Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

You have your small group coming over today & there’s no time to run to the store for refreshments. Now what? Easy! Make a batch of these delicious & oh-so simple cookies for your gathering. Everyone will want the recipe & will never believe you when you give it to them! Oh, you better make a second batch for your family. I guarantee you won’t have any leftover for them!

2014-12-21 14.08.22Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines™ butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

CC cookie batterPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix oil, eggs & vanilla. Add cake mix, mixing thoroughly. The mix may have lumps. Just work it with a spatula until all the dry lumps are mixed in. Add chocolate chips. I have used semi-sweet, a mix of milk chocolate & semi-sweet (half a bag of each) & mini chips. Just add enough chips to it is perfect for you.

Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. This allows you to prepare all your batches with only 2 cookie sheets. Spoon out batter on paper, 12 if small, 9 if large. Bake 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in air tight container. Enjoy with cold milk or hot chocolate!

 CC cookies

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I featured these cookies in my Create Your Own Candy Bar video & I PROMISED to share the recipe! Here it is. And so simple, you will make them all the time!

2014-12-21 14.08.22Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines™ butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

CC cookie batterPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix oil, eggs & vanilla. Add cake mix, mixing thoroughly. The mix may have lumps. Just work it with a spatula until all the dry lumps are mixed in. Add chocolate chips. I have used semi-sweet, a mix of milk chocolate & semi-sweet (half a bag of each) & mini chips. Just add enough chips to it is perfect for you.

Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. This allows you to prepare all your batches with only 2 cookie sheets. Spoon out batter on paper, 12 if small, 9 if large. Bake 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in air tight container. Enjoy with cold milk or hot chocolate!

 CC cookies

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I featured these cookies in my Create Your Own Candy Bar video & I PROMISED to share the recipe! Here it is. And so simple, you will make them all the time!

2014-12-21 14.08.22Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines™ butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

CC cookie batterPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix oil, eggs & vanilla. Add cake mix, mixing thoroughly. The mix may have lumps. Just work it with a spatula until all the dry lumps are mixed in. Add chocolate chips. I have used semi-sweet, a mix of milk chocolate & semi-sweet (half a bag of each) & mini chips. Just add enough chips to it is perfect for you.

Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. This allows you to prepare all your batches with only 2 cookie sheets. Spoon out batter on paper, 12 if small, 9 if large. Bake 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in air tight container. Enjoy with cold milk or hot chocolate!

 CC cookies

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

I teach a Bible Study for women every Tuesday evening. We meet for dessert first so we can visit before we begin our class. I usually bake cookies for the group every week. Well, not just cookies but cake mix cookies! I have found great joy discovering new ways to create yummy cookies for my family, friends & people at church.

Last week, I noticed a recipe for Snickerdoodles on the box of Duncan Hines yellow cake mix. Snickerdoodles are one of my very, very favorite cookies but I never baked them. With this recipe, I will be baking them all the time. I am sharing the recipe below Use the Duncan Hines cake mix to make your Snickerdoodles. Other mixes then to make cookies that have a cake-like consistency. These look & taste like regular cookies. So easy. I like to impress people with my smarts as well as my talent in the kitchen. Nothing is smarter than finding a simpler way to do something!

Snickerdoodles

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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 package Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cinnamon & Sugar
Cinnamon & Sugar

Combine cinnamon & sugar in small bowl.

Batter Bowl from Sur la Table
Batter Bowl from Sur la Table

Mix oil, eggs & a splash of vanilla together. The recipe didn’t call for vanilla but it can’t hurt!)

Scrap sides well. Mix by hand.
Scrap sides well. Mix by hand.

Add cake mix & blend well. The mix becomes a bit lumpy. Just keep working it with a spatula until it is smooth.

Use a shallow wide container to coat cookies
Use a shallow wide container to coat cookies

Shape dough in 1″ balls & roll in sugar mixture.

LOVE parchment paper!
LOVE parchment paper!

The recipe says you should grease your cookie sheets. I always use parchment paper. It is fabulous! It allows me to make all my sheets of cookies while only having 2 actual cookie sheets! I was able to get 9 cookies on each sheet. You can flatten the cookies with the bottom of a glass. I didn’t. I like them looking rugged!

Bakery fresh & just as good!
Bakery fresh & just as good!

Bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Store in air tight container. Great with spiced tea, hot apple cider or cold apple juice!

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Strawberry Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

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Duncan Hines lemon cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oil & eggs. Add cake mix, blending well. Gently stir in strawberries. Drop by spoonful onto parchment paper covered cookie sheets. Bake 14 minutes or until brown around edges. Allow to thoroughly cool & set. They are soft so you may want to let them set out for awhile. Store in fridge.

Great with lemonade or tea.

White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

White chocolate chip chocolate cake mix cookies
White chocolate chip chocolate cake mix cookies

 

I love the traditional chocolate chip cake mix cookies. In fact, I love ALL the cake mix cookies I have been making.I study all the different flavors of cake mix & then study all the different chips, nuts, fruit, etc. that I can add to them. The list is endless! Today’s cookie is a reverse chocolate chip cookie. I use chocolate cake mix (the darker, the better) & white chocolate chips. They are yummy! I prefer using Duncan Hines cake mix for most of my cookies but Pillsbury & Betty Crocker work great too. Each brand makes the same cookie just a bit differently. Experiment to discover which you prefer.

White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper. Pour oil into mixing bowl. Crack eggs separately into a  small bowl & add them to the oil. Mix thoroughly. Add cake mix & blend thoroughly. Stir in chips. You can use the entire bag or any part of it. Spoon onto parchment covered cookie sheet. You can get 12 on sheet if small cookies, 9 if large. Bake in 350 oven for 10-12 minutes. Adjust cooking time as needed. Cool & enjoy!