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Cookies From a Box of Cake Mix

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Linda explores food facts, folklore, and fabulous recipes, one ingredient at a time.

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We Need Cookies, STAT!

Is there anything more comforting than a glass of milk and a warm cookie? But, 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 when these recipes come in handy.

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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 portions 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10–12 minutes. Cool 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.

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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

© 2014 Linda Lum

Comments

Linda Lum (author) from Washington State, USA on January 05, 2015:

vocalcoach - the chocolate chip cookies are very moist and chewy--they are almost dangerously too easy to make. Thanks for your kind comments. Have a great day!

Linda Lum (author) from Washington State, USA on January 04, 2015:

CassandraCae - I have never tried red velvet. That sounds really good. Thanks for that idea.

Linda Lum (author) from Washington State, USA on January 04, 2015:

rebeccamealey - yes, most of what it takes to make a cookie is already in that little box. ...sounds dangerous, doesn't it? Thanks for your comments.

Debra Allen from West By God on January 04, 2015:

I have already made some cookies like this and they are very good. I made a bunch a couple of Chritmasses ago and they were a hit with everyone.

Elizabeth Lynn Westbay from United States on January 04, 2015:

I absolutely love cake mix cookies. My favorite are red velvet and white chocolate chip.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on January 04, 2015:

Clever! It makes so much sense to make cookies from cake mix. Thanks!

Linda Lum (author) from Washington State, USA on January 03, 2015:

Hi Jackie Lynnley - I hope you find the time to try a few of these. Since more and more cake flavors are being produced, it seems the flavor combinations of cake and chips is almost limitless. Thanks for stopping by.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 03, 2015:

I have just been thinking lately it was possible to make cookies from cake mixes if you can make brownies from them, but I had no idea how so thanks so much. I have sooo many cake mixes. ^+

Linda Lum (author) from Washington State, USA on January 03, 2015:

Lady Guinevere - I am so glad that you stopped by. I will look for your sweet breads hub. If you do make any of these cookies, please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

Debra Allen from West By God on January 03, 2015:

These do sound delicious. I have a hub on making sweet breads with a box of cake mix.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 03, 2015:

Now this is a clever idea that I will be following. With a smile on my face, here I come, chocolate chip cookies!

Linda Lum (author) from Washington State, USA on November 19, 2014:

Thanks Bill. The thought of cookies any time is a dangerous concept.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 18, 2014:

You have no idea how much I love chocolate chip cookies. I've never made them from a cake mix, but you can bet I'll be doing it soon. Thanks for the idea.