Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies

Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies

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Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies
Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies are a super simple recipe to throw together!  It’s starts from a cake mix and is ready in almost no time at all.  I’m in love with peppermint/chocolate combination at this time of year AND these cookies are the perfect combination :)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36
  • 1 (15.25) devils food cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp fat free cream cheese
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ½ C powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp peppermint flavoring
  • 24 mini candy canes, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place 24 mini candy canes in pint sized freezer bag, crush with the back of a spoon.
  3. In a microwave safe mixing bowl combine butter and cream cheese, microwave for 15 seconds, stir.
  4. Repeat until butter is melted and cream cheese is soft.
  5. Add cake mix, stir well.
  6. Add eggs and peppermint, stir until forms a soft dough.
  7. In a small mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and cornstarch, mix.
  8. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls (a small cookie scoop works well) into powdered sugar; 1 at a time, roll dough to coat, remove and place onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
  9. Press thumb into the center of each cookie, making a large indent.
  10. Fill with crushed candy canes.
  11. Bake 9-10 minutes, until cracked. Let rest 1 minute on pan, sprinkle center with additional crushed candy cane if desired, remove cookies to cooling rack.


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Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies are a skinny version of a quick and easy cake mix cookie!  I promise you won’t miss a single calorie replacing half the butter with fat free cream cheese :)

I’m trying to get into the swing of Christmas around here… I hope you got all your shopping done AND now you can just relax and enjoy the Holiday Season!  Me?  Haven’t even gotten one gift… yes, I gotta get busy.

Happy Wednesday!




    • Ruth says

      I’m so glad you’ll be able to make these delightful cookies! Thanks so much for the fun comment… I’m so glad you found my cooking space :) xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Ruth says

      You’ll really enjoy these simple cookies!! They’re such a wonderful combination :) Thanks for stopping by and come back anytime xoxo~ Ruthie

  1. says

    These looks so delicious! I am always looking for new recipes for the holidays–beautiful pictures as well. Have a great weekend!

    • Ruth says

      Thanks so much for the fun comment! These cookies are super delicious and I love how easy they are to make too! xoxo~ Ruthie

  2. Jacquie says

    Ruth your pictures c ontinue to just get better and better. I sure hope I am on your Christmas list to get some of these goodies this year. They all look so dang yummy! I need my kitchen done so I can actually try them!

    • Ruth says

      Hi Karen!! Thanks for the fun comment… the cookies are to die for! We are doing good and keeping up with life. How are you? I’m excited to see you again at Snap :) xoxo~Ruthie