Two-Ingredient Cookie Recipes

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Cake Mix Cookie Bars with M & MsCake Mix Cookies with chocolate and toffee bits.Cake Mix and Butter!Melt butter and pour on cake mix.Mix them together and pat in pan with fork.Two-Ingredient cookies ready for the oven in 5 minutes or less!Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  You can cut and eat!  They taste like shortbread.Or you can pour on chocolate chips.Wait a few minutes for them to melt and then spread them with a knife.Sprinkle with toffee
Cake Mix Cookie Bars with M & Ms
Cake Mix Cookie Bars with M & Ms | Source
Cake Mix Cookies with chocolate and toffee bits.
Cake Mix Cookies with chocolate and toffee bits. | Source
Cake Mix and Butter!
Cake Mix and Butter! | Source
Melt butter and pour on cake mix.
Melt butter and pour on cake mix. | Source
Mix them together and pat in pan with fork.
Mix them together and pat in pan with fork. | Source
Two-Ingredient cookies ready for the oven in 5 minutes or less!
Two-Ingredient cookies ready for the oven in 5 minutes or less! | Source
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  You can cut and eat!  They taste like shortbread.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. You can cut and eat! They taste like shortbread. | Source
Or you can pour on chocolate chips.
Or you can pour on chocolate chips. | Source
Wait a few minutes for them to melt and then spread them with a knife.
Wait a few minutes for them to melt and then spread them with a knife. | Source
Sprinkle with toffee
Sprinkle with toffee | Source

Best, Fastest Recipe Ever!

Ever need a homemade dessert in a real hurry? These are the fastest, best, cookies I've ever eaten. Try these once and you will be convinced. I've had a hard time getting a picture of these because they disappear so fast at my house. There are so many variations of these cookies that you may never want to use a more complicated recipe again!

5 stars from 2 ratings of Cake Mix Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 package cake mix, any variety
  • 1/2 cup butter

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 24 bars

Instructions

  1. Put mix in pan. Melt butter in microwave. Pour butter on cake mix and stir. Pat down with hands or a fork.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. That's it! Cut into bars and enjoy!

Topping Ideas

Toppings: Two-ingredient bars taste terrific straight from the oven. However, if you want to add toppings, you can make them even better. Here are some topping ideas:

1. Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Chips, White chocolate chips or Butterscotch chips: Pour chips on cookie right from the oven. They will melt in a few minutes and you can use a knife to spread them around. While they are still melted, you can put nuts, toffee bits or marshmallows on top. The chocolate will harden up as the cookie cools. To speed up the process, you can put the cookie in the freezer.

2. Cherry pie mix, Blueberry Pie Mix, Blackberry Pie Mix or Peach Pie Mix: After the cookie cools, just pour the pie mix on top. Makes an instant "torte" cookie. You can make the cookie in a round pan to make it more like a real torte.

3. Cookie Pizza: Make this cookie in a round pan. Make this into a "cookie pizza" by combining 1 eight oz. cream cheese with 1 cup of powdered sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla. Spread the cream cheese mixture on the cooled cookie. Top the cream cheese mixture with cut fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and kiwis. Spoon melted light colored jelly (like apple or apricot) on top if you want to make this a fancier dessert). Cut into wedges to serve.

4. Frosting: Cover the cookie with any home made or store bought frosting. Slice and serve. To make a fantastic homemade chocolate truffle frosting, put 1 cup of chocolate chips in a bowl with 1 Tb. butter and 1/4 cup milk or cream. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Add more butter if the mixture is too thick. Frost cookie and sprinkle with coconut, toffee bits or chopped up chocolate candies like Butterfinger or Snickers.

Want a Healthier Treat?

So you need a healthier recipe? Still need something fast? If you have bananas and oatmeal, you can mash those together in a food processor and make cookies that are very healthy and chewy. Like my cookies, she adds some chocolate chips for more flavor. You could also add any of the ingredients below for more flavor:

  1. raisins
  2. dried cranberries
  3. coconut
  4. pecans or other nuts
  5. cinnamon
  6. a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top of the cookies
  7. blueberries
  8. tiny apple chunks
  9. sunflower seeds

See the video below for instructions!

Low Fat Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Need something with less fat? Try my favorite pumpkin cookies. These are so simple and tasty, especially in the fall. I can never make enough of these. My family loves for me to put in mini chocolate chips.

Just combine:

  • 1 white, yellow or spice cake mix
  • 1 16 oz. can of pureed pumpkin

Mix until the batter is very well combined. You can add raisins or chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper or greased pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes or until firm. These cookies are very soft and chewy.

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gryphin423 5 years ago from Florida

What a great idea! Quick is always a good thing!


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

Lol I am sure you do :)


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VirginiaLynne 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Cresentmoon--these really are a regular feature at our home. I'm a shortbread cookie addict, so I have trouble not eatimg them all up!


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

These sound delicious, thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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VirginiaLynne 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks ugochi! These are pretty inexpensive too--which is always helpful when you have a lot of kids like I do!


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ugochi 5 years ago from Nigeria

so easy and quick preparation I think I will try these today. Thanks for sharing these. kept it up.


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VirginiaLynne 5 years ago from United States Author

Kimberly--Thanks for that added idea! I've recently been trying out sugar free mixes too. My dad was a diabetic, and so I'm always aware of special diet needs. I have a lot of friends who can't have glueten also. I'm actually working on some recipes for special diets. Please post some of your ideas!


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kimberlyh32 5 years ago

This is a great recipe! I have a child who often misses out on treats, like cookies, because he has many food allergies. I already know of one brand of cake mix that is safe for him and a substitute butter. I am happy that you shared this recipie and my son will be so happy to have a cookie that does not taste like cardboard.


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VirginiaLynne 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks! Yes--I use this all the time in emergency cooking--which happens a lot when you have 5 kids who forget to tell you they volunteered you to bake something for an event the next day! I even used this instead of birthday cupcakes once. I felt a little guilty but the kids loved them!


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SEXYLADYDEE 5 years ago from Upstate NY

What a great hub! An emergency quick way to make cookies on the run or a simple recipe to make with the kids. Definitely going to try this.

Dee

Voted up, useful and interesting!

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