Sometimes I am late to the ball game… ya know when everyone else (or at least a lot of people) seem to know something awesomely cool and then you just discover it…
Enter Cake Mix Cookies into my life…
As a daughter of a former cake decorator, I was ALWAYS in awe of the cake mix aisle… all the flavors… all the choices…
I was always shocked that brides would always choose chocolate or white cake over flavors like cherry chip or orange…
Cake Mix Cookies… now, I am no stranger to the concept of using a cake mix in cookie batter… like I told you last year while making these Santa’s Favorite Cake Mix Cookies, Puddie actually made me a batch of Cake Mix Cookies the night he asked me to be his girl
However, I had no idea that there were multiple awesome recipes out there that utilized the versatility of the standard cake mix!
So, today, I thought I’d share the 3 I have recently found…
The Santa Cookie recipe from Gooseberry Patch’s Christmas in the Country is very similar to the recipe he used… except he used Butter Pecan cake mix and nixed the white chocolate chips.
I think that is why I LOVE Cake Mix Cookies… there are tons of flavor choices at your fingertips…
This year, Miss Add and I found two additional cake mix recipes in Gooseberry Patch’s Christmas Cookie Jar Cookbook and whipped them up in four different flavors!
First up, we were THRILLED to find Cake Mix Cut-Out Cookies!
(Edited to Add: About half of the readers that use this recipe rave about it… and the other half complain with issues of the dough sticking. Use at your own risk. We love this recipe, but we also use real butter and add flour as needed.)
And this recipe made whipping them up a snap.
*EDITED TO ADD: Some readers are reporting that the dough is getting too sticky for them. I am wondering if humidity could be a factor. Regardless, after testing for more user-friendly instructions, I would recommend that dough spends at least one of those hours in the freezer for best results.
I just went ahead and baked my other cookies while I waited.
But let’s pull a fancy cooking show maneuver and pull that already set dough out of the fridge and continue shall we?
*EDITED TO ADD: If you are still struggling with sticky dough, knead a couple tablespoons of flour into the dough and it should roll right out.
Then bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Last but not least, we made 1-2-3 Cookies with Lemon and German Chocolate Mixes… to rave reviews mind you
This versatile recipe was also found in Gooseberry Patch’s Christmas Cookie Jar Cookbook .
Then, shake off the excess powdered sugar… And place on a lined cookie sheet… you know me… I love using my silpat mats.
It will likely take the full 15 minutes for the clean up… just sayin’
Then arrange on a purdy plate to take a purdy picture (optional)
More Cake Mix Fun:
27 Ways to Use a Cake Mix
Our Favorite Cake Mix Recipes
Gooseberry Patch Cake Mixes Booklet
Taste of Home: Cake Mix Creations: 216 Easy Desserts that Start with a Mix
The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book: More Than 375 Delectable Cookie Recipes That Begin with a Box of Cake Mix
I am linking up to The Real Farmwives of American and Friends and Two Maids a Milking Cookie Recipe Exchange! Come check out all the awesome cookie recipes with me!
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