Iced Cookies from Muffin Mix

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September 19, 2018

Iced Cookies on plateI 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.
  2. mixing butter, sugar and milk
  3. Stir in the muffin mix a little bit at a time.
  4. add Muffin Mix to butter mix

  5. Keep stirring until an even dough forms. Let stand 5 minutes.
  6. mixed batter
  7. Use your hands to roll dough into 24 balls. Place on a baking sheet.
  8. dropped cookies
  9. Use a fork to press down into the cookies to flatten, at the same time making ridges to hold the icing.
  10. smashing cookies with fork
  11. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. Allow to cool on sheet a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. baked cookies

  13. 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.
  14. mixing icing
  15. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies and let stand to harden a bit.
  16. drizzling icing on Cookies
  17. 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! :)
  18. baked Cookies on plate

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September 19, 20180 found this helpful

I love your creativity here with a muffin mix. I've made cookies from cake mixes before so this is right up my ally. I especially like the last tip about leaving them in the oven for a crisper cookie. Looks awesome and I am going to do this!

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
September 19, 20180 found this helpful

Excellent, Elaine! Let us know what mix you use and how they turn out! :)

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
September 19, 20180 found this helpful

Hi ThriftyFun! Could you please move the "1/2 cup powdered sugar" in the ingredients down to the icing segment? Thank you! :)

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 267 Posts
September 19, 20180 found this helpful

Should be fixed now. :)

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