by Tammy Taylor~
Did you ever want to make up a batch of cookies in a flash, but really didn’t want to go through the whole ordeal? You know, pull out your cook book, look up recipe, pull out all the ingredients, etc? Well boy do I have exciting news for you: Cake Mix Cookies! Only 3 ingredients, y’all, mix ’em up, bake ’em up, DONE. Recently we were invited to a dinner at a family member’s house and I asked what we could bring. The hostess requested RancherMan’s famous Green Bean Casserole so of course we made that to contribute to the meal.
But I thought it would be a nice touch to bring something sweet that we could graze on as we visited. Maybe finger food that wouldn’t dirty up any additional dishes for our hosts. Enter cake-mix cookies. Since it’s so simple I don’t need to look up a recipe. I just mix & bake. Check it out, y’all
It’s well-known fact that I’m a choco-holic so of course my cookie choice is usually going to be chocolate! I used a box of chocolate devil’s food cake mix. I’ve made these cake mix cookies with lemon cake mix or strawberry and even spice cake mixes and they’ve all been delicious too. But if no other flavor is requested, it’s always gonna be chocolate for me!
The recipe is easy to remember: 1 box cake mix, 1 stick of butter, 1 large egg. (My hens are laying small eggs so I used 2 small) Now let’s make some cookies, shall we?? I pulled out a box of devil’s food cake mix that I keep on hand for just such occasion. Then I pulled out a stick of butter (margarine just doesn’t produce the same results) and the eggs.
After the butter softened I dumped all the ingredients into a bowl. Then with clean hands I started mixing everything together. Here’s my public service announcement: Don’t forget to remove your rings. Cookie dough gummed in your rings are not fun to clean. #SharingForAFriend. LOL
Mixing the dough with my hands is so much easier than trying to use a utensil, but I suppose the KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook attachment would be a good option as well.
While I was mixing the ingredients I preheated my oven to 350 degrees. Then I used my medium 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to measure the dough onto my cookie sheet. After the cookie sheet was loaded with cookie-dough balls I decided to press a few chocolate chips into the top of each one. Personally I think that placing chocolate chips on top as opposed to mixing them into the dough is preferable. That way that chocolate pop hits the tongue first. Yep. Chocoholic! LOL
Then I gave each cookie-dough ball a gentle press to flatten them slightly and press the chocolate chips into the surface. Then into the oven for for 10-12 minutes. When I brought the baked cookies out of the oven I allowed them to remain on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes. Otherwise they would be so soft they would scrunch when I tried to scoop them up. Then I placed them on a baker’s rack to cool completely.
Using a medium scoop yielded 22 cookies. You could use a smaller scoop for more cookies, just bake them for 8-10 minutes instead.
Anyway, this is one of my favorite stand-by cookie recipes when I need cookies FAST! Give ’em a try, I’m sure you’ll love them too!
3-Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies
Need cookies in a flash? Check out these delicious cake-mix cookies. Only 3 ingredients. Medium cookie scoop makes about 22 cookies.
- 1 15.25 oz box Devil's Food Cake Mix (I used 15.25 oz)
- 1 Large Egg (or 2 small eggs)
- 1 Stick Softened Butter - do not use margarine
- optional Add a Handful of Chocolate Chips If Desired
Dump all ingredients into a bowl. Mix together with clean hands until fully incorporated.
Use medium scoop to scoop cookies onto cookie sheet. Add 3-4 chocolate chips to the top of each cookie dough ball if desired.
Press cookie dough balls gently to flatten slightly.
Bake 350 degrees 10-12 minutes
cool for about 3 minutes on cookie sheet. Then move to cooling rack to cool completely.
Note: You can use a smaller scoop to make more cookies, bake them 8 - 10 minutes.
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