Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cake Mix Cookies

Cookies! Oh how I love thee....
Cheap & Easy Cookies

Enjoy eating these light and soft baked cookies. Perfect for a gift to bring to a dinner party, for a friend, work or just for yourself :)

A plus with these cookies is that they are CHEAP! Thats my favorite :) Stock up the pantry when these items (Cake mixes and Cool Whip) go on BOGO or 10/10. I promise you won't regret it.

Experiment with these cookies yourself! See what you have in the pantry and fridge, set the oven to 350 degrees and get out your basics; which are:
  • 1 box Cake mix
  • 1 tub Cool Whip
  • 1 Large egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350'
  2. In medium bowl, beat cool whip, egg and cake mix until well blended. (dough will be thick and sticky) - I find it easier to use Kitchen aid mixer
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll to coat OR right onto baking sheet (depends on the type of cookie you are creating).
  4. Place cookies onto parchment lined cookie sheet OR onto lightly sprayed non stick cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. When removed from oven, let cookie rest before removing or they will break apart
*Thats a total prep time of 5 minutes, bake time ~10 minutes = Total time 20 minutes after clean up :)


Depending on the cake mix that you have...

Here are some Cookie ideas -
  • Basic cookie - flavor of choice cake mix, cool whip, egg and roll them or sprinkle confectioners sugar on top of cookie ball.
  • Lemon burst cookies - lemon cake mix, grind some fresh lemon either into batter or on top of cookie
  • Birthday cake cookies - confetti cake mix, add colorful sprinkles on top of balls before baking
  • Double chocolate chip cookies - add chocolate chips to batter
  • Strawberry cookies - strawberry cake mix
  • Orange cookies - orange cake mix, grind in some fresh orange
  • Mint chocolate chip cookies- chocolate cake mix, add chopped fresh mint or mint chocolate chips, add chocolate chips
  • Chocolate peanut butter cookies - chocolate cake mix, 2 tbsp of peanut butter to batter and chocolate chips
  • Sweet and salty chocolate cookies - chocolate cake mix, crushed pretzels to batter AND/OR (if you dare) crispy chopped bacon
  • Cranberry vanilla cookies - vanilla cake mix, add dried cranberries to batter
  • Chocolate pecan cookies - chocolate cake mix, add chopped pecans to batter
  • Red velvet cookies - red velvet cake mix
ADD IN'S - chocolate chips, nuts, coconut shavings, fresh herbs, citrus grind, peanut butter, nutella, marshmellows, rice krispie treats, sprinkles, oreos, pretzels, crispy chopped bacon, chips, 1/2 cup pudding mix, kahlua and more! Be Creative :)

*Note* I have made different varieties of these cookies and sometimes the cookies came out flat and chewy after cooled OR puffy and light. This all depends on the cake mix.
If you have a cake mix that has pudding in it, they then won't go flat.
If you thaw out the cool whip slightly, its easier to mix.

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