Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies recipe

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 30 servings

Using a purchased cake mix to make cookies is a fun way to save time in the kitchen. This recipe for Cake Mix Cookies will work with any flavor of cake mix. You can also use Homemade Cake Mix to reduce the chemicals in your food.

This is a great recipe to start teaching kids how to cook. There is really no measuring; just make sure that the kids wash their hands well after working with the dough, since it contains raw egg. In addition, cake mix made with flour can have bacteria. So watch them carefully and don't let them eat the raw dough or even lick their fingers before they have washed their hands thoroughly with soap and water.

If you're using a chocolate cake mix, add 2 tablespoons water along with the egg, just because that type of mix needs more water.

You can stir in chocolate chips, coated candy pieces, chopped nuts, or oatmeal once the dough is formed. Frost the cookies, using canned frosting, or make sandwich cookies by spreading frosting between two cookies. These Cake Mix Cookies should be stored tightly covered at room temperature so they stay soft.

Ingredients

  • 1 (18-ounce) package cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, softened butter, and egg with a mixer or with a spoon until the dry ingredients are moistened and the dough is thoroughly mixed.

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  4. Then stir in any additions if you'd like.

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  5. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto an un-greased cookie sheet.

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  6. Bake at 350 F for 9 to 12 minutes.

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  7. Cool the cookies for 2 minutes on the cookie sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool using a wide and thin spatula.

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  8. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

    Cake Mix Cookies recipe
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    Addition Suggestions

  9. Dark chocolate chips

  10. Milk chocolate chips

  11. White chocolate chips

  12. Butterscotch chips

  13. Sprinkles

  14. Candy

  15. Pieces of candy bars