Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cake Mix Cookies ~ Fast & Easy Morsels of Goodness

Who can’t use an easy and tasty recipe? J

Every once in a while, boxed cake mixes go on sale. The best sale I’ve seen is Meijer’s 10-for-$10-get-the-11th-free. It’s hard to pass up a price like that…except my family doesn’t like cake.

Add to that the fact that my family typically has a sweet treat on Sunday evenings, usually prepared by the 13yo and the 11yo, and I was dismayed at missing a bargain.

Everything came together when I found a recipe for cookies using a boxed cake mix. There are several versions floating around the web, and if you’re gluten free, you could probably use a gluten-free cake mix.

There are as many possibilities as there are cake mix flavors ~~

Chocolate cake mix cookies, perhaps with chocolate chips or nuts.
Yellow cake mix cookies with chocolate chips. To fancy them up, drizzle some almond bark across the top.
Lemon cake mix cookies with powdered sugar on top. {My favorite!}
Spice cake mix cookies with cream cheese frosting or two cookies in a sandwich.

Here’s our recipe, as recited by my 13yo ~

1 box cake mix
1 egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup buttermilk or sour milk {Make sour milk by mixing ¼ tbsp. white vinegar with ¼ cup milk in a glass measuring cup. Then let it sit for five minutes.}

Mix cake mix and oil in large mixing bowl.
Then use the measuring cup to put together the sour milk.
While the milk sours, add egg to the mix and oil. Stir well, approximately 50 strokes. It becomes quite stiff, so your stirring can work off the calories you’re about to consume when you eat the cookies. Just be careful of getting the chocolate chips out too early!

Add the sour milk. Stir well.

At this point, you can either ball cookies and place on a greased cookie sheet or spread the dough in a greased 9x13 pan for bar cookies.

Bake at 350 until golden. For bar cookies, this takes 12 to 15 minutes. For balled cookies, try 8 to 10 minutes.

Bon Appetit!

Does it sound easy? Which would be your favorite flavor?

Another Lilla Rose sale is coming this Friday, April 26 only. The Rosey Heart flexi will be returning just in time for Mother's Day, and the May Flexi-of-the-Month will be released early on that day! Shop here.

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  1. So neat when you find a bargain! I like to have cake mix on hand for this, too, when you want cookies without alot of time or mess.

    Hope you have a great day, Meghan!

  2. Awesome and the best part is that mom doesn't have to make them! I love it when somebody provides me with cookies, lol!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)

    1. That's right, Nan! When a daughter asks if she can bake, the answer is easy. Thanks so much for hosting the link-up! Love your blog!

  3. Oh my goodness, these look great! I bet my girls would love making these!

    1. Fast and easy, Brandi. Perfect for children learning to bake! So glad you stopped in!

  4. Just found your blog through a link up, thanks for the post. We love making cake mix cookies, never thought to do spice cake with cream cheese frosting, thanks for the tip!

    1. You're welcome, Nicci. Thanks for commenting, and happy baking!

  5. I know my daughter will love to have this recipe! :-) I am featuring this recipe this week! Congratulations! :-) :-) Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button from my sidebar for your blog. The post should go live around 11pm Eastern time Monday night. Many blessings, Lisa

    1. She makes such great cookies, Lisa, I can't wait to see what she does with it. Thanks for the feature!


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