Cake Box Cookies

Have you heard that you can make 4-5 dozen cookies in less then an hour?  And all you need are three ingredients; a box of cake mix, 2 eggs and a 1/2 cup of oil!  Then you are good to go!

If you have never tried making cookies out of a cake mix, this will change your life.  I know it has for me, for the better… maybe not so much for my hips but that’s what a kettlebell is for.

I’ve been making cookies like this for well over a year now.  They always turn out prefect, yummy, and everyone always enjoys them.

The Basics


1 box cake mix any flavor (any brand, I always just get what is on sale)
2 eggs
1/2c oil (anything will work – I prefer butter)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix
ingredients in a bowl and drop by spoonful onto your cookie sheets.  I use a
cookie scoop and push mine down a little so they aren’t balls.  I also always cover my sheets with parchment paper.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool for about 5 minutes on sheets and
then transfer to a cooling rack.
Once you know the basics you can start to get fancy.  I’ve done all of the following and they turn out awesome every time:

roll the cookie is anything – sugar (white, brown, icing), cinnamon, other cookies (crushed Oreo and Chocolate Chip are my favs), etc.
add chocolate chips or skor bits
add vanilla extract, almond extract, peppermint extract, food colouring, etc. 
add orange or lemon juice (1T) and zest
add sprinkles!

Here are some combinations I’ve done in the past:

White cake mix with strawberry extract, red food colouring and chocolate chips
White cake mix with peppermint extract, green food colouring and chocolate chips
Yellow cake mix with 2t vanilla and rolled the cookies in cinnamon (2t) and sugar (1/2c)
Chocolate cake mix rolled in chocolate chip cookies
White cake mix rolled in Oreo cookies
Confetti cake mix with added sprinkles

I think you get the point.  The possibilities are endless.
Then one day I thought – cheese cake cookies!  I’m pregnant, so there is no surprise with the stuff you can come up with.  Did some poking around and reading of other cake mix recipes and came up with this!!
Soft Cookies/Cheese Cake Cookies
1 box yellow cake mix 
1/2c butter 
1t vanilla
1 8oz cream cheese (oh ya!  All of it!)
1 egg
icing sugar/powdered sugar
I recommend that the butter and cream cheese be at room temperature, it just make it easier.  Beat together everything but the cake mix and the sugar.  I mixed it really well.  Then add in the cake mix.  Put in the fridge for about 30 minutes or so.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Scoop out the mix and roll the cookies in the icing/powdered sugar and drop onto cookie sheets.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
These cookies where amazing!  I’m not joking, I actually won a potluck contest with them at work.  All I wanted was cheese cake cookies and I got these amazing soft cookies!!  They are SO GOOD!  I can’t wait to roll them in Oreos!  I’m sure they would be awesome with a chocolate cake mix and Irish Cream instead of vanilla (I would up it to a full T).  
Since I started making these cookies before I started the blog, I don’t have pics of them.  Sorry about that.  However, I will refer back to this posting and make sure to add pictures.  This will happen as early as this Friday, I turn the big 3-1 and will be bring in some goodies for all of my co-workers.  So stay tuned!

1 Comment

  1. Is this the cookie recipe that was in The Record? My mom made them once and now it's a go to recipe! So easy to make. Love them!


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