Iced Cookies from Muffin Mix

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You can make cookies from muffin mix as well as cake mixes. This recipe was made with half of the muffin mix package and the cookies are iced with a glaze.


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I scored a box of almond poppyseed muffin mix at the shops for 69 cents. The problem was, no one felt like having muffins. We did, however, really want some cookies. With a few tweaks to the mix, we had the most awesome chewy sugar cookies. I made a simple glaze for the tops because my family loves a bit of icing.

This recipe uses half a box of 17 ounce mix (I saved the other half for when we do actually want muffins). You can use the whole box and double the recipe easily if you'd like 48 cookies. Try this with any type of muffin mix. Get creative!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 8.5 oz muffin mix
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  • dash of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar and milk.
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  3. Stir in the muffin mix a little bit at a time.
  4. Keep stirring until an even dough forms. Let stand 5 minutes.
  5. Use your hands to roll dough into 24 balls. Place on a baking sheet.
  6. Use a fork to press down into the cookies to flatten, at the same time making ridges to hold the icing.
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  8. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. Allow to cool on sheet a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. In a bowl, whisk together 2 teaspoons of milk and powdered sugar. If you'd like your icing thicker, add more powdered sugar. Add a dash of salt and whisk. This really brings out all the flavours.
  10. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies and let stand to harden a bit.
  11. Another variation of this (which is my personal preference in our family) is to bake the cookies 2 minutes longer, shut off the heat, then let them hang in the oven for a few minutes. This makes for super crisp sugar cookies. No icing for me! :)
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