Anita Bilyeu Recipe

Cake Mix Cookies

By Anita Bilyeu afayebilyeu

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
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Anita's Story

I work very crazy hours for emergency services and I always make a batch of Cake Mix Cookies for potlucks. People think I'm some sort of gourmet!


1 box
cake mix, any flavor
2/3 c
butter flavor shortening
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, shortening, and vanilla until smooth.
Add cake mix, a little at a time and blend until smooth each time. By the time the entire box is mixed in, the mixture will be of cookie dough consistency.
If you want to add any extras, like chocolate chips, peppermint brickle, nuts, etc., add in one cup during the blending process.
Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Some family favorites:
French Vanilla cake mix with peppermint brickle.
Carrot Cake mix with 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips.
Red Velvet cake mix with white chocolate chips.
Lemon cake mix with dried cranberries.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Jodi Nicholas tngoplat - Jan 12, 2012
    I am new to this group and by what I am seeing, I am very excited to see the different ways to do all kinds of things!
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    L Wade daisydo14 - May 4, 2012
    Just joined and already in Love with this place. THANK YOU !!!!
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    Charlotte Nelson Chars218 - May 27, 2012
    Made these today, added dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. They were a big hit with my family. I will make these again. Thanks for the recipe!
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    Charlotte Nelson Chars218 - May 27, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    L Wade daisydo14 - May 27, 2012
    Me to Chars218 !!! Have done them 3 times and every one has been a hit. Strawberry, orange and lemon. LOVE this. As you say, tried and approved !!! A keeper.