Valentine Crinkle Cookies – Easy Cake Mix Cookies

I love Valentine’s Day because of all the sweets you can make and because it is all about showing love! Easy Valentine’s cookies, anyone? Yes please! I made these Valentine Crinkle Cookies for Valentine’s Day. These cake mix cookies are the best easy Valentine’s crinkle cookies. Pink cookies with pink hearts are definitely the way to celebrate with your Valentine.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies.

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Get ready to fall in love with these delicious Valentine’s Day crinkle cookies! Soft, chewy, and bursting with flavor, they’re the perfect sweet treat for your sweetheart.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies.

I am a big fan of easy quick and easy recipes. These use a cake mix as the base, so you can’t get much easier than cake mix cookies. Try not to eat the whole pan because these Valentine Crinkle Cookies are just so addicting!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies.

In fact there are Valentine’s Day ideas for everyone, regardless of relationship status. It’s the day of love, so celebrate family and friendships too! Take some yummy, easy Valentine’s cookies into work to impress your colleagues. Everyone has at least one reason to whip up a batch of these Valentine crinkle cookies.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies.

These are so easy to whip up, they really are! Crinkle cookies actually date back to the first half of the 1800s, and they have stood the test of time well. They are a common sight on holiday platters and in bakeries during festive periods. They come in different varieties too, such as strawberry, vanilla or even chocolate.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares an easy Valentine's recipe for Valentine Crinkle Cookies. These cake mix cookies are always a hit. You will love these crinkle cookies.

I made some Grinch Crinkle Cookies before Christmas that were so soft and chewy and always a hit. Why not try some for another holiday!?!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these cake mix cookies.

Did you know each year on Valentine’s Day, roughly 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold across the country in the U.S! That’s a lot of chocolate! Valentine’s Day can become pretty pricey, especially for the men, as they are more likely to spend double what women do!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these cake mix cookies.

Crinkle Cookies Ingredients

Making homemade treats is a great way to spread the love and save money. Try these cake mix cookies to see how good they really are! The best part is that you just need some simple ingredients. Vanilla cake mix (or even white cake mix), food colouring, icing sugar and sprinkles are all you need along with what the box mix calls for. In my case, that was vegetable oil and eggs.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Valentine crinkle cookies. These pink crinkle cookies are a delicious treat.

Tips for Making Valentine Crinkle Cookies

You will need to combine the cake mix with food colouring, vegetable oil and eggs. The dough then needs to chill so it is easy to work with. You will then roll the dough balls in icing sugar and press them down. A cookie scoop will help to keep them a consistent size.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these cake mix cookies.

Add some cute large edible hearts on top. You can add as many as you like. Go crazy, it’s a special occasion after all! Of course there are other decorating possibilities for this sweet treat, so go ahead and get creative with these yummy little bites. Edible glitter is another idea for crinkle cookie recipes!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these cake mix cookies.

After some more chilling time, the cookies can be baked on parchment paper. They crack all over because of the icing sugar and how they are made, hence the ‘crinkle’ part in their name. These delicious cookies are such an easy homemade treat and sure to be a huge hit.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these cake mix cookies.

Served with a cup of tea or coffee, a Valentine’s Day cocktail or glass of wine, one (or more!) of these makes a beautiful snack.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these cake mix cookies.

How to Make Sure They Crinkle

Of course, since these are crinkle cookies, you don’t want the disappointment of not having them crinkle! That crackly top is what they’re all about. It’s important to chill the dough well before you roll these out. I chilled mine for 15 minutes and they came out well, but you might want to give them 30 minutes just in case. I also chilled after I put on the baking sheet.

For the food colouring, I find that gel dye works best for vibrant colours. For these, I used the Wilton gel in Rose Pink.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these pink cookies with heart sprinkles.

If you aren’t a fan of food dye, or you are allergic to some of them, I’m sure you could use a bit of beet juice to make these Valentines cookies instead. I used beet juice in this Pink Beet Hummus recipe that you might like. It would also be great to bring to a Valentine’s party.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these pink cookies with heart sprinkles.

Nobody will know these are cake mix cookies unless you mention it. It doesn’t get easier than these easy Valentine cookies! I used a Betty Crocker mix, but I am sure other mixes will work, too. And they are so good no one will be able to tell! Being able to use cake mix for these Valentine crinkle cookies just simplifies the recipe and saves you time.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares an easy Valentine's recipe for Valentine Crinkle Cookies. These cake mix cookies are always a hit. You will love these crinkle cookies.

How to Store Crinkle Cookies

Do you plan on doing a lot of baking for Valentine’s Day? Are you thinking about making several easy Valentine’s cookies varieties?

If so, you might want to make the dough ahead and freeze it in a freezer-proof container, for several weeks. You can thaw the dough by leaving it at room temperature for a few hours.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for easy Valentine's cookies with these Valentine crinkle cookies. You will love these pink cookies with heart sprinkles.

Freshly baked pink crinkle cookies will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. But these are so yummy, I am willing to bet they won’t last that long. At least they wouldn’t in my house!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Valentine crinkle cookies. These pink crinkle cookies are a delicious treat.

Valentine Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Pink snickerdoodle cookies on a pink background. Perfect for your Valentine's Day celebration.

Valentine Crinkle Cookies – Easy Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 19 votes
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Valentine’s
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
I made these Valentine Crinkle Cookies for Valentine’s Day. These cake mix cookies are the best easy Valentine's crinkle cookies. Pink cookies with pink hearts are definitely the way to celebrate with your Valentine.
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Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix I used Betty Crocker
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • food coloring I used Wilton Rose Pink gel colour
  • 2 Cups Icing sugar for rolling and dusting
  • 1 Pinch sprinkles Large, heart-shaped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In the mixer bowl, cream together cake mix, food coloring, oil, and eggs.
  • Chill the dough for 15 minutes.
  • Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and then roll in icing sugar.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and press a large heart sprinkle in the middle.
  • Place baking sheet and cookies in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Let cool on pan and then remove to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

Notes

Gel food colouring is preferred in this recipe as it will create the vibrant colour.
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Let me know if you make these Valentine cookies. If you have some favourite Valentine’s Day recipes, share them with me below. I am always looking for fun seasonal recipes to try. Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤❤

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. Bella wrote:

    Yes! I think countries call it different things.

    Posted 1.31.21 Reply
  2. Emma G wrote:

    5 stars
    These turned out perfect! The kids loved them.

    Posted 2.13.22 Reply
  3. Rupinder Sidhu wrote:

    5 stars
    so easy, thanks for this great recipe. will make again

    Posted 2.13.22 Reply
  4. Callinda Parsons wrote:

    5 stars
    I made two batches. I added a lot more color the second batch so I have half in a different color of pink. My daughter is so excited to take to school tomorrow.

    Posted 2.13.22 Reply
  5. Gena wrote:

    These turned out beautiful but they were a tad too sweet for me!

    Posted 2.14.22 Reply
  6. Lisa Douglas wrote:

    5 stars
    Oh my word, sweetheart! These were SUCH a hit at my kiddos party and SO easy to make, too! Thank you SO much!!!

    Posted 1.31.23 Reply
  7. GRETA wrote:

    5 stars
    Oh yes. This is so delicious and beautiful. It will be the perfect cookies for Valentine’s day. They look so good.

    Posted 1.31.23 Reply
  8. Shelby wrote:

    5 stars
    I was so happy with the light ingredients list that I had to make these! They came out delicious and to fun for the kids.

    Posted 1.31.23 Reply
  9. JD Alewine wrote:

    5 stars
    These are so goooooood. Will definitely make these again!

    Posted 1.31.23 Reply
  10. Ksenia wrote:

    These were so cute and perfect for V day! I made them as a test run this weekend before sending them to my son’s daycare for valentine’s day, and everyone loved them. I especially loved how easy they were!

    Posted 1.31.23 Reply