You can add Jell-O or Kool-Aid mix to flavor these any way you like. I used strawberry and lemonade flavors and rolled each separately then laid one on top of the other to cut out. They were AWESOME !!!!!!!
Oh my!!! We are on an extremely tight budget and I purchased cake mixes for a dollar a box. I tried theese cookies and they are beyond wonderful. So easy to throw together, I made 4 rolls and froze them. We are a small family and take out a roll for a treat after dinner. We get about 14 cookies a roll, very economic and the taste is so good, not to mention the smell. I am so glad I found this recipe and will try it out with other flavors.
When I mixed up this dough, it looked really sticky and I was concerned that it would not firm up enough to roll out. Well, fight the urge to add more flour!!! I scooped the sticky stuff onto plastic wrap and two hours later...a firm disc perfect for rolling. Oh and I used chocolate cake mix, as it was all I had, but it worked perfectly. Opens up a whole new world of cookies just by changing the cake mix flavors....maybe next time lemon or spice....oooh.
Just made this tonight for a last minute valentine treat tomorrow. AMAZING - so simple, yet so delicious. This is definitely on my make again list. Might even be the cut cookies for Christmas of 2012! Thank you
This recipe makes wonderful cookies, and it is so very easy!
I had initially intended to cut the cookies, but I had to change plans for the day and decided it would be quicker to make rounds. rather than roll into logs and slice, I simply rolled dough into 24 gram balls (I weighed them - blame my OCD), flaghtened them with the bottom of a tea cup, dipped them in red sprinkles and baked. In my oven i had the best results with a 10 minute bake.
When these cookies cooled they were slightly crisp, yet still tender, thin and they melt in the mouth. This is a new family favorite recipe, my husband and kids tell me!
This is a great little recipe if the kids say Mom, I need cookies for school tomorrow. These were simple to make, and quite tasty to boot! I took the advice of another chef, and just rolled them into two logs, put in the freezer for awhile and then just sliced and baked, so easy. Then I frosted them with icing, but they are good enough to stand on their own. Our family really enjoyed them. When I rolled them into a log, and sliced, they took on an oval shape, and when frosted they reminded me of an Easter egg, think I will make at Easter, and frost with different color icings to make a colorful plate for Easter time. Thank you.
Very easy recipe and makes a tasty cookie. I used a yellow butter cake mix and I did refrigerate for the suggested 2 hours. I used Jess's suggestion of making into balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mix. Each tray baked in 8 minutes and made 38 cookies. Next time I would add some vanilla or almont extract. Thank you for posting.
Very very good cookies! I made these as a quick treat for DD's birthday for school. She isn't much into cooking, so they came together just quick and easy enough for her to do. We did not roll them out. We rolled them into balls, then rolled them in cinnamon sugar mix, then squashed them a little. We also added a little orange extract. Awesome. Thanks! :)
I used this recipe last weekend for a Girl Scout Christmas event. We made 200 cookies, cut them into gingerbread men shapes, and baked. At the event, the girls got to decorate their cookies with icings and candies. The cookies held up well and the results were fantastic! I will definitely use this recipe again and again!
These cookies were amazing. I thought that the cookie was going to taste like a yellow Duncan Heinz cake, but the cookies tasted like butter cookies. Yummy!