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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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Candy Cane Crinckle 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. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 15.25 devils food cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons fat free cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 942Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 1748mgCarbohydrates: 205gFiber: 3gSugar: 110gProtein: 9g

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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!



Chef Ruthie

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Chef Ruthie is a professionally trained chef who specializes in bringing cuisines, cultures and culinary adventures to your kitchen. Chef Ruthie inspires readers to create in the kitchen, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living!
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  2. These look fantastic Ruthie!! I hope you’re doing well!

    • 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

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  4. 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!

  5. Julia 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

  6. Stacy says:

    Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for posting!

    • 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

  7. 5 stars
    These cookies sound wonderful and it’s an American recipe I can get all the ingredients for. Win for me!

    • 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

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