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Cookies From Cake Mix - Here's the Recipe
How do you make cookies from cake mix? We have the easy recipe (including red velvet cookies)!
Making cookies from cake mix is one of the quickest and easiest ways to fill the cookie jar for holidays, for summer (they're quick to bake), or any time of year. The easy recipe requires only three ingredients, a cookie sheet, and an oven. Stir-ins and frosting are optional. In no time you'll have tasty, delicious cookies with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
There are multiple variations of cookies made with cake mix using add-ins such as chocolate chips, and we'll tell you about a few of our favorites below then give you the opportunity to tell us about yours.
The picture you see here is cookies made using red velvet cake mix, baked then topped with a dollop of canned frosting. The frosting is optional, but what a pretty Christmas or Valentine's Day cookie these make! (Tip: Try the new Pink Lemonade cake mix and frosting for some pretty pink cookies for Easter or for a baby shower!)
Is your mind working yet, coming up with ideas for flavor combinations your family would enjoy? You don't need a special occasion to make cookies from cake mix. All you need is a sweet tooth and some imagination. Start preheating the oven and let's get busy!
Christmas Cookies from Cake Mix - Easy, fast, and fun!
I made the batch of cake mix cookies in the picture above using a Pillsbury vanilla cake mix, creamy vanilla frosting, and colorful Christmas "sequins." They looked beautiful and tasted great. I'll definitely be making more this year.
Here's the recipe:
- Prep time: 10 min
- Cook time: 8 min
- Ready in: 18 min
- Yields: Makes about 30 cookies.
- 1 box cake mix (flavor of your choice)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup cooking oil
- stir-ins and/or frosting (optional - see notes below)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour the dry cake mix into a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and cooking oil. Add the stir-ins if using. Stir well to make cookie dough.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop out dough. Using your hands, roll dough into a ball about 3/4 to 1-inch in diameter. Place balls of dough on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are done. Note that the cookies will rise and tops will crack, then will fall as they cool. Cool completely on cookie sheet. Frost tops or decorate as desired. (Scroll down the page for more pictures and suggestions.)
- Suggested stir-ins include one cup chocolate chips with devil's food cake, peanut butter chips with chocolate fudge cake mix, coconut, nuts, or raisins with spice, carrot, or banana cake mix, nuts, oatmeal, raisins, dried fruit pieces, etc.
- Use canned or homemade frosting if desired. Try cream cheese frosting with red velvet cake mix, vanilla with lemon cake mix, chocolate fudge with devil's food cake mix, etc.
- Baking time varies with the type of cookie sheet you use and the true temperature of your oven. Cookies should be soft when you remove them from the oven. I suggest letting the first batch cool then checking the consistency of the finished product. Adjust baking time, adding more time if they're too soft. If in doubt, go ahead and take them out.
Try it. Rate it!
101 Things to Do With a Cake Mix
Bake SnickerDoodles, and more, from a cake mix. This outstanding recipe book contains at least 100 more ideas and recipes using cake mixes, from brownies and bars to cookies, muffins and breads, and even (yep) cakes! Husband approved and recommended!
This bestselling book, a customer favorite, is part of the "101 Things to Do With" cookbook series. Check 'em all out at the link.
Available in paperback or choose the ebook version to keep handy on your Kindle.
I just finished making a batch of easy snickerdoodles from cake mix using a recipe in this book. They're so good, my husband wants more! RECOMMENDED!
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Have you ever made cookies from cake mix?
White on White Cookies from Cake Mix - Pretty for winter or maybe even a wedding shower.
A nice, simple recipe variation. I used vanilla cake mix with vanilla frosting for this batch. Ah, the simplicity of winter white!
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Crinkled and Cracked on Top - Perfect and Pretty! - Soft and chewy inside. Yum!
Wouldn't these pretty red cookies be perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or even a special shower?
"Where can I buy Red Velvet Cake Mix?"
Red velvet cookies are so very popular, but sometimes it can be hard to find the cake mix. No problem! If you can't find it in your local store, order it online using the link below.
I have to say that red velvet cookies from cake mix topped with a dollop of cream cheese frosting is my favorite combination. And they're the perfect easy dessert to make for a Christmas party or to serve on Valentine's Day.
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Red Velvet cake mix, pack of six.
Cake Mix Cookies Variation: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Verdict? Yum!
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