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How to Make Cookies From a Box of Cake Mix

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These cakey cookies are sure to be a hit.

These cakey cookies are sure to be a hit.

Need Cookies in a Hurry?

Nothing's more comforting than a glass of milk and a warm cookie.

But sometimes baking a batch of cookies is often easier said than done. I don't always have the time to haul out the heavy-duty mixer, measure all of the wet and dry ingredients, break eggs, beat till fluffy, and on and on.

That's where this recipe come in handy.

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 package cake mix (look below for suggested flavor combinations)
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened (see note below)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 6-oz pkg baking chips -see suggestions below)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Drop 1-tablespoon portion 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10–12 minutes. Cool for 1 minute on a baking sheet before removing to cooling racks.

Cake MixBaking Chips

Chocolate

semi sweet, milk chocolate, peanut butter

Chocolate Fudge

white chocolate, cherry, mint

White or Yellow

semi sweet, milk chocolate, butterscotch

Spice

cinnamon, butterscotch

Carrot

cinnamon, semi sweet

Cake Mix Citrus Crisps

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg lemon, orange, or lime-flavor cake mix
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Drop by teaspoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10–12 minutes, or until golden. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove to rack to finish cooling.

Cake mix bar cookies

Cake mix bar cookies

Cake Mix Bar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package cake mix (look below for suggested flavor combinations)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 cups baking chips (see suggestions below)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg, then stir in the cake mix. Fold in nuts and baking chips. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25–30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Cake Mix/Baking Chip Combinations

Cake MixBaking Chips

Chocolate

semi-sweet, milk chocolate, peanut butter

Chocolate Fudge

white chocolate, cherry, mint

White or Yellow

semi-sweet, milk chocolate, butterscotch

Spice

Cinnamon, butterscotch

Carrot

cinnamon, semi-sweet

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