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Cake mix cookies

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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

 
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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∆ 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

Step 2: Mixing the dough

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Preheat your oven to 350 F.

Empty the cake mix into a large bowl. Measure out 1/2 cup vegetable oil and crack the eggs into it - beat with a fork until nice and yellow. :)

Pour the oil/egg mix into the dry and mix it well with a spatula. It'll take a bit of stirring to come together - make sure there are no dry spots left! The dough will be fairly stiff and glossy.

Step 3: Measuring out the dough

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Use a tablespoon measure and scoop the dough onto baking sheets. A normal box of cake mix will give you 24 cookies - do 12 on each baking sheet.

Step 4: Baking!

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Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes at 350 F. They will be puffy and look like they're not done when they first come out of the oven, but will flatten and firm up as they cool. They should be nicely browned on the bottom but stay light on top.

They dry out super fast if you keep them in the oven too long, so be careful. :)

Gotta try this with a box of brownie mix... It might maximize the chewy piece-off-the-edge-of-the-pan effect. :)

Try making brownies in a mini-cupcake pan. Every piece is an edge piece! Mmm!

Let us know how the brownie mix works, please.

HollyMann16 days ago

these looks SOOOO delicious - the main picture is insane! I love it!

FrecklesMagee5 months ago

I love the idea of these! So easy! Wishing I could make them right now!!!

Ha!

GinsHouse5 months ago

let's try these

moonpuppy5 months ago

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.

mazzmn made it!5 months ago

Ok, this was awesome! (And now we need an I Ate This! Button :) )
Great job on this instructable the pictures are beautiful and the descriptions matched my experience exactly.


I went to make these cookies and all I had was store brand "Spice Cake" in the pantry...ugh..but to my surprise they turned out great!

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.

Not as uniform as yours but it's all about the taste...I'm gonna share with my FIRST league Robot students tonight!

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mcdonaldmk5 months ago

Try lemon cake mix, they always get rave reviews. These are my go to cookies when I need some fast.

dalecarlile5 months ago

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.

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&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!

JanFran5 months ago

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).

riff raff5 months ago

Gonna try these tonight on my birthday! :thumbs-up:

scrisman5 months ago
Omg they r so good, I made a Pecan one .. Yummy
mikeasaurus5 months ago

These were tasty.

Source: my belly

Penolopy Bulnick made it!5 months ago

They didn't turn out amazing like yours, but I did it!

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Hardwired225 months ago
yummy!
fshowell15 months ago
you have saved my life! thanks so much for this recipe!!!
talking to a man who loves cookies.... if wife wont make them i think easy enough for me to make..
polarstar5 months ago

Thanks for this recipe, I had forgotten about these! The chocolate ones are nice made into a sandwich cookie with cream cheese icing....yummy.

We just made these the other day! My grandma used to make them the exact same but she homemade the batter
lindarose925 months ago

This is such a smart recipe! They look soooooo good!!

joey565 months ago
Delicious
hunter9995 months ago

Wow, they look great!

These look so delicious!!!

faiza0075 months ago
wow..!! they look delicious.!

They look sooo yummy and perfect!

These are the best cookies in the world. Go on, prove me wrong!