Cake mixes are not my favorite thing. I try not to use them. That said, when they are on sale, I get some to have in my pantry. Since I eat gluten free and sugar free and no processed foods, I don’t eat these kinds of things, but many do and when you’re in a pinch for a super simple, quick treat, these cookies are a great option. Also when my boys want to make something in the kitchen, a cake mix is the best way to go!
I have looked online and found thousands of recipes for cake mix cookies, but this one is from a friend of mine in Arizona. Most of the ones I looked at online have TONS of oil, not enough eggs and/or added sugar and other things. I was bummed that in all my searching through my recipes, and knowing the one from my friend was on a recipe card, I couldn’t find it! But I persevered and kept looking and I found it!
Cake Mix Cookies (Any Flavor and Add Ins), by Cori Peterson (She might have gotten it somewhere else)
2 boxes cake mix (any flavor), I used Devil’s Food chocolate
5 large eggs
2/3 cup vegetable/canola oil
1 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, etc.
Sprinkles, any color, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add both cake mixes, the eggs and oil to a stand mixer. Beat until all combined. Scrape sides of bowl making sure it is all mixed well. Add the chocolate chips (or nuts or any mix-ins you’d like, including M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces candies). Scoop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, about 2 tablespoonsful size dough balls, spaced about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with rainbow sprinkles or colors of your choice. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let sit on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
These seriously only take minutes to mix up and before you know it you have dozens of cookies to take to any event for any occasion. I thought the colorful sprinkles were great for the 4th of July, just around the corner. Of course, red, white and blue sprinkles would be great, too! You have your freedom, I have mine! Happy Independence to everyone!