Amanda Camden-Spina Recipe

Basic Cake Mix Cookies & Cake/Pudding Mix Cookies

By Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle


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3 dozen cookies
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As a total baking novice, there is nothing I love more than finding super simple, yet still delish, baking recipes. I've seen so many wonderful recipes here on JAP for cookies made with cake mix, or a combination of cake and pudding mix, I was inspired to make up some of my own combinations. But, since baking is not my strong point, I did a little research to find the basic recipes so I'd be less likely to mess things up! Here's what I found, hope you find it useful as well. :)

P.S. I also included a recipe for basic cookie glaze that you can customize to suit your needs.

Ingredients

CAKE MIX COOKIES
1 box
cake mix (18.25 oz), any flavor
1-2 large
eggs
1/2 c
vegetable oil or softened butter
2 Tbsp
water (if using a chocolate cake mix)
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract (or another flavor you like; for unflavored cakes like white or yellow)
12 oz
baking chips of your choice (optional)
3/4 c
nuts, dried fruit, mini marshmallows, etc. (optional, use your imagination)
CAKE & PUDDING MIX COOKIES #1
1 box
cake mix (18.25 oz), any flavor
1 box
instant pudding mix (3.4 oz), any flavor
1 c
sour cream
2 large
eggs
-
your choice of mix-ins
CAKE & PUDDING MIX COOKIES #2
1 box
cake mix (18.25 oz), any flavor
1 box
instant pudding mix (3.4 oz), any flavor
1/2 c
vegetable oil or softened butter
3-1/2 Tbsp
water
-
your choice of mix-ins
BASIC GLAZE (MAKES APPROXIMATELY 1 CUP)
2 c
confectioner's sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract (or your choice of flavors); or orange, lemon, or lime juice
3 Tbsp
milk (or water if you are using citrus juice)
-
food coloring (optional)
-
citrus zest (optional; since i prefer to use fresh juice, i usually add a bit of the zest as well)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350f.
2
Blend wet ingredients. Add dry mix(es) and blend well, removing any lumps. Add mix-ins if using. (If using pudding mix, note that the dough will be sticky.)
3
Drop cookie mix by teaspoonful, one inch apart, onto greased or lined cookie sheets.
4
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes depending on how crispy you want the cookies. Shorter time for soft, longer time for crispy.
5
Arrange cookies on racks to cool. Frost or glaze if desired. (To make glaze, mix sugar and extract/juice in a bowl. Add water/milk until desired consistency is reached. Add food coloring if desired.) If you are glazing, consider adding colored sugar or sprinkles for a festive touch. (My kids love that part!) Let the cookies dry completely before packaging or storing.
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**Took my kids shopping to pick out their mix-ins and they had a blast! We will be making our cookies tomorrow and will post pictures then. Here are some of the combinations we came up with:
-Strawberry cake with vanilla pudding and vanilla chips
-Spice cake with butterscotch pudding, butterscotch and cinnamon chips
-Yellow cake with chocolate pudding, peanut butter and chocolate chips
-White cake with chocolate pudding and mint chips
-White cake with chocolate pudding, peanut butter and butterscotch chips
-Vanilla cake with white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and almonds
-Lemon cake with dried blueberries and orange glaze

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Puddings
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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31 Comments

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Vikki Montanaro bakeaholic
Dec 14, 2014
Just baked cake & pudding mix cookies #1. Used a spice cake mix and vanilla pudding. They're turned out exactly as I hoped they would. Next batch I think I'm going to add white chips. Thank you Amanda!
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Vikki Montanaro bakeaholic
Dec 14, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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JoEllen Fortenberry Ford JoEllen1946
Mar 29, 2014
Best of Kitchen Award!
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JoEllen Fortenberry Ford JoEllen1946
Mar 29, 2014
Still laughing every time I see your comment. I wonder why in world she joined a group for poor plebeian servants such as we are. I have never collected such compliments since I started making every cookie made from cake mixes for the high school staff and local college staff. They even offer to pay me ! Thank you for giving me the most baking fun I have had. My grand kids also thank you.
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Amanda Camden-Spina MyKitchenIsMyCastle
Feb 10, 2014
@ Hi Catherine! From my experience, the pudding mix ones come out a bit more moist and quite a bit sweeter. They also spread more than the just plain cake mix ones.

@ S M: I'm sorry you didn't like them. Fortunately for a great many other people, the recipe was a success. Had you kept reading, you'd have discovered that the recipes aren't even mine, just mined from the internet after I got curious reading the HUNDREDS of other recipes following this formula. Did you stop to think you may have made a mistake before coming on here and being so rude and insulting to me and every other person who had success and enjoyed this recipe? "Only someone who does not know how to bake would consider these edible". Really? Well then, if you are a "real baker", then what on earth were you doing even trying a recipe that is so terribly beneath your epic skills and superior palette? What self-respecting "real baker" would use a mix?!? Blasphemy! Could you not apply your obviously immense baking knowledge base to the recipe and deduce at first glance how awful it would be for you? No?? Well, phooey.