Cake Mix Cookie Recipes

October 4, 2010

cake mix cookiesOne 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

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April 20, 2010

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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May 12, 2010

So quick and easy. Mix the three ingredients and drop about 1 tablespoon into powdered sugar. Bake 10 minutes and check for doneness.

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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 18, 2009

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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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.


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

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December 14, 2012

Lemon cookies made out of cake mix.

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December 21, 2009

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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June 11, 2015

This recipe was "developed by" Cynthia Ann Starr in Louisiana. It started out as cake mix cookies but I had forgotten the exact recipe and "thought" it was 3 eggs.


These taste like cake and are soft like cake but you can pick them up like cookies. Freezes wonderfully.

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August 27, 2007

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

These are a delicious variation on oatmeal raisin cookies.

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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

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

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February 11, 2011

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



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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.

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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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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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November 9, 2010

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


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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