Monday, December 12, 2011

Cake Mix Cookies

Happy Monday Everyone!
Was your weekend crazy and busy?
It seems to be that way this time of year...

I spent Saturday battling the mall with my kids.
I love Christmas shopping, but I felt like I was going crazy by the end.  I could hardly push the stroller through the crowds, and every store had a mile long line!  Then my baby peed through his diaper, and I forgot the diaper bag in the car, that was parked about a mile away.  Some lady commented on my screaming baby by saying:
"That child has been screaming for like 20 minutes!  You would think someone would have tended to him by now."
I am giving up on the mall until next year.
Hopefully I can find a few last minute gifts elsewhere:)

Speaking of gifts, every year, I have a huge baking day and make treats for neighbors, co-workers, friends, etc.  It's cheaper than trying to buy gifts, and homemade gifts are always my favorite anyway.  So, I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes with you:
Cake Mix Cookies (They're soooooo easy!)
 1 box of cake mix
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

(Didn't I say it was easy!)

Then you just play around with the flavors.
This one, for example, is Chocolate Fudge cake mix, with Christmas Mint M&M's.
 Here's some other combos that I love:

Vanilla Cake Mix + oil + eggs + Mini Reese's Pieces

Yellow Cake Mix + oil + eggs + butterscotch chips + heath bits

Spice Cake Mix + 1 can pumpkin + chocolate chips

Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix + oil + eggs = Oreos...then fill with cream cheese frosting. YUM!

Chocolate Cake Mix + oil + eggs + marshmallows + walnuts = Rocky Road Cookies

Chocolate Cake Mix + oil + eggs + peanut butter chips

Vanilla Cake Mix + oil + eggs + chocolate chips = chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate Cake Mix + oil + eggs + candy cane bits/Red & White Andes Mint Pieces

There are a million possibilities, and they are all SO EASY!
I usually wait until Betty Crocker Cake Mix is on sale for under $1 at the store, and then I buy a ton!  If I have cake mix on hand, I can always come up with a quick and easy treat.

Try these out if you need a quick treat one night!
Or, if you already make these, let me know what your favorite combo is :)


  1. These all sound delicious! I need to make some!

  2. Ok you talked me into it! I am making these :)

  3. Wow that's a lot of options! and they all look delicious! Thanks for posting them!!

    If Work Permits

  4. Well, is sounds like there was another lady there that was tired of the mall too.... but that is still crazy that she said that! We are putting an amazon order in tonight. The mall is crazy here too!
    Thanks for all the cookie options! So many of those sound good. Which to make first.....

  5. Are you going to Tatertots and Jello's cookie exchange tomorrow? I might steal this recipe if you aren't!


  6. These sound DELICIOUS!!! How long and what temperature do you bake them at, just the same as the box says??

  7. loooove this idea! bake at 350 I assume? about how long?

  8. Yes, 350 for 9 minutes. But, my oven seems to run a little hot, so it might need a few extra minutes if they don't seem done.