Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is an in-a-hurry recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cake mix, flavor of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 23 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (or your choice of flavor)


  1. Pour half of cake mix into bowl.
  2. Add shortening and eggs cream till mixed.
  3. Add remaining cake mix and mix together.
  4. At this point they are ready to bake.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake at 350° for about 5 minutes for chewy cookie.
  7. It also will work well in a cookie press.
  8. Also you can add chips, nuts or candy before baking (but not too good in press).


Most Helpful

These were easy to make. I used yellow cake mix. EAsy clean up - a no fuss cookie. That is my kind of cookie recipe. Moist and :yummy: What else could you ask for. Made for I Recommend Tag Game.

4-H Mom May 04, 2009

These were good, but had to bake them longer than 5 minutes, more like 8 minutes. I used yellow cake mix and milk chocolate chip cookies. As mentioned - they are a good "in a hurry" cookie. I only got something like 28 cookies, which may be why it required a longer baking time. Thanks for posting. Made for I Recommend Tag game.

Color Guard Mom April 21, 2009

I decided to use 1/2 cup butter Crisco per others suggestions. It worked perfect for the red velvet cookies, which formed nice crackley tops and a nice shape. However, the German chocolate cookies didn't spread at all. in fact, half way through baking, when I noticed they weren't budging, I flattened each with a glass and finished baking. The differance in the mixes is that the red velvet didn't have pudding in the mix and the German chocolate did so the next time I make these, if the cake mix has pudding in the mix, I will use the 2/3 cup as written. Otherwise, very good and it will be alot of fun experimenting with differant flavores. I topped the red velvet with cream cheese frosting and red sprinkles and pecan coconut frosting on the German chocolate.

CindyCRNA November 23, 2008

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