I love a shortcut in the kitchen as much as any busy at home cook does. When I came across the formula for the perfect cake mix cookies I had to share the joy. These cookies come out wonderfully with any kind of cake mix. The cookies stay super moist and last for days in an air tight container. If you plan on storing them for a longer period of time, put them in the freezer in an air tight container and remove a couple of hours before serving.
The following recipe is a very basic recipe. No specific flavor of cake mix or type of mix is specified, so home cooks can let their imaginations reign. I have included quite a few possibilities of variations on the basic recipe to get your creative juices flowing. The best part of this recipe is that if you have a box of cake mix on had, you probably have everything else you need to whip up a batch of cookies in no time flat.
1-18.25 ounce box of cake mix, any flavor
½ cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla.
1 cup mix-ins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix cake mix, butter, eggs, oil, and vanilla until well blended and smooth. Stir in mix ins. Drop by the spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes in the 375 oven. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to continue cooling.
The following variations incorporate a cake mix and mix in to the basic recipe listed above.
Strawberry-pecan cookies: strawberry cake mix and toasted pecans.
Kid’s Favorite M&M Cookies: Yellow cake mix and mini M&M’s.
Chocolate Peanut Butter: Chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chocolate chips.
Black and white chocolate cookies: Chocolate cake mix and white chocolate chips.
Raisin and Spice Cookies: Spice cake mix, raisins, and chopped nuts-any kind.
Chocolate walnut chunk cookies: Devil’s food cake, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts
German chocolate cake: German chocolate cake mix, chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts.
Yellow chocolate chip pecan cookies: Yellow chocolate cake mix, semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped pecans
Chocolate macadamia nut cookies: Chocolate cake mix, chocolate chips, and chopped macadamia nuts.
Oatmeal cookies: Spice cake mix, oatmeal, raisins, and chopped walnuts.
Butter Pecan cookies: Butter pecan cake mix and chopped pecans.
Lemon Cranberry: Lemon cake mix and dried cranberries