Sunday, July 20, 2014

Favorite Cake Mix Cookies

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
  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Mix cake mix, eggs and butter.
  3. Chill dough in the fridge for as long as you're willing to wait patiently.
  4. Scoop dough into balls and roll in sugar. For funfetti cookies, you can also roll dough in sprinkles.
  5. Space cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Enjoy and let me know what other cake mix cookie creations you discover!