Although you may have never heard of them, cake mix cookie recipes have been around for many years. I don't know who created them, probably Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, or Betty Crocker, but the recipes are all the same using boxed cake mix, eggs, and some type of oil.
I know what you're thinking..."cake mix cookies, c'mon, use some creativity here." I know this because that's exactly what I thought when I first heard of them.
And then I made them and saw what all the fuss was about! These cookies are deliciously soft like cake and so easy to make. And when you're in a rush to make cookies during this Holiday season, these cookies are your go-to recipe! That's why everyone is making such a fuss over them.
You're options aren't limited as you can use any cake mix to make these cookies and you can dip 'em, frost ‘em, sprinkle 'em, chip 'em, and/or candy 'em. If you are creative in the decorating department, then you can do anything you dream with these cookies.
So to the "no creativity" sayers out there, I say Ha! Your decorating is only limited by your own mind.
Cake Mix Cookies
Makes 2 dozen cookies
1 boxed cake mix (you can use any kind you want here)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
½ cup white chocolate chips (optional)*
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients and blend together.
Once cake mix, eggs, and oil are blended, add any additional ingredients you choose to add such as sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or candies of your liking.*
Drop 1 rounded Tablespoon of cookie mix onto parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart.
Place into preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cookies cool for 5 minutes before removing from sheet and placing on a wire rack where cookies can cool completely.
You can decorate by sprinkling with powdered sugar, crushed peppermint candies, frosting, or dip in melted chocolate.
Best served with a tall, cold glass of milk.
Original recipe ~ Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cookies Recipe
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