Introduction: Easy Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

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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 sounded to good to be true. Cookies in 20 minutes? I didn't know about that.

But it works! I made cake mix cookies at home and then again in the Instructables 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 will make 24 cookies - enough to satisfy even the strongest of sweet tooths. :D

Step 1: Ingredients for Cake Mix Cookies

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

And that's it! Super easy.

You'll also want an oven preheated to 350 F (175 C) degrees.

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

Step 2: Mixing the Cake Mix Cookie Dough

Preheat your oven to 350 F (175 C) degrees.

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 Cake Mix Cookie Dough

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 Cake Mix Cookies

Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes at 350 F (175 C). 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 can dry out super fast if you keep them in the oven too long, so be sure to keep you eye on them!

Hope you enjoy these cake mix cookies as much as I did! They're so nice for when you're feeling extra lazy. :D

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