Basic Cake Mix Cookies & Cake/Pudding Mix Cookies

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Amanda Camden-Spina

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@MyKitchenIsMyCastle

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.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 9 votes

Comments:
Serves:
3 dozen cookies
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min

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)

How to Make Basic Cake Mix Cookies & Cake/Pudding Mix Cookies

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.
  6. **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

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About Basic Cake Mix Cookies & Cake/Pudding Mix Cookies

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




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