Cake Mix Cookies

When I am writing articles I am always thinking of ideas or ways to make life a little easier. Cooking can be very time consuming but enjoyable and I know that America is changing it’s thinking on the what we eat. We are becoming a more health concern country and that is very good we need to make some changes for the good. But I must say we have to have our goodies or snacks from time to time. It’s nothing like a good treat that’s bake right in our homes. Cookies are always a snack that most people enjoy. Have you ever thought about making cookies from cake mix, yes cake mix and it’s very good and doesn’t take a lot of time to make. Moms can make a batch of cake mix cookies for the kids to take to school or for little snacks at home. Now remember we are changing the way we eat so we can’t eat to many of these good cookies. I know once the smell is in the house it’s very hard to resist but we have to be strong or all the cookies will be gone. (Smile) Today we are very busy people and it’s good to be able to wipe up a quick snack for the family or kids and there friends. It’s nothing like having a nice cup of milk with these cookies. And you can do them in so many different flavors, like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, orange frosting and so much more. I know they sound so good but remember only a few at a time or the kids will be upset at you. Baking cake mix cookies gives you home baked cookie flavor without the effort of baking cookies from scratch. You can even make sandwich cookies, your own soft chocolate cookies sandwiched together with a creamy filling.


Rip open a box of cake mix, plop in two eggs and a little oil, mix together cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl. Just follow the recipe and make “little balls” and you’ll be good to go. I made these the next night with lemon cake mix. I’ve tried several variations so far yellow cake mix, with a chocolate drizzle this were ok. Then I tried chocolate cookies, rolling some of the balls in powdered sugar, and some in cocoa powder. I followed the recipe exactly choosing a butter yellow cake mix. Then I rolled the balls in a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon. They were DIVINE! I think they’re my favorite cookie of all time, even better than chocolate chip cookies. These are great cookies when you don’t want to mess with a lot of ingredients. I used a cookie scoop, patted the cookies flat and dipped them in a mix of cinnamon and sugar.


1 package of cake mix (any flavor)

1 large egg

1/4 cup of oil

1/4 cup of water

1 cup of chopped nuts, raisins, oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chips, M&M’S etc. (anything you like in cookies)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, egg, oil, and water. Beat until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredient (s).

Drop by teaspoon about 1 inch apart onto greased cookies sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Makes about 4 dozens. Yummy!