3.16.2013

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookies, Cake Mix Cookies

For some reason, I have always turned my nose up at making things with cake mix other than cake. I'm not sure why because cake mix is basically just the dry ingredients of any cake recipe (flour, sugar, baking soda/leavening, shortening, cocoa powdering, flavorings, you get the gist), but it turns out it's super easy to use it to make cookies.


To make these cake mix cookies, I used this recipe from the Duncan Hines website. All you need is any cake mix, 2 eggs, and 1/2 cup of oil. That's it! Presto! It magically turns into cookie dough!

I originally decided to make these cake mix cookies because I needed something to take to a bake sale for an Alabama IJM event. I was super stressed out with homework and things, and I needed to bake something that was quick, something I could carry across campus, and something I could take to one of my classes before this bake sale. My mom had given me some cake mixes she bought on sale the previous weekend, so I decided to try out this whole cake-mix-cookie thing.

I didn't know what to expect, texture-wise, with these cookies, but I guess because the cake mix is cake mix, these cookies were so, so wonderfully soft. They were perfect.

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strawberry chocolate chip funfetti cookies
1 strawberry cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 rainbow jimmies

1. Combined first three ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix until incorporated.
2. Stir in chocolate chips and jimmies. 
3. At this point, I put my cookie dough in the freezer for 15-20ish minutes just so it would be easier to roll it into balls without the dough sticking to my hands. (You can skip this step and start scooping the dough out onto a baking sheet if you want.)
4. Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375.
5. Scoop cookie dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Flatten the balls so they are 1/4th to 1/2 inch thick. Place on cookie sheet at least one inch apart. 
6. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. 


funfetti cookies
1 white cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup rainbow jimmies

1. Combined first three ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix until incorporated.
2. Stir in rainbow jimmies. 
3. Transfer cookie dough to the freezer for 15-20ish minutes. (You can skip this step and start scooping the dough out onto a baking sheet if you want.)
4. Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375.
5. Scoop cookie dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Flatten the balls so they are 1/4th to 1/2 inch thick. Place on cookie sheet at least one inch apart. 
6. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.



white chocolate chip M&M cookies
1 chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 8.2 oz package M&Ms

1. Combined first three ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix until incorporated.
2. Stir in white chocolate chips and M&Ms.
3. Transfer cookie dough to the freezer for 15-20ish minutes. (You can skip this step and start scooping the dough out onto a baking sheet if you want.)
4. Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375.
5. Scoop cookie dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Flatten the balls so they are 1/4th to 1/2 inch thick. Place on cookie sheet at least one inch apart.
6. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

These cookies are great if you need to make something extremely easy and fast. It's also incredible easy to add whatever you want to them, like chocolate chip or M&Ms. I'm glad I gave these cake mix cookies a chance!




5 comments:

  1. These look soooo good! Love that I can use a cake mix too. Good post!

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  2. These look wonderful. And they really sound easy; so much so I may try making some. :o

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  3. I want to taste Jeff's! We love Funfetti cookies and your versions look wonderful!

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  4. OMG no I was the same way - I am a food blogger why on Earth would I use a MIX?! But then I realized - much like you did - there's no shame if you are using it to create something fun and new like these cookies :D They look FABulous :D

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  5. cake mix cookies are so much fun (and convenient!) to make. I love all three! I use baking powder in my cake mix cookies sometimes to make them extra thick and puffy :)

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