Animal Cookie Crumbl Copycat Recipe

Crumbl Cookies are all the rage and for good reason! But you can save a pretty penny making them at home with recipes like this Animal Cookie copycat recipe!

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What Are Crumbl Cookies?

Crumbl Cookies is a bakery brand created in 2017. They have become super popular inspiring many copycat homemade recipes. What they are most known for are their super sweetness and thick gooey texture. 

Baking Tips

There’s a few tricks to make sure these thick soft cookies hold their shape:

  1. Use shortening instead of oil or butter.
  2. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 3 or more hours or overnight at best.
  3. Chill the cookie sheet too. 
  4. Use parchment paper instead of greasing the pan
  5. Refrigerate the frosting before decorating so it doesn’t run. 

Tools Needed

  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • Beater Sticks 
  • 2 Large Cookie Sheet Pans
  • Parchment Paper 
  • Spatula (for scraping sides if mixing bowl)
  • Plastic Wrap (for chilling cookie dough) 
  • Medium Ice Cream Scoop

Ingredients For Animal Cookie Crumbl Copycat Recipe

  • strawberry cake mix – any brand or flavor is fine as long as it is pink.
  • shortening (room temperature) – do not substitute for butter if you really want the big thick shape.
  • 2 eggs 
  • pink frosting – Im not great at piling so I use the pre-pipped containers.
  • white frosting
  • Frosted Animal Cookies – break them apart with your hands instead of using a food processor to keep the frosting in tact.

How Do You Make DIY Crumbls?

  1. Combine cake mix and shortening in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined. 
  2. Add in the eggs and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the crushed animal cookies and fold until they are evenly dispersed.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.
  5. Set the cookie sheet in there too (helps prevent the giant cookies from spreading.)
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F 
  7. Line cookie sheet pan with parchment paper
  8. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto pan 
  9. Bake them for 12-15 minutes 
  10. Allow to rest before chilling in the refrigerator 
  11. Frost and decorate!

Animal Cookie Crumbl Copycat

Anyreasonroundups
These big thick bright pink cookies are so beautiful and amazingly delicious.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Time To Chill The Dough 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Cookies

Equipment

  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 Hand or Stand Mixer
  • parchment paper
  • 1 Spatula To scrap the sides of the bowl
  • 2 Large Cookie sheet pans
  • Medium ice cream scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Box strawberry cake mix (about 15 oz) – 473 mL or 454 grams 
  • 1 Cup shortening (room temperature) – 227 mL or 150 grams 
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 12 oz white frosting 355 mL or 340 grams 
  • 12 oz pink frosting 355 mL or 340 grams 
  • 1 Cup crushed Frosted Animal Cookies (plus a little extra for topping – 225 mL or 128 grams 

Instructions
 

  • Combine cake mix and shortening in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined 
  • Add in the eggs and beat until smooth 
  • add the crushed cookies in and fold
  • Cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours
  • Set the cookie sheet in there too (helps prevent the giant cookies from spreading)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F 
  • Line cookie sheet pan with parchment paper
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto pan 
  • Bake them for 12-15 minutes 
  • Allow them to chill before frosting

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