There are certain "mom" moments in life, ones that we all experience at point or another. Moments like... "I need to take 4 dozen cookies to school tomorrow morning" (said at 9pm), or "What's for our Family Night treat?" (asked at 4pm, while you're trying to help with homework, make dinner, supervise piano practice, all with little ones hanging from your leg and most likely to occur when you're a few weeks from having a baby and you waddle more than you walk.) Well, we're moms, and we find a way to figure it out. Sometimes it means a late trip to the store to buy cookies, or staying up late to make them (which is what I usually do).
When that happens, or any other time you want a yummy and easy cookie, I have something for you to try!
We love cake mix cookies at our house. They have only three ingredients, take about 5 minutes to mix together, and are super delicious and soft! I also love that there are so many potential varieties and options, depending on which flavor cake mix you use, and what you mix in with it.
I was feeling spring-y today, so I decided to use a lemon cake mix--my personal favorite. I rolled the balls in sugar first, which adds a little crunch to the outside of the cookie, leaving the inside soft.
If you have someone that's gluten-free in your life, this is also a great way to make them cookies. I have a little girl with Celiac disease, which means making treats can sometimes be a little more time-consuming, but I've discovered that gluten-free cake mixes work wonderfully with this recipe! I like to make up a batch and keep it in the freezer, so when something unexpected comes up at school or home, or she's invited to a party, I have something on hand for her. She likes chocolate cookies with pink frosting. :)
It's also a really great starter recipe for a child that wants to learn to bake, because it's so easy to make, and so few ingredients.
Or...make them just because. :)
-cake mix, your choice of flavor (I'm a Duncan Hines girl)
-same amount of oil or melted butter it calls for on cake mix package
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil or melted butter together in mixing bowl until well blended. I prefer using butter, so that's what I use, but either one will work. Roll into balls (I like to roll them in sugar), and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Use a glass to press down the cookie dough.
Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until done.
-chocolate/dark fudge cake mix with one of the following: white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, mint chips, raspberry chips OR with buttercream frosting
-lemon cake mix with white chocolate chips OR lemon buttercream frosting
-yellow cake mix with butterscotch chips
-cherry chip cake mix, plain or with white chocolate chips
-spice cake mix with cream cheese frosting, OR with cinnamon chips
-german chocolate cake mix with chopped pecans and cocount
-orange cake mix with vanilla buttercream frosting
- Cake Mix (your choice of flavor)
- 2 eggs
- amount of oil or melted butter on cake mix box
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together, until well blended. (I prefer using melted butter, but either will work.)
- Roll into balls, and place on cookie sheet that's been lined with parchment paper or foil and sprayed with cooking spray.
- Use a glass to press down the balls of dough.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until done.