Valentine Crinkle Cookies

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How cute are these Valentine Crinkle Cookies made with a cake mix?! They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day treat to make this year with only 6 ingredients.

Valentine Cookies stacked on a platter

Valentine Crinkle Cookies

If you love baking cookies your going to adore this recipe. Like many of my favorite cookie recipes the base of this is actually cake mix! Using white cake makes these super moist.

There are just 6 ingredients in these, making them really simple to make. Once they come out of the oven, just place the chocolate heart on top and voila.

I can’t believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day! My kids and I are gearing up to make our favorite recipes for the holiday and to take to school parties. After these Valentine Crinkle Cookies we are going straight for the Chocolate Valentine Surprise Cake and White Chocolate Popcorn.

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • White Cake Mix – and brand is fine to use.
  • Wet ingredients – vegetable oil and eggs.
  • White Chocolate Extract – this adds a delicious flavor, but can be left out if you don’t have it.
  • Sugar – you will need sanding sugar to roll the cookies in. This has a larger granule and adds a nice texture. Regular granulated sugar will work fine as well.
  • Chocolate Hearts – You can find chocolate hearts in the Valentine’s Day section at any grocery store.
Valentine Cookies stacked on a platter

How To Make Valentine Crinkle Cookies

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir together the cake mix ingredients.
  • Scoop the batter into a ball and roll in the sugar.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes and then press a candy heart in the center.

They’re Not Just For Valentine’s Day!

You can save this yummy recipe and use it throughout the year, exchanging the heart for a Hershey kiss or another favorite chocolate. There is no way I’m going to be able to keep myself from only making these once a year!

You can even use silicone molds and melting chocolate to make all sorts of fun toppers.

Valentine Cookies stacked on a platter

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Valentine Crinkle Cookies

How cute are these Valentine Crinkle Cookies? They're the perfect Valentine's Day treat to make this year with only 6-ingredients.
Servings: 18 cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • 1 box of White cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp white chocolate extract
  • 1 container of white sanding sugar
  • 24 chocolate hearts


  • Preheat oven at 350º F.
  • Using a standing mixer, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, white chocolate extract and 2 eggs until combined.
  • Scoop out about 3 tbsp of batter into your hands and roll into a ball.
  • Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl.
  • Roll cookie dough into the sanding sugar.
  • Place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Lightly push each cookie dough ball down so that it becomes a thick but flat disk.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Once cookies come out of the oven, allow to cool for 1 minute.
  • Place the chocolate heart into the center of the cookies. Allow cookies to completely cool before Enjoying!

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*Note: As always, nutrition facts are estimates only. For health purposes, it is recommended that you weigh and measure your ingredients before you bake, and calculate your nutrition facts based on those.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg


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4 comments on “Valentine Crinkle Cookies”

  1. These are really good but using that much dough for each cookies only gives you 12 cookies. I would suggest using 1 1/2 T. per cookie.