I found a recipe for cake mix cookies on one of those "10 DIY Food Hacks YOU NEED RIGHT NOW" lists and it just sounded to good to be true. Cookies in 20 minutes? I just didn't know about that.

But it works. I made cake mix cookies at home and then again in the Test Kitchen because I was so impressed with them. They're really good - especially the chocolate ones! The texture is great - they're not as dense as normal cookies, and the middles are nice and soft.

One box of cake mix is enough to make 24 cookies - enough to satisfy even the strongest of sweet tooths. :D

Step 1: Ingredients:

∆ 1/2 cup vegetable oil
∆ 2 eggs
∆ one 15 oz box cake mix

And that's it! Super easy.

For maximum convenience, I recommend using 2 baking pans so you can cook them all at one time. :D

<p>My daughter made this for her classmates. they were a hit. They're a go to quick dessert in our house.</p>
<p>I made them for my class and everyone loved them!!! some people say it is the best cookie they have ever tried!!! I made mine with yellow cake mix.</p>
<p>hi !my grandmother first made these in the late 1960's. i use the recipe that calls for 1/3 cup vegitable oil and 2 eggs. it isnt so liquidy that way. some recipes call for 1 egg and 2/3 cup oil.. i have found you cannot ruin these cake mixes. i used only water one time and the cake was a little bit dry but it was still good. the mix has all the leavenings and sugars in it already. very handy for fancy looking deserts! i have also used butter or margerine ,1/2 cup ( 1 cube) instead of the oil and that works also. try the spice cake mix. roll into balls and dip into colored or plain sugar and bake. or roll into balls , bake and after about 2 minutes of cooling, roll them in powdered sugar. then roll them once again after a few more minutes. this is execellent when used with FRUIT flavored cake mixes also. they are FAB!!!</p>
<p>My grandmother showed me this recipe years ago!</p>
<p>I have been making these for years!!! They are super easy and super delicious!!! The yellow cake mix ones are my favorite!!!</p>
<p>I tried the lemon cake mix. I didn't like how &quot;loose&quot; or watery/liquidy the dough looked but then I live in Singapore with high heat and humidity. So I added about 1/4 cp more flour and some shredded coconut. I was very sceptical but WHOA! They are amazing-soft, chewy &amp; delicious. Wow, this will be my 'go-to' recipe when I want to make something totally delish and I'm short on time. Can't wait to try other mixes and creative ingredients. </p>
<p>Lemon and coconut sounds divine!! I'm going to have to try that next time I go to the store. :D </p>
Going to be making strawberry and lemon cookies this morning! Trying to think Spring, in snowy Minnesota!
<p> I have a friend whose husband works with mine. After hearing that I took out our refrigerator and installed a new one all by myself she told me that she'd sent some homemade cookies to the office and my husband would be bringing some to me. I got excited about them but he forgot. I made these to compensate. Devil's food cake mix with chocolate chips and coconut.</p>
<p>How did he make them? did he use the same ingredients?</p>
<p>I made them just like the recipe here says. A box of devil's food cake mix, two eggs, half a cup of oil, a bunch of chocolate chips (didn't measure; just poured a bunch in) and a handful of shredded coconut. Baked 11 minutes. </p><p>Recently did the same thing with a yellow cake mix. Added a few drops of green food coloring, some peppermint extract, and broken Andes candies. Super simple. Practically the only way I make cookies these days.</p>
<p>Can I use butter instead of oil, and if so, how much?</p>
<p>Im going to make these for Christmas for Santa.. I think I might make ice cream cookie sandwiches also. Thanks for the great recipe.</p>
<p>Made them with Red Velvet Betty Crocker cake mix. I added some white chocolate chips and they turned out PERFECT. I only put them in the oven for ten minutes though, and they came out perfectly moist and delicious.</p>
<p>Thank you for sharing. My daughter and I love red velvet cake but my boyfriend and son don't. This seems to be the better way to use my red velvet cake mix.</p>
<p>wow, I have been meaning to look up this recipe for a while, heard about it somewhere. Gonna try them tonight with my grandson, he is 8 and has Asperger's. He loves to bake. I will let ya'll know how they turn out!!!!</p>
<p>I hope he loves doing this! They're so easy to make and really yummy. :)</p>
<p>how long did you bake these?</p>
<p>12-14 minutes - I think I pulled this batch out at 12.</p>
I used key lime cake mix and added dried cranberries... the kids went wild! Can't wait to try more combinations! Hint: for fluffier, more cake-like cookies, substitute applesauce for the vegetable oil!
I made funfetti ones! I love how they turned out!
<p>Super fast and easy to do with my granddaughter! We made chocolate ones today but the possibilities seem endless!</p>
<p>Its Easter this week and I have a 1 year old whom is allergic to nuts &amp; Dairy. Silly me left it to the last minute as I thought the health works would have dairy and nut free cooking chocolate which they did not. <br>So I left the store with a marble cake mix and a chocolate brownie mix. <br>He is only 15 months so I dont want to load him with chocolate specially for the first time so my thoughts were with the marble cake mix use my cake pop maker to make them and share them with my older two children decorate them as bunnys perhaps?.<br>Now the chocolate brownie mix, is it possible without wreaking them to chuck some popping candy, jelly beans fizzies and divide them into my chocolate Easter molds?<br>thanks</p>
<p>Kept looking for a recipe for my 15oz box and finally happened to find this. Decided to give it a try and thank you so much! Definitely gonna make them again :) </p>
<p>i used triple chocolate fudge cake mix &amp; after they cooled i frosted them with chocolate fudge icing 2nd batch i stirred in small bag plain m&amp;m's to mix &amp; sprinkled iced cookies with a little shredded coconut (nice contrast) and very yummy-possibilities are endless-share your results &amp; ideas, too!!</p>
<p>I made these for the holidays, used a butter yellow cake mix and put a hershey kiss on each one. </p>
<p>I made these today but won't be able to find out what they taste like until tomorrow. I used fudge marble and yellow cake mix.</p>
<p>The kids love these. I will definitely make these again.</p>
<p>I made some vanilla ones and added a Hershey kiss in the middle and Devils food ones with peanut butter chips,,, both tasted delicious. Mine came out thicker and more cake like than yours. Idk what the difference was. </p>
<p>I second the lemon cake ... I grated in some fresh lemon zest, squeezed in the juice from the lemon, and put some sliced almonds on top and they seem very fancy and were well received.</p>
I love them and they cook really easy and I like them.
<p>I just finished. Making them and there awesome </p>
<p>Gotta try this with a box of brownie mix... It might maximize the chewy piece-off-the-edge-of-the-pan effect. :)</p>
<p>Try making brownies in a mini-cupcake pan. Every piece is an edge piece! Mmm!</p>
<p>Let us know how the brownie mix works, please.</p>
<p>these looks SOOOO delicious - the main picture is insane! I love it!</p>
<p>I love the idea of these! So easy! Wishing I could make them right now!!!</p><p>Ha!</p>
<p>let's try these</p>
<p>I keep forgetting these! I had a box of scary no-name spice cake mix and a can of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix). I didn't use any eggs or oil. Just mixed the pumpkin and the spice cake mix and voila! Pumpkin Spice Cookies. Om nom nom.</p>
<p>Ok, this was awesome! (And now we need an I Ate This! Button :) )<br>Great job on this instructable the pictures are beautiful and the descriptions matched my experience exactly. </p><p><br>I went to make these cookies and all I had was store brand &quot;Spice Cake&quot; in the pantry...ugh..but to my surprise they turned out great! </p><p>I needed the tip on the tablespoon (didn't use one on the last batch of cookies I made). I was hesitant to do this on untreated cookie sheets, but worked out fine. Also the cookies did seem almost under-cooked when I took them out but they did firm up nicely.</p><p>Not as uniform as yours but it's all about the taste...I'm gonna share with my FIRST league Robot students tonight!</p>
<p>Try lemon cake mix, they always get rave reviews. These are my go to cookies when I need some fast. </p>
<p>I object to your measurement standard for cookie size; one TBS size cookies are a tease. Cookies should be people size. I use an ice cream scoop to measure cookie dough. Nothing like people size cookies. A lesson I learned from MOM.</p>
<p>My mom showed me this recipe a year or so ago, and now I keep a few boxes of cake mix in the pantry for whenever I'm craving cookies! It's also great to add in a cup of mix-ins to your batch; chopped nuts or M&amp;Ms work great. I'm a big fan of making Funfetti or chocolate cookies with cherry chips, or chocolate cookies with caramel chips! I should have photos somewhere; if not, I'll make a batch soon!</p>
<p>I love these! My favorite uses spice cake mix, 1/4 c oil, 1/4 c molasses, 2 eggs, and a tsp of ginger (or cinnamon, if you prefer). </p>
<p>Gonna try these tonight on my birthday! :thumbs-up:</p>
Omg they r so good, I made a Pecan one .. Yummy
<p>These were tasty. </p><p>Source: my belly</p>
<p>They didn't turn out amazing like yours, but I did it!</p>

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