Easy Cake Mix Cookies
These easy cake mix cookies are especially good when you need a sweet treat at the last minute for a bake sale, office party or pot luck dinner.
Stock up on a variety of cake mixes when they are on sale. Adding eggs and oil, these easy cookies only cost about $1.50 per batch. Imagine baking a whole batch of cookies for the price of one cookie bought at a bakery!
A great recipe to make with kids, cookies from cake mix are simple to make and require very little measuring and clean-up.
These moist and soft cookies made from cake mix definitely rate five stars for the taste, price, ease, time and effort. They also freeze very well.
Very versatile, these easy cake mix cookies can be made with a variety of cake mixes.
Easy Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Yield: 2 to 2-1/2 dozen
- 1 package (18.25 ounces) cake mix, any flavor
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and oil. Stir to mix well. To make dough easier to handle, place dough in refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place cookie balls on cookie sheet or baking pan. If thinner cookies are desired, slightly flatten the cookie balls using the back of a spoon or a glass.
4. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden, being careful not to overcook. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Store cooled cookies in an air-tight container.
While the variations are endless, here are a few ideas for even more easy cake mix cookies:
Banana Cookie Recipe: Use a banana cake mix. For extra flavor, add 1 package chocolate or peanut butter chips. Bake as directed.
Cherry Cookies: Use a cherry cake mix. For extra flavor, add 1 teaspoon almond extract and 1 cup of chopped almonds to cookie batter or roll cookie balls in almonds. Bake as directed.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies: Use a chocolate cake mix. Add 1 package of peanut butter chips to the cookie batter. Bake as directed.
Chocolate Candy Bar Cookies: Use a chocolate cake mix. Chop up 5 of your favorite candy bars. Add to cookie batter. Bake as directed.
Sugar Cookies: Use any flavor of cake mix. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in granulated sugar or colored sugar. Bake as directed.
Cream Cheese Cookies: Use any flavor of cake mix. Add 1 container (8 ounces) of softened cream cheese and 1 stick of melted butter or margarine. Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll them in powdered sugar. Bake as directed.
Chocolate Cherry Cookies: Use a chocolate cake mix. Add 2 teaspoons almond extract and 1 cup chopped dried cherries. Bake as directed.
Carrot Cake Cookies: Use a carrot cake mix. Add 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to batter. Bake as directed.
Cranberry Cookies: Use a spice cake mix. Add 1 teaspoon rum extract and 1 cup chopped dried cranberries. Bake as directed.
Pecan Cookies: Use a butter pecan cake mix. Add 1 cup chopped pecans. Bake as directed.
Strawberry Cookies: Use a strawberry cake mix. Add 1 packet of unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid. Bake as directed.
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies: Use a chocolate cake mix and add 1 to 2 teaspoons peppermint extract. Bake as directed.
Orange Creamsicle Cookies: Use a yellow cake mix. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 package unsweetened orange flavored Kool-Aid. Bake as directed.
Coconut Cookies: Use a white or coconut cake mix. Add 1 teaspoon coconut extract and 1/2 cup shredded coconut to batter. Bake as directed.
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies: Use a white cake mix. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to the dough. In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar with 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture, coating evenly. Bake as directed.
Orange Cranberry Cookies: Use an orange cake mix. Add 1 teaspoon orange extract and 1 cup chopped dried cranberries to the dough. Bake as directed. Drizzle cooled cookies with melted chocolate, if desired.
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