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Cookies Made From Cake Mix

I love finding easy ways to make great tasting foods. Whether they are sweet or savory, saving time is always a plus when you are a busy, full time working mom of two. So when I was invited over to a friends house for a little get together, I didn't want to go empty handed so I decided to make some cookies. I was in a hurry and didn't want to spend lots of time searching for and measuring ingredients, so I turned to a box a cake mix. The great thing about making cookies from a cake mix is the wide variety of cookies that can be made. The basic change is to add 1 egg, 1/4 cup water, and one stick (1/2 cup) of melted butter. After that, you can get very creative with your add ins. So here are the two types of cookies that I made.

Lemon Blueberry Cookie Ingredients

  • Box of lemon cake mix
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries

Lemon Glaze

Making a delicious lemon glaze is a very easy and tasty addition to this cookie. Simply mix two tablespoons of lemon juice with 3/4 cup of confectioner's sugar until the sugar and juice have completely combined. Then spread over the top of the cooled cookies.

Directions for Making Lemon Blueberry Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour the cake mix into a bowl and completely mix in the egg, butter, and water.
  3. Gently fold in the blueberries. If the blueberries get squished, it will result in purplish streaks in your cookies.
  4. Place tablespoon sized spoonfuls of cookie mix onto a cookie sheet coated with nonstick spray.
  5. Bake for about 8 minutes. Be sure you do not over bake the cookies. This will result in dry cookies.
  6. Allow cookies to completely cool before adding the lemon glaze.

Makes approximately 30 cookies.

The lemony fresh flavor of this cookie was a big hit and the party!

Pictures of Making Lemon Blueberry Cookies

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Leave about an inch space between cookies on the cookies sheet.Grace carefully glazes each of the cooled lemon cookies.Adding the glaze gives the cookies a nice additional burst of lemon flavor.Finished lemon blueberry cookies!
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Leave about an inch space between cookies on the cookies sheet.
Leave about an inch space between cookies on the cookies sheet. | Source
Grace carefully glazes each of the cooled lemon cookies.
Grace carefully glazes each of the cooled lemon cookies. | Source
Adding the glaze gives the cookies a nice additional burst of lemon flavor.
Adding the glaze gives the cookies a nice additional burst of lemon flavor. | Source
Finished lemon blueberry cookies!
Finished lemon blueberry cookies! | Source

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cookie Ingredients

  • Box of devil's food chocolate cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of water (I used 1/4 cup and found that I would have preferred for them to be a little more moist. I will change this to 1/2 cup of water the next time I make this recipe.)
  • 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup of dried cherries

Cake Mix Cookie Ideas

Flavor of Cake Mix
Add Ins
Chocolate Fudge
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup pieces, York Pepperment Patty pieces
Red Velvet
Make as cookie bars and swirl in sweetened Marscapone or cream cheese.
Lemon
raspberries
Vanilla
M and M candies (any flavor)
Butter Pecan
coconut
Spice
shredded zuccini, chopped walnuts
Here are some ideas for add ins in various cake mix cookie recipes.

Directions for Making Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add cake mix, egg, butter, and water to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Stir in the walnuts and cherries.
  4. Place spoonfuls of cookie mix onto a nonstick spray coated cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes watching carefully not to over bake.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Pictures of Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cookies

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Gathering the ingredients.Be sure that there is a nice mix of all ingredients in each cookie.Ready to eat!
Gathering the ingredients.
Gathering the ingredients. | Source
Be sure that there is a nice mix of all ingredients in each cookie.
Be sure that there is a nice mix of all ingredients in each cookie. | Source
Ready to eat!
Ready to eat! | Source

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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

This reminder about cake mix cookies comes just in time for the busy holiday season. Your versions look wonderful!


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Cara as always I love your recipes and always ending pinning to try a new recipe. Seriously sounds yummy and have shared, voted up and tweeted too!!


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Flightkeeper 4 years ago from The East Coast

I love quick and easy cookie recipes. These look like winners. Thanks!


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sunbun143 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I need all the timesavers I can get with two boys under 3! Thank you for the tips! Sharing!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

Just what I've been looking for! I used to make cookies from cake mixes several years ago, but never wrote the instructions down.

Voting you up and useful!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow-I never would have thought to go to a cake mix for an easy to make cookie recipe-great idea, thanks for sharing! Your chocolate walnut cherry cookie is the one I would pick...although, the lemon blueberry sounds delicious also.....signed, Cookie Monster :)

BTW-you seem to be 'down' one helper, haha. What happened?


Ruth Pieterse 4 years ago

Very useful. Thanks


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks RTalloni. Hopefully it will inspire others during the holiday season and beyond!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

And as always Janine, thanks for all of your support and shares! I appreciate your ongoing visits! :)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

So glad that you found them so useful Flightkeeper. I hope that you are able to give some of them a try.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Haha sunbun143, I know *exactly* what you mean! Although I had a boy and a girl, I did once have two under 3! Thanks for your visit and share.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Yippee! I'm so glad that this hub helped you to remember a recipe that you''d been looking for Au fait. Hope that you can give them a try soon!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I really thought that I would love the chocolate ones but I really like the lemon better. I think that I just needed to make them a little moister. As far as my helpers, well, I would have preferred none but one slipped in! BTW, I like your new profile pic!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Glad you found the recipe useful Ruth, thanks for stopping by.


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Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

These are great. I can't wait to try some of them, especially the lemon blueberry cookies. I will bookmark this page and voted up, thanks for sharing.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I love easy cookie recipes! Thanks for the great suggestions.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I was just thinking about making a batch of cookies this week for munching. Your ideas are simple and I just know they are very yummy. Thanks for sharing.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Gracias :) Thought I'd take a risk, haha


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Mmmm ^_^ cake mix cookies are great! Love your versions. These are great to make with the youngest of chefs-in-training ^_^ Voted up!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading Efficient Admin. I hope that you get a chance soon to give them a try!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Me too Rose! You are very welcome and it's good to see you! ;)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks for your visit teaches. When I am working, quick is my best friend! :) I have to say that everyone at our gathering was talking about the cookies so I guess they were a hit!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

You're welcome! :)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Yes, I can't seem to shake those chefs! My daughter enjoyed making them and it was a great time to spend together.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Have a good Friday, Cara. Lovin' the w/e again, eh? :)


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jbrock2041 4 years ago from Park City, UT

These look great! Especially the blueberry ones. I would imagine that these cookies would be the hit of a party and would get you serious compliments on how great they tasted. Your pictures are great too.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Haha, thanks! Yep, weekends rule once again!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks jbrock. I was surprised at how much everyone enjoyed them. They were very moist and had such a great flavor. Glad to have you visit!

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