Disclosure: This post benefits the amazing organization, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I personally donated to the cause, and I am also writing this blog post in exchange for a charitable donation from our generous sponsors!
Happy February, y’all!
I feel like I’ve been constantly telling you guys that life is crazy, and well..it still is. Ha!
January just flew by…I’ve had a big life change happening (which I’ll eventually share), but I need time to slow down! Like, seriously…SLOW DOWN, TIME (please?).
We’re in February though, which is super fun. Not only is it Valentine’s Day, but being in south Louisiana, we also celebrate Mardi Gras! So many fun, festive events to enjoy with family and friends. 🙂
To make things a little more festive on the blog, I wanted to share these easy crinkle cookies with y’all (in fun Valentine’s Day colors). All you need is a box of cake mix (of your choice) and four other ingredients! That’s it! I have quite a few friends and family members who just don’t like baking from scratch, and if you’re in that number, this recipe is for you! It’s easy and pretty darn impressive!
Easy Crinkle Cookies
Source: mildly adapted from Betty Crocker
- 1 box cake mix (of your choice – I used yellow)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/4 tsp. almond extract
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- food coloring (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, oil and extract together until a dough forms. Place the confectioners sugar in a separate bowl. Scoop cookies using a medium scoop, coat them in the confectioners sugar (lightly tapping off the excess sugar), and place them on the lined baking pan 2 inches apart.
- Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes, until the tops of the cookies are crackly and dry on top.
- Cool the cookies in the cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes, and then move them to a cooling rack.
I’m writing this blog post to also let you guys know about an amazing cause: Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I’ve blogged about this wonderful cause a few times on my blog, and I truly love what they are doing. They’re bringing awareness “one good cookie at a time”.
This is the second year for our Valentine’s event! We want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!
Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!!!
Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal. You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference! <3
Also, please take some time to check out some of these great recipes from fellow bloggers participating in this campaign!
Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Steak with Peppercorn Sauce from Sonja of Ginger & Toasted Sesame
Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
Brown Butter Panbanging Cookies from Marybeth of babysavers
Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine’s Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Love Cake from Sara of Confectionary Tales