Brownie Crackle Cookies

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5 from 16 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 16 minutes

Brownie Crackle Cookies may just be the perfect cookie EVER! It starts with a box brownie mix, so it is super simple and ends with sheer chocolatey bliss.

A wooden tray of crinkle brownie Cookies.

These Brownie Crackle cookies are the perfect combination of a moist decadent brownie on the inside and a crisp outer cookie. The first brownie ever created was for the 1893 World’s Fair. You can find more brownie history here.

It takes very few ingredients, very little time and you have a cookie that people will be fighting over. If you love to bake at home but want to have quick easy recipes that are homemade and delicious then these quick and easy desserts are for you.


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What We Love About This Crinkle Brownie Cookies Recipe

A wonderful recipe to make with your children. This recipe is so simple that they won’t lose interest or make too much of a mess but will have a great time contributing. The very best part is that these cookies look so good and taste so amazing, the can grace the table of any special function or cookie exchange.

  • Less than 20 Minutes: Have warm fresh baked cookies in minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: With such simple ingredients, you can make these cookies any time, day or night.
  • Family Friendly: Fun to make with your kids or for your kids. They will love them.
  • Adaptable: Can make it lower calorie or different varieties of these chewy brownie mix cookies.
A close up on the cookies.

Ingredient Notes for Brownie Crackle Cookies

  • Brownie Mix: Get the best brownie box mix you can for the best cookie, check out the testing here to see which ones are the best. It has all the dry ingredients you need, all purpose flour, Dutch process cocoa powder, baking powder etc.
  • Large Eggs: Use room temperature large eggs for this recipe.
  • Oil: You can also use canola oil or other vegetable oil. You can replace oil with applesauce, avocado or even Greek yoghurt in the chocolate crinkle cookies from cake mix. Melt butter or unsalted butter can work too.
  • Sugar Substitute: – You can use a sugar alternative powdered sugar for these brownie mix cookies, try Serve or Splenda powdered sugar.
  • Air Fryer: Bake the cookies in the air fryer for a quick and easy cookie hack. Set air fryer to 350 and cook for 7 to 9 minutes.

How to Make Brownie Cookies

These are the basic steps for making Brownie Crinkle Cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions, calories, cook time, and nutrition information.

Mixing the ingredients and adding the eggs etc.

STEP 1: PREP

Begin by preheating oven and lining your baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP 2: MIX

Next, in a large mixing bowl whisk the box brownie mix, large eggs, olive oil and flour together. ( You can use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or a hand mixer at low speed) Then take about one tablespoon full of dough and roll in your hand into a ball. Next, roll cookie dough in a medium bowl of powdered sugar coating it well. 

STEP 3: PRESS

Take some extra sugar and press into the top of the brownie cookie.

Rolling the brownie cookie dough in the sugar and baking.

STEP 4: BAKE

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Space 2 inches apart as the cookies will expand as they cook. Bake for 11 minutes then remove with a cookie spatula to a cooling rack.

Prep and Storage Tips for the Brownie Mix Cookies Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

One of the best parts about these cookies is that it takes very little time to make and therefore you can make them any time. However if you like, they can be made up to a week in advance. The brownie batter can be made and chill for up to 24 hours.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

The baked cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Yes, you can cook the dough balls and bake when you are ready or you can freeze the cookie that you have baked for up to six months in an airtight container.

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

There are a variety of really good gluten-free brownie mixes on the market now. They can be great for this recipe.

HOW TO GET THE PERFECT BROWNIE COOKIE?

Using a cookie scoop is a great way to make sure that all of the cookies cook evenly and are the same size. Rotate the trays during the baking process so that the cookies cook evenly.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can double or even triple the recipe for a cookie exchange or you can bake half the cookies and freeze the rest of the dough balls for later.

CAN I USE BUTTER INSTEAD OF OIL?

Butter and oil definitely change the texture of the cookies. Oil will give a denser flavor and butter will give it an airier quality.

A side view of the brownie crinkle cookies.

Expert Tips for Making This Crinkle Brownie Cookies Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Pecans, walnuts or even almonds add a satisfying crunch.
  • Chips: Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate, dark chocolate, or try some melted chocolate makes everything better or even caramel chips. Even milk chocolate chips are great.
  • Variation tip: Top with candy such as chocolate coated candies or chopped up candy pieces.
  • Alternate ingredient: Sprinkles. Especially seasonal colors and shapes will enhance this recipe or sprinkle with a little flaky sea salt. Try adding a little pure vanilla extract to the cookie dough balls for a richer flavor.

What to Serve with Brownie Crackle Cookies

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A wooden tray of crinkle brownie Cookies.
5 from 16 votes

Crinkle Brownie Cookies

Yield: 22 cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 16 minutes
Brownie Crinkle Cookies  are one of the most perfect cookie inventions EVER! It starts with a box brownie mix, so it is super simple and ends with sheer chocolatey bliss.
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Ingredients

  • 18.4 ounces brownie mix
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together brownie mix, eggs, olive oil, and flour. Take about one tablespoon full of dough and roll in your hand into a ball. Roll in powdered sugar coating it well. Pressing some extra sugar into the top of the brownie cookie.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. About 2 inches apart works as they cookies will expand as they cook. Bake for 11 minutes then remove with a cookie spatula to a cooling rack. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • Add Nuts: Pecans, walnuts or even almonds add a satisfying crunch.
  • Chips: Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate, dark chocolate, or try some melted chocolate makes everything better or even caramel chips.
  • Variation tip: Top with candy such as chocolate coated candies or chopped up candy pieces.
  • Alternate ingredient: Sprinkles. Especially seasonal colors and shapes will enhance this recipe or sprinkle with a little flaky sea salt. Try adding a little pure vanilla extract to the cookie dough balls for a richer flavor.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute, christmas, cookies

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10 thoughts on “Brownie Crackle Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    These cookies taste like no other! These brownie crackle cookies are our family’s new favorite. They are so tasty and satisfyingly good. An addition to our family’s go-to treats recipes.

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  2. 5 stars
    My family can’t resist these brownie crackle cookies! They are all delicious and easy to make. These are a perfect addition to our Christmas treats. Exciting!

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