35 Reviews

For a cake mix cookie, these are outstanding. For an over all cookie, I'd say they are more of a 3 or 4 star recipe. But hey - the whole reason we make cake mix cookies is because they are so much quicker and simpler than the standard cookie recipes. I used a devil's food cake mix and semi sweet chocolate chips. My family really loves them. Thanks so much for posting! This is a keeper! Made for the I Recommend Tag Game.

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Color Guard Mom October 18, 2008

I have been having a blast with this recipe! I bought way too much cake mix when it was under $1 a box. Since I don't like the work involved with baking a cake and the clean-up afterwards, this was a perfect way to use it all up. I find plain sugar cookies a little dull, so I added cinamon and nutmeg to the dough. Then I rolled them into a ball and coated them in cinamon sugar before cooking. Tasted like a Snickerdoodle! I found the chocolate difficult to work with, and I'm not sure why? I have some carrot cake mix in the pantry and can't wait to try it with some cream cheese icing. Thanks for a terrific, versatile recipe!

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Andrea Tarpley October 06, 2008

I first used lemon cake mix with coconut and it turned out beautifully. I then used an angel cake mix with semi sweet chocolate chips and it did turn out really well as well.

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Studentchef November 28, 2007

I used chocolate cake mix and had a problem with these. They are edible (for the family) but I can't put them out for company or give away. Perhaps next time something will change. I did chill the dough and they were easy to roll and coat. Baking was the problem for me. One set burned on the bottom and the other set did not burn on the bottom but were not done inside. The third tray burned too.

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Dianne48 December 22, 2006

These were quite good. I made them with strawberry cake mix and white chips, rolled in powdered sugar and baked on parchment for 10 minutes. Chill between batches to control the spread! I also rolled one batch (I made 2) in red sugar to add variety. Easy!!!

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12-pot-chef December 20, 2006

This is an awasome recipe. So easy and kids of all ages can make them,we did many different cake mixes with all kinds of chip and stuff added. We did a bunch up befor X-mas and froze it. I wraped it waxed paper and then in glad wrap(I rolled it like a log)Then on baking day I just took it out cut into large slices and each slice into 1/4 or 1/2 rolled them into balls. You can do anything with this recipe. Nuts,chips,dryed fruit,roll them in what you like..there is no limit. This is one of those recipes you can play with and be your own artist. Great to do with kids and just let them go.This one will be passed down to all my busy daughters,sons, daugher inlaws,son inlaws,grandkids,pretty much the whole family. And here is a tip..If you cook cookies a little to long or they set around the house for a few days and get alitte cruncy and hard.Put them in a big zipplock bag with a slice or 2 of bread and it will sofen them up by the next day. Thank you Rita L. for the great gift of this recipe. With life so busy it is nice to have easy things to make that taste like they are made from made from scrach. Love it ....Sheila

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sunny sheila December 13, 2006

used this for a cookie exchange in which I had to bring 6 doz. cookies. Made them 4 days ahead of time and froze the dough in sliceable logs. FANTASTIC!! used almond extract, dried cherries, and a butter cake mix. drizzled chocolate on the tops for decoration..2good2btrue

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mollypie December 08, 2006

What a great idea! I love that we can use a variety of different mixes and make all kinds of cookies. And so easy too! Tip: wait for those cake mixes to go on great sale and voila you have instant cookies for so little price. Thanks a bunch.

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Cookworm November 21, 2006

No need to wait until Christmas to make these cookies. The possiblities are ENDLESS!! I made strawberry (cake mix) with chocolate chips, my 3 yr old son helped, and had alot of fun. PLUS! he kept stealing them after they were cooked so I know he liked them :o)

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Camzmom October 02, 2006

Quick & Good! Used lemon, and followed the suggestions for lemon balls...dough was really sticky,you must roll in powdered sugar to control! I rerolled, drizzled a bit of leftover lemonade, and rerolled a 3rd time in pwdered sugar. A through and through lemon flavor that just tickled my lemon lovers.

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Mares C. January 24, 2006
Cake Mix Christmas Cookies