Cake-Mix Cookies

I’ve never been a fan of the toll house chocolate chip cookies. they always tasted. . .salty to me, so I’ve always looked for alternatives to that traditional recipe. Let’s just say that cake-mix cookies have become my favorite. I first encountered them at a church activity: someone brought these lemon cookies that were scrumptious. She told me that she used a cake mix. It wasn’t until a couple years later when I came across the book: 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix that I actually discovered the secret. Now I recommend that cook and also it’s companion 101 More Things to do with a Cake Mix . Both books hold an honored position on my cookshelf (my bookshelf of cookbooks).

Here’s the recipe in its simplest form:


  • any cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 oil or melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together all ingredients.
  3. Make cookies (ie use a cookie scoop, make small balls, or use a half a tablespoon measure, you get the idea) and put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 8-12 minutes, until edges are golden.

Yup it’s that simple!

Here are some variations:

  • lemon white chip cookies: use a lemon cake mix and add white chocolate chips (also good with strawberry!)
  • chocolate chip cookies: use white, yellow, or chocolate cake mix and add chocolate chips.
  • snicker-doodles: use white or yellow cake mix and the roll balls of cookie dough in a cinnamon sugar mixture
  • M&M cookies: use any cake mix and add M&Ms
  • Candy bar cookies: use any cake mix (recommend, chocolate, white or yellow) and wrap it around a fun size candy bar (such as snickers, andes mints, rolos, milky ways, and my fav: reeses!)
  • cookie bars: instead of making cookies, save time but spreading the dough into a 9X13 and bake about 15 minutes!

If you want more great cake mix recipes be sure to get the books Here’s a link to find them, and other great 101 Recipe Books


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