easy cookies from a cake mix

@vera5d (4006)
United States
December 16, 2007 6:15pm CST
My mom, who is a great baker, didn't know this, so I thought I'd post it here: You can make cookies VERY EASILY from any cake mix... Any flavor, any kind, just mix the cake mix with 1 stick of softened butter (not melted) and 1 egg...instant cookie dough... you can then add in choclate chips, pieces of candy, dip in powder sugar, cover with icing, dip in chocolate after you bake them...if you refrigerate the dough, you can also roll it out into sugar cookies... so hopefully this will help some of you in your baking!!!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I love to cook and bake. I always have. I learned to cook at a very young age. I have made this before. Thanks for sharing it with mylot members. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
17 Dec 07
thank you...you too!
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@nichole1983 (1187)
• Canada
17 Dec 07
another cookie recipe that uses cake mixes... homemade oreo cookies.. keep in mind you can use any cake mix... 2 cake mixes 4 eggs 2/3 cup marg splash of vanilla extract mix all together and let stand for 1 hour.. roll into balls... place on cookie tray and pat down a little... bake @350 degrees until cooked... remove from pan and let completely cool Icing: 8oz cream cheese 2 cups icing sugar 2 teaspoons marjarine mix up and frost cookies... remember they are oreo cookies so there are 2 pieces...
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
17 Dec 07
those sound very good...
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• Canada
18 Dec 07
they are very good just becareful cause you cant eat just one...
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
18 Dec 07
haha i know!!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
17 Dec 07
thanks that is a great tip and will probably use it for it sounds alot faster than from scratch
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
18 Dec 07
yes - since a cake mix is pretty much flour, sugar, baking soda/powder, etc. it saves you from having to measure tbe ingredients or buying them separately.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Dec 07
yup sure will
@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
17 Dec 07
OMG I have to try this! Sounds too easy. I am always looking for fast cookie recipes because my kids eat them like crazy so they never last long. The most economical cookie recipe for me is to make NONE, but the boys just would not stand for that ok? Have a Merry Christmas folks!!
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
17 Dec 07
yes cookies never last long at our house either...this one i think only costs about 73 cents for 2 dozen if you use the generic brand mixes...:)
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
17 Dec 07
I couldn't wait, I had to try it today (found this yesterday). I had a box of Duncan Hines WHITE cake, and I crumbled a Hershey's Dark Chocolate bar and put it in. They are DIVINE.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
17 Dec 07
This reminds me of something from Sandra Lee's Semi Homemade cooking. I used to make these years ago...quick, easy, and can be made in many variations.
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
22 Dec 07
i am not familiar with sandra lee...will have to check it out - thanks!
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I love to make cookies this way. The cherry chip cake mix makes a great Christmas cookie. I also love to make cookies from a lemon cake mix. These are really nice moist cookies every time.
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
17 Dec 07
i used strawberry most recently...my son put this one in my cart without me noticing...and i only had one egg left...i will have to try lemon...that sounds really good!!
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@cosylvia (401)
• China
17 Dec 07
sometimes i looked through one's friends of mine,and known that she made the cake by herself and she lived in the overseas not in china,and in china for me,a lazy.have no much time to purchasing the incredient but i very thirst for trying to making that..so next time go to the super market buy some to make,thank you for you advice,and you r so lucky have so great mum...
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
18 Dec 07
yes i do have a great mum! it is very easy to make - i hope you like it when you have a chance to try it!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I have made cake mix cookies before, but I have never seen it calling for butter. The recipe I use calls for oil. I guess it would be about the same basic outcome, but would give you a firmer dough to play with.
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
18 Dec 07
i think oil would work too - you can always make variations for diet needs etc...butter does make it more shapeable...i think you could probably use butter flavored crisco, which would be equivelent to the oil also
• United States
17 Dec 07
Oh my (politically correct exclamation of excitement)! I make this all the time. People are always saying "wow, these are really good. you're a really good baker" and I just say "not really, it's just cake mix" and you should see the look on their faces. Nobody knows about this wonderful opportunity. I like to make them and add heath toffee pieces. Those, are delicious. I might go make some right now. :P
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
17 Dec 07
yes...that is why i wanted to share them!
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@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I have never heard this version of cake mix cookies before. I will try this because I love cake mix cookies. They are so very easy. The one that I use is cake mix 1/2 cup oil 2 eggs Yours is so much easier. Thanks again. :-)
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
17 Dec 07
i think that would work too...i use the butter and only 1 egg because it makes it easier to shape for dough...i think yours would be perfect for bar cookies though!!
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@SanDslnrs (269)
• United States
17 Dec 07
Oh wow! I'll have to try this. This sounds so easy to make the dough and I'm sure it's good. Thanks for posting...
@drannhh (15243)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I have heard that one can substitute mayonnaise for the egg and butter and do the same. Do you know if that is true? I have just started to experiment with this sort of thing, and find this topic very interesting.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
18 Dec 07
i have seen mayo cake recipes in the past...but i cannot stand the sight or smell of mayo so i would not know from experience unfortunately...if you can use mayo, you could probably use sour cream, cream cheese, etc. etc. if you find anything out, be sure to let us know!
@Vieras (42)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Wow. Hey thank you for sharing this. I honestly didn't know you could do that with cake mix. I'll give it a try someday and maybe experiment with it. Chocolate chips one day, peanut butter chips another... sounds yummy!
• Canada
18 Dec 07
I've made all sorts of different cookies from different recipes but have never heard of Cake Mix cookies... They sound so easy and good! Thanks for the tips :) ~Heavens~