Friday, August 14, 2009

Cake Mix Cookies

When I make cookies for home, I do like to make them from scratch. When I need to bring a dessert to a school or church function, I am not always so motivated. Here's a little recipe that is sure to please. It makes it even nicer if you have a few boxes of cake mix in your stockpile that you purchased for pennies! These make a nice soft sugar cookie.

Cake Mix Cookies

1 boxed yellow cake mix
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Roll into balls and drop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes. Cool on pan briefly before transferring to a baking rack. Allow cookies to cool completely.

Cookie Frosting: Mix about 1/2 c. or so of powdered sugar with a tiny bit of water until the sugar reaches spreadable consistency. Add a drop or two of food coloring and mix well. Spread onto cooled cookies.


  1. looks great never tried with yellow only chocolate and they taste GREAT!:)

  2. I LOVE this recipe with lemon cake mix!!! I like to add some lemon zest - YUMMY!! Everyone devouers them when I bring to functions. I wonder if you could use any flavor? Since above poster said chocolate mix is good, I want to try other kinds now.....Devil's food, spice cake, confetti, strawberry....

  3. What a simple recipe. I have several boxes of cake mix in my pantry but need to have more room in my pantry. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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