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A quick and easy way to make cookies is to start with boxed cake mix. This page contains cake mix cookie recipes.
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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.

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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!

Ingredients:

Directions:

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

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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.

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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.

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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 Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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So quick and easy.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix the three ingredients and drop about 1 tablespoon into powdered sugar. Bake 10 minutes and check for doneness. Bake at 325 degrees F. Do not over bake.

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By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE

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November 24, 2006

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.

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January 5, 2009

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.

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February 19, 2008

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.

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Here is what I have come up with to add fiber and to cut the fat and calories.

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Lemon cookies made out of cake mix.

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Make the most of your cookie making time by using simple ingredients to make 3 different kinds of killer good cookies.

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Blend cake mix, oil, water and eggs. Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts. Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Top of cookies will be pale. Make 3 1/2 dozen.

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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.

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November 17, 2005

The perfect combination of chocolate and nuts makes these cookies a delicious treat for your next Christmas party.

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November 17, 2005

These cookies are great if you need last minute treats. It doesn't get much simpler than this!

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November 17, 2005

These are a delicious variation on oatmeal raisin cookies.

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February 11, 2011

I'm looking for recipes for cake mix cookies or bars.

Pat

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February 11, 20110 found this helpful

Google the topic and you will be bound to find some of those recipes.

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February 13, 20110 found this helpful

This is the way I make cookies using cake mix.
Box of cake mix , 2 layer size (your choice of flavor)
2 eggs
1/2 -2/3 cup Mazola corn oil
(1/2 cup oil gives you thicker, softer cookies and 2/3 cup oil will make thinner, crispier cookies)
Add 1/2 cup of raisins, nuts, peanut butter, or chocolate / butterscotch chips to make a variety of cookies. Mix and match the cake mix with the additions for the greatest variety
Refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll into walnut size balls and place on lightly greased baking sheet. Leave space between cookies. Bake from 8-12 minutes depending on size and your own oven at 375 degrees F.
Good Luck. They're really very easy.
Lee

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February 15, 20110 found this helpful

My favorite cake cookie receipe is one box of confetti cake mix, 1/4 c. veg oil, 1 egg. Mix egg and oil then add to the cake mix and blend well, this will be very doughy. I roll about one tablespoon of dough in my hands into a ball and put on a sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 350 deg for about 8-10 min. Makes about 36 cookies. I buy cake mixes when they are on sale and the next time my children tell me that they need to bring treats to school tomorrow I can whip these up and the kids love the party cookies. For more adult cookies try using spiced cake mix and frost with brown sugar or dark chocolate frosting. You can make them fat free also by using applesauce in place of the oil, same amount.

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February 15, 20110 found this helpful

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February 15, 20110 found this helpful

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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.

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February 18, 20110 found this helpful

I have made these cookie's many times and very easy..
1 box spice cake
1 large can pumpkin
1 BAG semi sweet chocolate chips

mix cake mix and pumpkin until well blended then pour in chips, mix well, drop by table spoon full onto parchment paper or ungreased cookie sheet into a 350 oven for 18 min.
Very good and easy!

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August 22, 2011

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

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August 22, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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August 23, 20110 found this helpful

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
2 eggs
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.

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August 23, 20110 found this helpful

These are the best I've ever had.

1 pkg. Duncan Hines white cake mix
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. semi sweet or white chocolate chips, or half & half, or half & 1/2 c. Heath or Reese's Bits
1/2 c. nuts (I use pecans)
3/4 c. oil (I use Canola)
1 egg
Roll 1-1 1/2 teaspoonfuls into balls. Bake at 375 F for 10-12 min.

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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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November 11, 20100 found this helpful

I found a great little cookbook at my aunts house called 101 things to do with a cake mix.

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September 22, 2016

These simple cake mix based cookies are delicious and easy enough for your junior bakers to tackle. This is a page about strawberry chocolate chip cookies.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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February 21, 2019

Make cookies with few ingredients by using everyday cake mix as the base. These cookies come out dense and chewy. This page is about quick and easy cake mix cookies.

A plate of cookies made with cake mix.

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May 16, 2018

A boxed cake mix can be the base for delicious cookies or other baked goodies. This is a page about making chocolate chip cake mix cookies.

Close up of chocolate chip cookies.

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March 15, 2017

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.

Plate of red cookies.

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May 12, 2010

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 Su from Ohio

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Easy Cake Mix Cookies

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)

By jean leiner

Easy Cake Mix Cookies

Thank you, Omanana! I would never have thought of freezing any either! Thank you very much! Su (04/06/2009)

By Su

Easy Cake Mix Cookies

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.
(04/06/2009)

By Babette

Easy Cake Mix Cookies

Here's a cake mix cookie recipe I hope you try and like.

  • 1 box devils food cake mix
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 8oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

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)

By Barbara Jean

Easy Cake Mix Cookies

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)

By Kathryen

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May 12, 2010

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.

Ingredients:

Directions:

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.

By JC

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April 5, 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.

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