{euna maes} easy valentine's day crinkle cookies

EASY STRAWBERRY LEMONADE CRINKLES

{makes 20-24 cookies}

1 box strawberry cake mix

2 large eggs, room temperature*

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon good vanilla extract

zest of one lemon

1 Tablespoon plus 1/4 cup powdered pink lemonade mix {not crystal light}

powdered sugar for coating

granulated sugar for coating

*Euna Mae's is a Great Day Farms brand ambassor.

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Prepare two shallow bowls for the coating. One bowl will contain about 3/4 cup powdered sugar. In the other bowl, combine 1/4 cup powdered pink lemonade mix and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla, zest, and 1 Tablespoon of pink lemonade mix. Mix until it forms a nice dough.  Turn the dough out onto a sheet of parchment or a silicone mat, and form into a ball. 

Make 20-24 one-inch dough balls by rolling them in your hands. Then coat each ball by first rolling the ball in the sugar/lemonade mix then rolling the ball in the powdered sugar. Place coated dough balls about 1 1/2" apart on a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely. You may wish to sift a little additional powdered sugar over the cookies if you like. 


EASY RED VELVET CRINKLES

{makes 20-24 cookies}

1 box red velvet cake mix

2 large eggs, room temperature

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon good vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon coffee extract

2-3 drops of red food coloring to intensify the shade

powdered sugar for coating

granulated sugar for coating


Follow recipe and steps above, coating in granulated sugar first then pure powdered sugar second. Bake as directed above.