try a scoop.


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