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How to make cookies from a cake mix: Carrot Cake Mix Cookies

Updated on January 25, 2012
Carrot cake mix cookies with icing!
Carrot cake mix cookies with icing! | Source

Basic Cake Mix Cookie Recipe


Before I get started, I want to share the basic cake mix cookie recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put all ingredients in mixing bowl.
  3. Mix with spoon not mixer.
  4. Put bowl in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Roll into balls and put on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8 or 9 minutes. Cookies will be soft.
  7. Let cool. Drizzle with icing or leave plain.
  8. Enjoy!

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Duncan Hines Carrot Cake mix with real carrots and raisins.
Duncan Hines Carrot Cake mix with real carrots and raisins. | Source

Experimenting!


I love the decadent carrot cake mix from Duncan Hines and I wondered what it would be like as a cookie. I took the basic cake mix cookie recipe and tweaked it a bit. They turned out pretty good. My only complaint was that the cookies didn't keep their shape and kind of spread out when cooking. Not a problem because they are still delicious! Here's a step-by-step guide to my decadent carrot cake mix cookie experiment! Have any tips for me? Let me hear 'em!

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Bring those carrots and raisins back to life!
Bring those carrots and raisins back to life! | Source
Ready for the oven!
Ready for the oven! | Source

Super-moist Carrot Cake Mix Cookies


Ingredients:

  • Duncan Hines Decadent Carrot Cake mix with real carrots and raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil

Directions:

  1. Open packet of carrots and raisins and pour into 1 1/3 cup of hot tap water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Completely drain the water from the carrots and raisins.
  3. Put cake mix, eggs, oil, and carrot/raisin mix into a mixing bowl. Mix with spoon not mixer.
  4. Freeze mix for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Cookies will be soft.
  8. Let cool. Drizzle with icing or leave plain.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes: This is a very sticky mixture and it doesn't get very firm even after freezing for 2 hours. Perhaps leaving it to freeze overnight might make the cookies more uniform, but baking times would probably have to be adjusted.

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The finished product. Now share!
The finished product. Now share! | Source

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 3 years ago from USA

      Hi EclecticFusion, this is a really good idea. I too love the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing. Voted useful and interesting.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      STEVEW13, good luck! Thanks for the comment!

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      Steve Wright 5 years ago from Norwich, England

      This does look rather straightforward, so much so I think even i could have success in making them, will definitely be giving it a shot! Thanks for sharing!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Brett.Tesol: Yes, they are very simple and easy to make. Hopefully you'll get to make them one day!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      So simple! Kind of makes me wish I had an oven in this apartment, but in the Korean mountains it isn't going to happen LOL.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      pjpitts: Excellent! Let me know how it goes!

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      pjpitts 5 years ago from United States

      this looks easy and fabulous! I am definatley going to try it!