By Marg (CaymanDesigns) on August 09, 1999
Photo by Annacia
Photo by Annacia
"Fast and easy when you don't have enough time to prepare cookies from scratch. If you mix them by hand, they will be flatter and more like a cookie. If you use a mixer, they will be puffier and more like cake. The cake-like version is good with a simple confectioner sugar & milk (or juice if you used an orange or lemon cake mix) glaze."
Serving Size: 1 (723 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I am upgrading to five stars. Just made again - this time with lemon mix. This is a spectacular recipe because it is the easiest ever and the possibilities are endless. I baked them 2 minutes longer than recommended and kept them smaller sothey got a little more crispy around the edges. Going to frost them up with plain vanillla frosting. Will add lemon peel next time. Have also tried chocolate with mini chips - wonderful. Previous review --Made with spice cake mix, walnuts and toffee bits. This one is as easy as it gets. Was worried that they might be a bit too cakey, but they firmed up nicely and did have a little crispness on the outside after cooling. Will try again with some of the other combinations suggested by other reviewers. Thanks for a super easy, very versatile recipe that will become a go-to. :] Another one - used white mix, about 1 tsp almond extract, then added coconut and dark chocolate chips. Sort of like a macaroon, or an Almond Joy. Mmmmm."
"Just made some with Devil's Food cake mix and Andes mint chocolates. I call them Gooey Mint Chocolate cookies. Delicious combination!"
"I use yellow or white cake mix and add choc chips. Super easy and good."
"I made this recipe on 12/23/11, and I'm so very sorry that I waited until now to rate this recipe.For the cake mix yellow was used, and I added some white chocolate chips. Also I added some toffee chips for a bit of texture. These were taken over to a family get together on 12/24/11 and they were enjoyed by everyone. Thanks for a very quick,easy,and a very good tasting cookie.Any time I need a quick cookie recipe, this is what I'm going to turn to. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) ""
"I made this recipe with a chocolate cake mix, adding chocolate chips and pecans...they were easy to make and excellent tasting...they are definitely not going to last very long...Made these a second time with lemon cake used the mixer for a more cake-like cookie and enjoyed them very much...added chopped walnuts, and topped with lemon glaze...wonderful!!!"
"I love this recipe. It easy, fast, cheap and delicious."
"I made these wiith Devils Food Sugar Free Cake Mix and added walnuts and they came out great. Thanks...it couldn't have been easier or quicker! Nice treat for a diabetic."
"These were good and so easy. It almost killed my mixer though!!! :-)"
"These are sooo good!! I added chocolate chips to it, and used betty crocker vanilla cake mix. They didn't spread much, kinda small and fat, but no matter. Nice and soft. Next time I will use chocolate cake mix and add toffee bits to it. Mmmmmmhhh. Thanks so much for posting!!"
"Really like these cookies because of ease of preperation and taste. Made with a lemon cake mix."
"I used French Vanilla cake mix and made these today. I didnt wait until they cooled (I love warm cookies!) and they tasted fine to me. SUPER easy. Thanks Marg!"
"Super easy recipe. Really oily though. The cookies HAVE to cool before eating or else they taste terrible. Made half a batch using strawberry cake mix. Mmmm."
"In a pinch these work great. I've made Chocolate Crinkles (chocolate mix rolled in confectioners sugar), Sugar Cookies with sprinkles (yellow cake mix with sprinkles mix in and rolled in sprinkles), and Funfetti. They all have worked nicely and are popular with children and with adults who like more simple foods."
"Some baking afficionados might turn their noses up at cake mix cookies. Well fine. More for me!!! These are so great. You can have soft, chewy, warm cookies in a few minutes in any flavor cake mix you can find. I personally love the funfetti and the lemon varieties, but I'm planning to try it with carrot cake mix for the holidays. Don't judge ;-)"
"Thanks for an easy, delicious recipe! I had to bake them a lot longer than specified, but other than that no changes were made. Used a vanilla cake mix and choco chips.. what soft puffy cookies!"
"I used a French vanilla cake mix, added the eggs and 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup softened butter. I added coconut and skor bits to some of the batter, topped some with butterscotch chips, cinnamon sugar and dried strawberries. It looks like five different batches of cookies! I will use this recipe again!"
"I made these for my daughter spring festival at school (end of school term party) and because I used 200 grams of McCormick Tangy Lemon Delicious pudding it made about 12 cookies. My daughter wanted to taste one, so I said it was OK and she end up eating half of it. I had to make something else for the festival because I didn't have enough cookies. Thank you Loretta in Louisiana"
"These turned out pretty good. I used a yellow mix and added chocolate chips. Hubby took them to work and they were all devoured. Thanks. UPDATE: 7-16-09 Made these again with german chocolate cake mix and added chopped walnuts. Very, very good. Thanks for a very easy recipe that I'll use again and again when I need something quick."
"Easy, Easy and very good. I added a bit of almond extract - just because I like it - and mixed in M&M's. Huge hit with DH and kids as well as babysitter! Thanks!"