Need Cookies Fast? Make Quick Chocolate Cocoa Crinkle Cookies With a Cake Mix
These are the cookies to bake when you need cookies fast but don't have time to make them completely from scratch or go to the store. Using a cake mix--the type that's on sale or a generic one is fine--also means that the cookies are economical. Best of all the cookies can be mixed up quickly in the morning and then the dough refrigerated to bake later. I often mix up the dough, put it in the refrigerator for a day or two (or the freezer for 15 minutes, if I'm in a hurry and want to bake soon), and then bake the cookies when I have the oven on to make something else--like dinner. Cocoa Cookies are simple, deliver a nice shot of chocolate, and are soft and easy to eat. The cookies make a nice accompaniment to fresh fruit or are great alone with coffee, tea, or milk. Enjoy!
Cake Mix Cocoa Crinkle Cookies -- Makes about 24
1/3 cup of canola oil
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2-1 cup of confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil and eggs well. Stir in the cake mix, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. Put the dough in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or until it is hard enough to scoop (or freeze it for 15 -30 minutes). Roll about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough into balls and coat them in confectioners' sugar. Put the dough balls at least an inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets and bake them for about 10 minutes or until just set. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing them to cool completely.