Estimated Cost of Recipe: Under $10
Total Time Estimates:
5 minutes to make the dough
4+ hours of refrigeration
11-13 minutes baking per batch (typically 3 to 4 batches of 12 to 15 cookies on a tray)
Large mixing bowl
Electric hand mixer
1 box cake mix (traditionally yellow cake mix)
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Step 1: Allow Butter and Cream Cheese to Soften
Step 2: Combine and Mix Ngredients
Step 3: Refrigerate Dough
Step 4: Preheat Oven
Note: Raise by 25 degrees Fahrenheit if you live in a high altitude area (3000 or more feet above sea level).
Step 5: Cover in Powdered Sugar
Step 6: Bake the Cookies
Place cookie tray in the preheated oven and bake for 11-13 minutes until bottoms are golden brown and the tops are just starting to look lightly golden.
Step 7: Sprinkle With Sugar
Step 8: Enjoy the Cookies!
Step 9: Suggestions
- Get creative with your flavors. I have personally made these in yellow, white, chocolate, and red velvet cake form. You can also add a little something special to your cookie mix like small chunks of chocolate.
- A higher medium setting for the mixer will get everything mixed very quickly but if you are not comfortable using a hand mixer, a lower setting will be more manageable for you.
- The longer you refrigerate, the better your dough (to a certain point). 4 hours is long enough to let the dough set but overnight is best. Don’t leave it in the refrigerator for more than a day.
- When rolling your cookie dough balls, place the dough back into the fridge in between batches. If you allow it to sit out and reach room temperature, the consistency will become off and the will become very difficult to roll until they are cold again.
- Rub some powdered sugar on your hands when rolling the dough balls to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.
- Check your cookies at 10 minutes in. Some ovens run hotter than others.
- If you don’t own a sifter to sprinkle the powdered sugar with, I’ve found that a coffee filter or paper cup with small holes poked in the bottom works in its place.