By Rita~ on November 27, 2003
Photo by Rita~
Photo by Rita~
"This is quick and easy! Chilling makes handling these easier. Option for a lemon glazed cookie--all you have to do is in place of the water use the frozen lemon concentrate for a real tart cookie and/or use lemon cake mix. Then mix a bunch of powdered sugar with the frozen lemon contentrate thats at room temperature for a nice tart icing! Pictures uploaded here on Nov 27 using carrot cake mix, 1/4 cup coconut, 1/4 cup chopped nuts then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before and after baking. Dec 10 used chocolate cake mix and chocolate mint chips."
Serving Size: 1 (799 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"OH YUMMY! This was so easy to make! When my daughters friend came over, and they started arguing about whether they should play inside or outside, I suggested making these cookies and that settled the argument right away. :) We used devil's food chocolate cake mix, and put dried cranberries in them. I did chill the dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes and had the girls roll out the balls and roll them in the powdered sugar. It was also nice because they were actually able to help me put the ingredients in and everything. (They're both 6 years old) I was a little worried they wouldn't like them with the cranberries, but they loved them. Thank you for this oh so simple and fantastic recipe! Also wanted to mention that after mixing all the ingredients, the dough was VERY thick. I thought something was wrong at first, but they turned out great, so I suppose it was supposed to be like that. :)"
"We really enjoyed these cookies. I used chocolate cake mix and walnuts and chilled the dough first. It was fast and easy to roll the cookies. Just what we were craving! Thanks for this recipe. "
"I made chocolate with walnuts and vanilla with coconut. Very easy to make. This is a very good cookie. I will be making these cookies again and again."
"Maybe it was the cake mix I picked (German chocolate with coconut), but I found these to be rather bland, even salty. Maybe with a different mix it might be better but I'm hesitant to try this again."
"We loved this recipe! It's a great deal for getting a lot of different cookies done at one time. We did leave it overnight before baking it, as recommended by another user, thanks!
We liked it best with dark raisins, that tasted very Christmasy."
"I've made these many times, and I find that chocolate cake mix doesn't make them chocolately enough. My favorite combo is butter pecan cake mix with pecans and toffee bits. I've done orange cake mix with grated peel in the frosting, and lemon with lemon peel in the frosting. I have found this to be true no matter what kind I make: they taste better after sitting covered for a day. The flavorings in the cake mix mellow-out, and they taste really yummy."
"For being such a quick cookie these were pretty good! I used a cherry chip cake mix, but I'm not wild about the fake cherry taste. My 3-year old thinks they're great. I put chocolate chips in mine. Given the texture of the dough, I think this would work well in a cookie press too - that's going to be my next experiment! Nice to have a cookie recipe I can mix up and bake during my 2-year old's nap."
"I made these today, craving a cookie I'd tried before. I took white chocolate cake mix, and baked tiny cookies. Then I took one, turned it upside down and put a hershey's kiss on it - then ran the microwave for 10 seconds. Finally I pulled that one from the microwave and sandwiched it with another cookie on which I had spread raspberry jam. They are reaaaaaally good. Nice job! There is so much room for creativity here."
"This turned out GREAT! I chose a Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix and used Andes Creme De Menthe baking chips.... wow did this turn out good! I didn't use parchment paper, just used Pam. Fantastic recipe!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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!!!"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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)"
"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."