Easy Cookie Recipe Using a Cake Mix
While complicated cookie recipes certainly have their place, sometimes you need an easy cookie recipe to get the job done with minimal fuss and mess. Maybe you need a lot of cookies but only have a little time to bake them; maybe you have made more complicated cookies already but need some simpler ones to increase your cookie variety. Regardless of the reason you need a simple cookie recipe, this three-ingredient cake box cookie recipe will give you a lot of bang for only a few bucks.
The true beauty of this easy cookie recipe is its versatility. You can use any cake box mix you want, and you can easily mix and match extra ingredients. Do you want to add even more chocolate to your chocolate cookies? Simply add some chocolate chips to the mix. Chopped nuts, party sprinkles, candies and other chip flavors are all possibilities for customizing this recipe. You can even combine two boxes of mix and double the recipe to blend flavors; strawberry and lemon are good blending choices, for example.
These cookies are quick to make. Because each pan bakes for 10 minutes, you can bake three dozen in less than half an hour. This is very useful if you need a solid batch of cookies quickly for a party or luncheon or even an after-school snack.
Easy Cake Box Cookies
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
1 box of cake mix
½ cup of oil or butter
Optional extras such as chocolate chips, nuts and sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather a cookie sheet, a large mixing bowl, the cake box mix of your choice, 2 large eggs, a measuring cup, a bottle of oil or stick of butter and a mixing spoon. Pour the cake mix in the mixing bowl, then crack both the eggs and drop them into the mix. Measure ½ cup of oil and pour into the mix. If you prefer butter, melt the stick of butter in a microwave-safe container and then pour into the mix; 20-30 seconds in the microwave should be enough.
Combine the ingredients together with the spoon, mixing well and beating out all dry spots. Add extra chocolate chips, nuts or other extras into the mix in the quantity desired. Drop 1-inch dough balls onto the cookie sheet; each sheet should be able to hold a dozen dough balls. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes so that they will solidify. Then, place them on a cooling rack. The cookies should cool in five to 10 minutes. If desired, you can add frosting or glaze to the cookies when cooled for added flavor and festivity.