How did I not know about cake mix cookies?

These are great when you don't have time to make everything from scratch

Posted March 10, 2010 in Cooking

I bake a lot, especially cookies. My specialty is butterscotch chip. So how did I make it 30 years into my life without knowing about cake mix cookies?

For anyone else who may not know, the cookies use cake mix as a base, then you mix in whatever you want – nuts, chips, candies, etc. My sister Rebecca recently told me about them so I decided to try them out for myself.

Holy moly were they easy!

I’ve been craving a chocolate cookie, so I chose a chocolate fudge cake mix and peanut butter chips. It took less than five minutes to mix up the batter and get the first dozen in the oven.

The cake mix cookies came out with a great texture: crispy on the edges but soft and chewy in the middle. And they tasted like Reese’s peanut butter cups, always a win. I’m thinking next time I’ll do a red velvet cake mix with white chocolate chips.

The recipe I used came from and is super simple. It yields 48 cookies, but I made mine gigantic so only ended up with about 25. I also used slightly more chips than the recipe calls for, but not quite the whole bag.

Cake Mix Cookies

  • 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, chocolate chips, etc.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat together the cake mix, egg, oil and water, then stir in your “goodies.” Drop by teaspoons about 1 inch apart onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

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