Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Very simple recipe to turn your favorite flavor cake mix into perfect cookies! (You know, the kind with a nice cracked pattern on top, and a tiny bit of almost under done center). We went on a diet so I no longer keep white flour in the house, however a single cake mix managed to elude me. I found it when I was looking for something to bring to church. Now I keep a cake mix for bringing cookies, it's a lot less dangerous than a bag of flour! (Its best with a mix that has pudding in it for chewiness; you can also use the dry ingredients from your favorite from scratch recipe).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box cake mix (any flavor but angel food)
  • 2 eggs
  • 12-34 cup Crisco


  1. Toss all ingredients into a bowl, using enough Crisco to form a stiff dough. (I found it to take less time than pulling my mixer out, so I mix by hand).
  2. Form into little balls, place on a baking sheet 2 inches apart, gently flatten the balls, and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes, till puffy, and just barely golden around the edges. (They do spread a little while baking).
  3. Remove from heat, cool 5 minutes before removing to a rack to cool. (Okay, I didn't use a rack the second time, they still turned out great!) They will shrink down a little in height and form a perfect cookie!
Most Helpful

5 5

These are really awesome. My kids loved them. We used the funfetti cake mix and we have used a white cake mix. Both turned out great. The lemon supreme cookies were my favorite. Just a note, if you are going to change the recipe I really don't think its fair to give a negative review.....

5 5

My sons 8 year old daughter is spending the weekend with me. Thank you for a great easy recipe. I love doing things with her. She likes experimenting. This recipe turned out perfect. It is definitely a keeper and number one on out "cooking with grandma list".

5 5

I admit, I was skeptical. I tried these with a butter pecan cake mix and pressed them down with a half pecan piece. Yum! Really moist and sooo easy! What more can you ask for?