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Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookie Recipe

This Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookie Recipe is a great baking recipe to do with kids! The St. Patty’s Day Cookies are made using a cake mix cookie recipe so they couldn’t be easier to make.

Crinkle Cookie Recipe using a boxed cake mix

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St Patricks Day Cookies

Can you believe February is already over?   

It’s starting to warm up outside and our Spring Break is just around the corner!  “Luckily” for us,  St. Patrick’s Day always falls during Spring Break.  St. Patty’s day is one of our favorite holidays to craft around.  Rainbows, leprechauns, pots of gold, the color green, etc…  what could be better?

easy crinkle cookie recipe

This year, I’ve decided on these Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookies. We’ve already made them once (a little early, I know…but who really needs an excuse for cookies?!) and I know we’ll be making again closer to St Patrick’s Day.

st patrick's day cookies

A Great Cookie Recipe to Make With Kids

Everyone loves these St. Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookies, and bonus, they are an easy cookie recipe to bake with kids.   Personally, I love easy cookie and cake recipes that start with a box of cake mix.  It’s the best baking hack ever!  It makes the mixing and stirring so much easier because there’s no need for ten different ingredients spread out across the counter

It’s better now that my kids are a little older but even just two years ago my kitchen would look like a tornado every time we tried to bake together!  Other than eating the cookies (of course), my kids favorite part is rolling the dough into balls and then dipping them in the powdered sugar.  (Except for the multiple times I caught my son licking the sugar off the unbaked cookies – yep, those were his, lol.)

Green Crinkle cookies

Ingredients in these Crinkle Cookies

Thes easy Crinkle Cookies cookies are so delicious and soft, just the way I like them! Besides the cake mix, there’s only 4 other ingredients so these might just take the award for easiest cookies ever. The food coloring could even be switched from green to another color to make these festive and appropriate for other celebrations as well.

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar
  • Optional: 1012 drops green food color 

If you’re looking for a fun, non-alcoholic way to celebrate St Patty’s Day or an easy cookie recipe to make with kids, definitely try these St Patty’s Day Crinkle Cookies!

Want more green/St. Patty’s Day recipes? Be sure to check these out!

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Easy St Patrick's Day Crinkle Cookie

Easy Crinkle Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders


This Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookie Recipe is a great baking recipe to do with kids! The St. Patty’s Day Cookies are made using a boxed cake mix so they couldn’t be easier to make.


  • 1 18.25 oz box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1012 drops green food color
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Mix cookie ingredients together.
  3. Roll cookies into golf-ball sized balls and then roll the balls in powdered sugar completely.
  4. Place cookies onto cookie sheet and slightly flatten with bottom of a glass.
  5. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the edges start to slightly brown.
  6. Allow to cool before serving.

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  1. How many cookies does this recipe make? Anyone try adding chocolate chips?

    1. 12 to 18 cookies.

  2. I’d like to make these but have one question….is the 1 cup powdered only for rolling the cookies in or part of the cookie mix?

    1. It’s just for rolling. You might be able to get away with less if that is what you are wondering….

  3. This sounds so easy. I made cookies once using cake mix and they were so salty-tasting I couldn’t eat them. So I’ve not tried it again. Does anyone else have that problem when making cookies with cake mix?

  4. I used my cookie dough scoop and dusted them with powdered sugar before baking. Didn’t even flatten them as called for in the recipe. They turned out great!

  5. Jojo Sewist says:

    Can also use 1 large container of whipped topping, substitute for eggs and oil. Thanks for posting, I had forgotten about this recipe.

  6. Really fun recipe, what a great idea! Is it an American thing to abbreviate it to St Patty’s day? In Ireland the short form of Patrick is Paddy. Patty would be a girl! I love this time of year, and all things Irish.

    1. It must be. I googled around for the proper way and I came up with multiple spellings.