All-Occasion Cookies

Recipe by dayla
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 72 cookies


  • 1
    lb butter
  • 2 34
  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix


  • Pre heat oven to 350°.
  • Microwave 2 sticks of the butter on high for 1 minute or until melted.
  • Using paring knife, slice remaining butter into 1/2 inch slices; add to melted butter, tossing to coat.
  • Allow butter to stand 3-5 minutes or until softened.
  • Blend cake mix and flour in bowl and whisk to break up any large lumps.
  • Whisk butter until smooth and free of lumps, if necessary microwave for 10-20 seconds or until creamy and pourable.
  • Do not melt completely.
  • Pour butter, all at once, into dry ingredients.
  • Mix until dry ingredients are incorporated and dough is smooth.
  • If dough is to stiff to stir knead until smooth.
  • Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoons drop cookie dough onto baking sheet 2" apart.
  • Bake 15-17 or until very light golden brown.
  • Cool three minutes and transfer to cooling rack.
  • Variations: Chocolate: Substitute devils food cake mix for the white and bake as directed Peanut Butter: Substitute yellow cake mix for the white cake mix.
  • Add flour as directed.
  • Whisk 2/3 cup peanut butter into softened butter until smooth; add to dry ingredients as recipe directs.
  • Mix ins: Mix in 1/2-1 cup fo any combination of the following ingredients to the dough--Miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips; whole, grated or chopped nuts; rasins; flaked coconut; dried cranberries; miniature candy-candy coated chocolate pieces; chopped candies; chocolate chunks; white chocolate chips or toffee bits.