All-Occasion Cookies

"This is a terrific cookie that I got at a pampered chef party. It is delicate but full of flavor. The variations are wonderful as are the mix ins. It is a great way to get several different cookies from one recipe."
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Ready In:
72 cookies


  • 1 lb butter
  • 2 34 flour
  • 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.

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  1. These are easy to put together and delicious. The plain ones taste just like shortbread cookies! I made a dozen plain, a dozen with chocolate chips, a dozen with coconut and another dozen with M & M's. With the rest of the dough I just threw in a little of everything. This is very versatile and I can't wait to try the chocolate and peanut butter varieties! The kids loved them! These would be great for the holidays with some food coloring and colored sugar/sprinkles. I used a cookie scoop and got 56 cookies out of the batch. They needed exactly 15 minutes. Thanks for this easy and yummy recipe!
  2. These are wonderful cookies. I have made them with yellow and chocolate cake mixes. I also put them in my cookie press and they turn out beautifully.
  3. These are easy easy and wonderful tasting. I added pecans and semi sweet chocolate chips. I just tasted one of the first batch and it was heavenly! This would be fun to make with the kids. You can let them add what they want to add and each person can have their own personalized cookie. It was so easy to put together that I kept thinking I was missing something. This is going to be one I use often. I made a batch for a Cub Scout Christmas party. I will be proud to take them there. I have another sheet of them in the over right now. You can't miss with this cookie recipe! Thankyou thankyou thankyou for the recipe.
  4. This recipe was okay, a little dry and not very sweet. Reminded me more of a butter cookie. It was very easy to make though.
  5. so easy, so versatile....I divided the dough in 1/3's & put crushed candy canes in one, white chocolate chips and cherries in the 2nd, and dates and nuts in the 3rd !! One great recipe, 3 different cookies ! Love it, love it...thank you so much for the wonderful recipe. Bake sales will be a lot easier now. Thanks again!!


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