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Cake Mix Cookies {Perfect for Potlucks}

There's nothing easier than these cake mix cookies. We make them all the time when we're in the mood to bake homemade cookies but don't want to pull out all the ingredients!

Cake Mix Cookies | MoneywiseMoms

We attended our first summer potluck this weekend, and there are many more to come! With busy schedules, school in session, and too much to do, you need an easy-peasy recipe like these cake mix cookies to bring and enjoy.

There's just three ingredients–unless you want to add some sprinkles to the top, then it's four. These cookies are so soft and luscious, it's like eating the top of a muffin.

This is a great “base” recipe that you can take in any direction. Change up the sprinkles for your favorite holiday or any theme. Try a different flavor cake mix. Or add mini chocolate chips, crushed Oreos or chopped nuts to the top.

Here's what you'll need to make cake mix cookies:

You'll be surprised by how few ingredients it takes to make these delicious cookies. Cake mix cookies are soft, chewy, and perfectly simple, just a few simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand.

  • 1 package cake mix, any flavor
  • 1/2 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • sprinkles (optional)

How to make this super simple recipe:

Here is the easy step by step guide for making cookies from a simple boxed cake mix. This quick recipe will help you whip up cookies that you can share…or eat all yourself…no judgement here!

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl and stir until dough forms.
  3. Either scoop onto cookie sheet or shape into 1-inch balls (it's easier if you chill it first).
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until center is set.
  5. Let cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Looking for more delicious recipes?

Here are a few more delicious recipes that you can make using boxed cake mixes. Valentine Cake Mix Cookies {Tasty Tuesdays}, Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies, M&M Cake Mix Cookie Bars (just 5 ingredients), and The Easiest Patriotic Dump Cake Recipe.

Printable Recipe:

Here's an easy to print version of this delicious cookies recipe! It's simple and great to have on hand when you need a quick recipe that is perfect to share!

Yield: 30

Cake Mix Cookies

With busy schedules, school in session, and too much to do, you need an easy-peasy recipe like these Cake Mix Cookies to bring and enjoy. There's just three ingredients--unless you want to add some sprinkles to the top, then it's four.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package cake mix, any flavor
  • 1/2 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl and stir until dough forms.
  • Either scoop onto cookie sheet or shape into 1-inch balls (it's easier if you chill it first).
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until center is set. Let cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    30

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

    I used my favorite stackable cooling racks and cookie sheets to make these cookies (those are my Amazon referral links–thanks for supporting MoneywiseMoms at no cost to you!).


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    Tuesday 2nd of June 2015

    YUUUM! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays via Creatively Homespun! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo!

    Carissa

    Tuesday 26th of May 2015

    These are so cute -- especially with the sprinkles! Have you made these with both butter and oil? I'm wondering which ones turn out like the cookies in the photo -- if I'm going to pass out cookies that are based on a boxed cake mix, I'd rather just use cheap canola oil than my precious grass fed butter or olive oil! :) The cookies look really good!

    Gina

    Wednesday 27th of May 2015

    I use canola oil (that's what I used for the ones in this photo shoot), but I know a lot of readers don't like canola and would want to use butter, so I listed it.

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