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Fast & Delicious Dreamsicle Cookies

Updated on December 19, 2013
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

If you're having a cookie craving, you can whip these up and be eating them in about 20 minutes or less! They are easy enough for kids to help with too. Best of all, you can make them in any flavor that cake mixes come in, not just the Dreamsicle flavor I featured here! They're perfect for add-ins like chocolate chips, coconut, candies, and so on. You can frost them with your favorite icing, or not!

This dough would keep well refrigerated or frozen. Just roll the dough into balls, freeze on a cookie sheet, then remove for storage to a freezer container. So when those unexpected holiday guests drop by, you can have freshly baked cookies in minutes!

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 7 min
  • Ready in: 17 min
  • Yields: Makes about 18 cookies


  • One Dreamsicle flavor (or any other flavor!) packaged cake mix
  • 1 small pkg. Vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 cup of any desired add-ins
  • Canned frosting (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Blend all ingredients on low speed with mixer until well combined. Stir in the add-ins if any by hand.
  3. Roll about a tablespoon sized ball of dough, squish slightly to flatten and place 2" apart on silicone baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 7-8 minutes, test for doneness.
  5. If desired place a Hershey Kiss or other candy into hot cookies after removing from oven.
  6. Allow to cool thoroughly on rack before removing cookies as they are soft when done and need to firm up.
Artisan Silicone Baking Mat for Half-Size Cookie Sheet with Red Border, 16.5 x 11 inches, 2-Pack
Artisan Silicone Baking Mat for Half-Size Cookie Sheet with Red Border, 16.5 x 11 inches, 2-Pack

There is nothing that bakes cookies more evenly than silicone! Once I went silicone, I've never baked cookies any other way! Just sit this mat on top of any cookie sheet. They're even dishwasher safe!

Wilton Cookie Spatula
Wilton Cookie Spatula

I received this last Christmas as a gift and LOVE it!! No more broken cookies for me!

Spode Christmas Tree Annual Edition Dessert Tray, 11.5-Inch
Spode Christmas Tree Annual Edition Dessert Tray, 11.5-Inch

What a pretty way to serve the cookies to your holiday guests!



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    • SheilaSchnauzies profile image

      Sheila 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      @MyCrazyAdventures: Good for you! Enjoy!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      All these cookies certainly look heavenly. Delicious drop cookies.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      Doesn't get easier than this. Now I have something fun to do with all those on-sale cake mixes I bought besides bake cakes---red velvet cookies ought to be ideal for the holidays, yea! Thanks!