April 19, 2011

Cake Mix cookies

I'm really not a baker.  I like to make treats with my kids and for my kids.  I like to eat all kinds of baked goods. But I really don't like being precise and measuring out a whole bunch of ingredients.  So when my friend posted a picture of some yummy cookies on Facebook and said they were made from a cake mix, I jumped on that recipe (Thanks, Anna!)

Because I made ours with three little helpers, they weren't perfectly uniform or as pretty as the ones my friend made, but the cookies were super easy & fun to make and tasty too.  (Plus, I didn't even have to get out my mixer! ;)  )



We made ours with the Funfetti Cake Mix, but I'm sure you could use just about any cake flavor.

INGREDIENTS:

  • One box of cake mix
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • frosting and sprinkles (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Dump the cake mix, oil and eggs in a bowl and mix with a large spoon until it's all combined.  (See, I told you it was easy!)

3.  Scoop out by rounded tablespoons and form into balls.  (I'm sure you could make them smaller as well).  Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.

See, we're not terribly precise with our balls of dough.


4.  Use the bottom of a glass to flatten each ball to about 1/4 inch thickness.  ( Dip the glass in flour first if you find that it's sticking )

Flattened slightly with a glass.


5.  Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown.  Ours took a little bit longer, but some were kind of big and my oven's temperature isn't always accurate. Remove from pan and put cookies on a cooling rack.

6.  If desired, add a little bit of frosting and sprinkles while the cookies are still warm.

Adding Spring colored sprinkles.
Showing off her cookies.

Taste testing!  :)



Sharing the sweetness at:
Sugar & Spice @ seventhirtythree
Night Owl Crafting 
 Fireflies and Jellybeans
Smilemonsters


6 comments:

  1. Yum! Those look so delicious & simple :) I'll definitely try these, my daughter will love to add the frosting & sprinkles! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Mary
    BTW, I also have a simple cookie recipe that uses a cake mix.
    http://thecraftygals.blogspot.com/2011/02/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

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  2. I just discovered your blog about a week ago and i LOVE your ideas and your whole blog! Thank-you for taking the time to share your ideas! My boys are going to love them!

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  3. Seriously?!! That is awesome! I'm going to have to try this one sometime.

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  4. Oh my God! I have to try that .... It's soooo easy, as I like.

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  5. Found you through U Create with Kids! Im a new follower! Ive been reading some of your past posts and you have some genius ideas. I cant wait to do some of these activities with my kids!

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  6. I'm not much of a baker either. But, your cookies look delicious. Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday!

    Heather
    localfunforkids.com &
    PreschoolBuddy.com

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