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I love quick recipes! These have only 4 ingredients (one of which is water) and are super fluffy. They are also lower in fat than most cookies, as there is only 4 tablespoons of shortening in the entire batch. I made mine with devil's food cake mix, but will soon be trying angel food among others.
Total Time: 15-20 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies
Source: I modified a recipe from "Money Saving Recipes".
Try this with the angel food mix; they're scrumptious!
1 angel food cake mix
1/2 c water
14 oz flaked coconut
1 t almond extract
1/2 c slivered almonds
Mix and scoop into 2T cookies. Bake @ 350 until golden.
One day about 4 years ago, our local market had a special on cake mix. If you bought 24 boxes (a case), you could have them for 59 cents each. So, I bought 24 assorted flavors and put them in my freezer. After preparing several cakes, my family said "Enough!". So the rest sat in my freezer for about a year.
I was wondering what to do with all those extra boxes when I remembered I had heard of making cookies from cake mix. I opened a box of chocolate mix and poured it into a bowl. I thought I would experiment, as I had no recipe to use. My first try was the right one! Just 3 tablespoons each of oil and water made the perfect dough for rolled or sliced cookies. Baked in a moderate oven for about 10 minutes and out came perfect, crunchy chocolate cookies. I dusted them with powdered sugar and they were a huge hit.
And the BEST part? One box made 6 dozen 1 1/2 inch cookies. For about 63 cents! That's less than 10 cents a dozen! Chocolate, lemon, and gingerbread mixes were the best, I added a bit of ginger to the gingerbread because we like them VERY ginger-y. You may come up with more variations, but you can't beat the price! Now I buy cake mix every time it is on super sale, even at a dollar a box it is still a bargain!
Mix the cake mix with the water and oil. I knead it with my hands to get the right consistency for cutout or sliced cookies.
Roll out a portion of the dough to desired thickness, I like about 1/8 inch.
Cut into shapes with cutters or just cut into squares or diamonds with a knife. Keep them about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.
Bake on a lightly greased and floured sheet or parchment at 350 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes. Check them at 6 minutes as some cook faster than others.
When slightly tanned, remove from oven, cool, and frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 6 dozen.
By plumcottage from NJ
Somewhere, I have a cookbook I got in the late 1980s or early 1990s with recipes for making cookies & stuff from boxed cake mixes, I'd forgotten about it, will have to look for it.
This afternoon, I spent less than 40 minutes making 3 batches of cookies, all using cake mix. I used all white cake mix, but you can use yellow or chocolate if you like depending on the type of cookies you want to make.
The first batch was just plain raisin cookies. Add 2 eggs (beaten) and 1/2 cup olive oil (not virgin, just plain cooking olive oil. Beat those two ingredients together in a large enough bowl. I do not use a mixer, just a big fork. Add half the box of cake mix. Stir well, then add the other half box of cake mix. Add as many raisins as you think you'd like. About 1/2 or more cups is fine. Place dough in a covered container or plastic bag and pop into the refrigerator.
You can bake them a couple of hours later, or the next day. Form into balls about the size of a small walnut, and place on parchment paper or lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake about 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees F depending on how brown you want the cookies to be. I like using parchment paper as I just remove all the cookies at once onto a wire rack, (parchment and all) and immediately add an already "loaded" new sheet of parchment onto the cookie sheet and into the oven they go. Making cookies never happens so fast.
I put together a batch of chocolate chip cookies following the same procedure, and they'll be baked the same way. The third batch was chock full of finely chopped pecans also following the same procedure and they'll also be baked tomorrow morning in the same manner.
If you don't have time to bake them tomorrow, place them in an airtight container and freeze. Thaw out when you're ready to bake and you can have nice freshly baked cookies anytime.
This is easy enough for even the least experienced cook to make a lot of different kinds of cookies in a very short time. The cookies can be frosted if you like, but they don't need anything else to make them delicious. All the best.
By pookarina from Boca Raton, FL
These festive cookies are not only delicious, but the kids can help make them. This page contains a recipe for making red velvet peppermint crinkle cookies.
These simple cake mix based cookies are delicious and easy enough for your junior bakers to tackle. This is a guide about strawberry chocolate chip cookies.
So quick and easy. Mix the three ingredients and drop about 1 tablespoon into powdered sugar. Bake 10 minutes and check for doneness.
Lemon cookies made out of cake mix.
Heat oven 375 degrees F. Mix 1/2 cake mix with PB, butter, water and eggs stir until smooth. Add remaining cake mix. Shape dough into small balls about 2 tsp., then flatten balls with a fork dipped in sugar.
I would like recipes that uses dry cake mixes to make cookies, cakes, etc. I especially would like the ones using angle food cake mixes with the additions of one or two other ingredients.
I have used the cake mix recipe for making cookies for a couple of years now. I am always looking to make old recipes healthier. Here is what I have come up with to add fiber and to cut the fat and calories.
Make the most of your cookie making time by using simple ingredients to make 3 different kinds of killer good cookies.
This page contains lemon cake mix cookie recipes. It is really quick and easy to make cookies from boxed cake mixes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
These cookies are great if you need last minute treats. It doesn't get much simpler than this!
These are a delicious variation on oatmeal raisin cookies.
The perfect combination of chocolate and nuts makes these cookies a delicious treat for your next Christmas party.
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I'm looking for recipes for cake mix cookies or bars.
This lemon cookie recipe is GREAT. I've made it numerous times and everyone who tastes the cookies loves them. I've tried the same recipe with red velvet cake mix and it wasn't good. I've got an orange mix and a banana mix I want to try soon just to see what else can work.
Still, the lemon is wonderful and so easy to make.
I have seen many cake mix cookie recipes. Does anyone have a TNT, never-fail version? I would like to try a really good one. Thanks!
By JudyR from DSM, IA
I don't know why these cookies wouldn't be good. The cake mix includes most of the ingredients. All you have add is the moist ingredients. I would go to the sites like Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, etc. and look at the cookie recipes they have that are made from cake mixes. Those are the ones I would try before other sites. If I am ever inclined to bake cookies at my age(I have always hated to bake cookies) that is what I would do. I don't bake often enough to have a large amount of baking supplies on hand any more, so for me mixes are convenient.
Here's the recipe I use (I believe it came from allrecipes.com originally but I can't be sure). This recipe has never failed me & my kids love the results!
Cake Mix Cookies
1 package cake mix
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 c mix-ins
Preheat oven to 350*F. Put a box cake mix in a large bowl & add eggs and vegetable oil. Mix well until the batter shows no lumps. Stir in mix-ins. Using a teaspoon, drop batter about 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
The mix-ins I use depends on the flavor of the cake mix. For instance, I combine chocolate cake mix & either white chips or peanut butter chips; funfetti cake mix & mini M&Ms; yellow cake mix & chocolate chips. Use your imagination & your families favorites.
Can anyone please tell me how to turn an applesauce cake recipe into a cookie recipe?
Thank you in advance.
By Danialle from Polson, MT
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Does anyone know how many cookies I will get from the cake mix cookies? The article is called "Easy Cake Mix Cookies". I'd like to try these, but it's just my husband and I. I don't want a ton of cookies to eat because I don't want to ruin my girlish figure!
By su554 from Ohio
When I make cake mix cookies, I get about 4 dozen small ones by dropping 1 teaspoon size cookies. I fill 4 cookie sheets with a dozen each, and bake in one batch. You could make half a recipe, and keep the rest of the cake mix in the freezer until you want more cookies. (04/06/2009)
Thank you, Omanana! I would never have thought of freezing any either! Thank you very much! Su (04/06/2009)
What I do is make up several different batches and I use a 1 1/2 ounce cookie scoop, I put them all on a cookie sheet and freeze them. When I want nice warm cookies I just pop a half a dozen cookie balls in the toaster oven.
I have several different recipes so I have a nice variety in the freezer at all times, I just write on the ziploc bag the time in temp, if you want more Cake Mix Cookie recipes just let me know.
Here's a cake mix cookie recipe I hope you try and like.
Cream butter and cream cheese. Blend in egg, and vanilla. Add in dry cake mix about a third at a time mixing well after each addition. Cover and chill about 30 minutes. Drop by teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. (04/07/2009)
I always form my cookie dough into round logs from 8 to 10 inches long and in the diameter size of the cookie I want and wrap in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store in my freezer (my own version of slice and cook dough). I can then slice off as few or many as I want to cook. Normally just two for an after dinner treat for my spouse and me. More if I have drop-in company! (04/07/2009)
It seems there is always some brand of cake mix on sale! This is an economical way to use cake mix - it doesn't matter if you use the brand name, or the generic store brand - these cookies turn out great! Experiment with different flavored mixes and add-ins for different kinds of cookies.
Combine all ingredients and mix together. Drop by tablespoons on a cookie sheet prepared with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 12 minutes.
Mix ingredients together until smooth. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Use the bottom of a drinking glass to flatten slightly. Bake at 375 degrees F until the tops crackle (8-10 minutes). Cool and frost if desired.
(I have added nuts, chocolate chips and sprinkles before. You can use your own imagination! Our favorite is the chocolate with pecans with chunky chocolate in them. The strawberry also makes up good with the cream cheese icing in the tub.)
These cookies are fantastic! I used a Devils Food cake mix with powdered sugar on top. My husband and kids are "sweet-aholics" and seem to need their "fix" every evening after supper. This a very easy way to make a fantastic cookie in just a few minutes. After working all day, quick recipes like this one are very much appreciated. I am anxious to try different flavors! Joni (09/04/2004)
I just bought [on closeout table] "Quick Fixes with Mixes" by Lia Roessner Wilson which has recipes for cakes, cookies, bars, and goodies. A really neat book. (09/04/2004)
These are great ! I made chocolate with icing and sprinkles. They will really be good for Christmas cookies, decorated with different things. (09/04/2004)
I make these cookies often, using a variety of mixes and mix-ins. Some of our favorite mix-ins are mini chocolate chips, mini M and Ms, nuts, sprinkles (jimmies here in NH), and raisins. (09/06/2004)
I made these cookies last week and added 3 cups of quick oats, a cup of raisins, and about 3T of milk, made the best oatmeal raisin cookies you ever tasted. I used a spice cake mix, but think the next time I make these, I will put in a teaspoon or so of pumpkin pie spice to jazz them up. (03/25/2005)
These are so easy and so yummy! I just made them for a Christmas cookie exchange and crushed up candy canes to roll on top before baking, oh so good! Thank you. (12/12/2005)
By Chandra M.
These were great. I used a spice cake mix and a cup of chopped pecans. They were fabulous! (12/06/2007)
We call these "cheater cookies". They will come out perfect every time. I substitute applesauce for the 1/3 cup oil. Perfect every time. (12/15/2007)
These are fantastic for a quick fix. I used Red Velvet cake with a homemade sour cream icing. Everyone loved them! (04/23/2008)
We started making these cookies half hour before the Halloween party and they were done perfectly and just on time! I used a carrot cake mix and replaced the oil with pumpkin sauce. (10/24/2008)
By Carlos C. and Preston K.
When making cookies with cake mixes, do you follow the cake mix directions before you add the butter and egg? I never bake so I just don't know. I was not able to drop the cookies. I just added the butter and egg, but they are a little too hard. Thank you.
Forget the cake directions. Just follow the cookie directions. Take mix and add egg and melted butter or whatever it says. Cookie batter usually is hard. The oven will heat it and melt it flat. Use 2 spoons. One to scoop and another to scrape it off (to drop). Good luck. (05/14/2009)
The easiest cake mix cookie recipe I know is this:
Mix all ingredients well until smooth, thick batter forms. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips, etc. if wanted.
Drop by spoonfuls on greased/Pam sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 350F degrees for 12 - 15 minutes. Yields about 4 dozen cookies. Bake until barely brown for soft cookies.
Some combinations I have tried are white cake/almonds or walnuts or white chocolate chips, chocolate cake/chocolate chips, yellow cake/toffee or butterscotch chips, yellow cake/1/2 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup raisins.
I just used a funfetti cake mix with no additions, and it made nice sugar cookies with the colored sprinkles throughout them.
I make cake mix cookies all the time. I use:
Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake about 8 minutes. Any flavor cake mix can be used and you can add nuts, chips, or anything else you'd like. (05/16/2009)
My family raves over the different cookies I make now. Catch the name brand cake mixes on the loss leader sales at 68 cents or less.