Cake Mix Cookies - Use any boxed cake mix!

Terrie Hoelscher Recipe

By Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1

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It doesn't get much easier than this! The ingredients can be mixed together faster than it takes to write down the recipe! These are moist, delicious cookies, that allow you to be creative, according to your taste buds. I was accused more than once of having 'bought' these cookies and trying to pass them off as my own. haha!
The cookies in the photo are made from a lemon cake mix, with added Craisins ... Lemon Cranberry Snaps! Voilá!


1 box
cake mix, any flavor
1/3 c
1 tsp
flavoring or extract
1/2 c
any type 'filler', such as choc.chips, craisins, shredded carrot, toffee chips, nonpareils, etc.

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375°.

In a large bowl, pour the cake mix.

In a small separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, & extract.

Stir cake mix and egg mixture together well with a good, sturdy wooden spoon, or the like. Batter will be stiff ... do NOT add any extra fluids. It will come together, just keep working the dry ingredients together.

After the ingredients are well blended, stir in your favorite 'filler', anything that will compliment the flavor of cake you are using.
Ideas: lemon cake mix, lemon extract, and craisins
chocolate cake mix, vanilla extract, mini-nonpareils
spice cake mix, vanilla extract, finely shredded carrot [frost cookies w/ cream cheese frosting]
chocolate cake mix, mint extract, chopped Andes mints, etc.....the list is endless!

At this point, you can let the dough 'rest' in the refrigerator for awhile, making it super-easy to handle. Or, you can just start throwing them onto a cookie sheet, here and now ... they crowd's probably getting antsy for fresh cookies, by this point! ha!
Using a small cookie scoop (the 1-tbsp size), drop dough onto UNGREASED cookie sheet, about 2" apart.
Bake for about 9 - 10 minutes, until the cookies look 'crackled' across the top. Don't overbake!
I like to set the timer for about 8-1/2 minutes, then watch them closely, to see when they look crackled. Once they do, I know to set my timer for that amt. of time (every oven is different, right? So test it...)

When done, allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about a minute, to allow sugars to harden. Remove with a small spatula to a cooling rack.
Hide them, otherwise they will never make it to the cookie jar! :o)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1
Feb 15, 2014
Yummy! I've used just about every flavor of boxed cake mix you can buy. They NEVER turn out bad,no matter the flavor! ha! I love the lemon ones, with some lemon zest thrown in, and shaken in powdered sugar after they cool Lemon Coolers. Yummm!
hope dunham kaketyme
Feb 15, 2014
just made these cherry chip cake mix & mini chocolate bits.
Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1
Jan 20, 2013
Kathy, I would think Anise would taste good w/ chocolate, just as any mint extract would do. I know anise is a licorice-y flavor, but that might be really good w/ a chocolate cookie. Glad you [and your grandson!] enjoy this recipe. It's a winner in our house, too! :o)
Kathy Almanza grandmakaffy
Jan 20, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Kathy Almanza grandmakaffy
Jan 20, 2013
Has anyone ever used anise extract? If so what cake mix and filling do you think would be best?
Made some with vanilla extract and yellow cake mix added mini chocolate chips and my grandson loves them :)