I love to cook. I do not love to bake.
So if a baking recipe has too many ingredients or steps that I don't understand, I'm just not going there. I know for a lot of you it's fun, and I commend you.
If, however, you only bake things that are easy and delicious, this recipe is for you.
Cake mix cookies only require a few ingredients, which make them perfect for the times you need to bake up a quick thank-you treat or welcome for new neighbors. It's been so nice for a non-baker like me; I'm more likely to actually bake treats for others if it doesn't take my whole afternoon. Eeek. Sad but true.
I've tried a different recipe each time and they were all good, but not quite right. This recipe from Somewhat Simple came the closest, and I finally found the tweaks to raise it to buttery, golden perfection.
Favorite Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 (18.25 oz) box of cake mix. (You can use any flavor, so it's fun to experiment! I used funfetti cake mix here, but chocolate is also delicious.)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 C melted butter (Not oil. This makes all the difference.)
- 2 T sugar
- Heat oven to 375.
- Mix cake mix, eggs and butter.
- Chill dough in the fridge for as long as you're willing to wait patiently.
- Scoop dough into balls and roll in sugar. For funfetti cookies, you can also roll dough in sprinkles.
- Space cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the edges start to brown.