Cake Mix Cookies Questions

Baking By playingwithsugar Updated 15 Dec 2010 , 6:01pm by cai0311

Melvira Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 7:14pm
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So... quick question about adding pudding to the cake mix cookies... would it change the amounts of anything else, or would you just add it with no other changes? Would you need just a little more liquid?

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 1:20am
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I made choc fudge cake mix and added a box of vanilla pudding as my extra, I then added a cherry kiss on top while warm. They were so delicious, and soft to ...just perfect! I will be making lots of combo flavors with the kisses for the fall and Hoildays !!
The recipe I used was the same as the 1st post on this thread,plus the pudding I added .

playingwithsugar Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 1:55am
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Wow, Fiddle, you're just finding all kinds of things to do with those gourmet kisses, aren't you?

I wonder if Melvira found hers yet?

I am at the Wedding Cake Workshop with Toba Garrett in NYC this week, so you and Mel behave while I'm gone, ok? icon_lol.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Melvira Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 2:20am
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No, of course I haven't found them, so in the mean time fiddle is stealing all my ideas! icon_lol.gif But I am heading into the big city on Saturday, and I now know which stores to look at! (Target and Walgreens!)

Since no one knew the answer to my question, I went ahead and just tried it. I found that adding pudding with no other changes made them puffy, and cakier than without. Hard to say which is better... depends on the flavor. For the devil's food I like the flatter chewier ones.

playingwithsugar Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 2:44am
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OOOH, Mel! Cakier!

That Means Whoopie Pies!!! Yayyyy!! icon_biggrin.gif

Good Night, Gals, 3:30 comes early!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 3:07am
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playingwithsugar.. Have a great time . I wonder what flavor kisses they have out there??
Mel They were puffy and nice and soft which is what we like , though after they were cool they got a little flatter but stayed soft.
I have to see what the pudding does if I add flavored chips etc to the batter and no kiss ?

Melvira Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 1:37pm
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That's how I did it fiddle, since I don't have the kisses! UGH! I made spice cake w/pumpkin spice pudding and raisins that I rehydrated in the micro. There were delish!!! YUM!! They'd be awesome with a pumpkin kiss on top instead, alas, we'll see if it happens or remains a dream! icon_rolleyes.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 1:56pm
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Mel remember... Walgreens .Target. Walmart
Will you have all of those when your out Sat ?

Melvira Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 2:42pm
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I sure will!! And you can bet I'll go to more than one location if needed! We have abou 40 Walgreens, a couple WalMarts, but only one Target. This is all in the Quad Cities. There may be a Target across the bridge over in Illinois, but I don't think it's worth that much effort. Of course, I do have to go over there to go to the ONE STORE in town (other than Michael's & Hobby Lobby) that actually has cake stuff. And they carry some CK stuff, so I love them. And they sent me a birthday gift certificate for $10!! Does it get better???

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 2:48pm
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Awesome ! In Walgreens I found them in the Halloween candy and the reg candy Isle .
In Target they were in the reg candy and Walmart they were on a special display at the end of the checkouts ! Crazy !
I should check my Cvs we have several of them to and they always have the latest candy.

JaneDee Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 3:22pm
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What is your favorite (simple) cake mix recipe if you are starting with "Butter recipe yellow" that uses butter instead of oil?? Just curious, b/c I made them before but I never used a cake mix that required butter instead of oil. I guess it would maybe just be the same as white mix?
I was reading this post and it made me to want to make a quick batch of cookies with my daughter. =P

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 6:44pm
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butter instead of oil. I havent tried them with that cake mix yet !
But I must say the ones I made last night are even better today.I stored them in a plastic container with a lid and they stayed very fresh ,like I just baked them,so good !

Melvira Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 6:48pm
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I never use that 'butter recipe golden' mix. Am I missing out? Is it awesome? I bought one once by accident (it was in with the yellow) didn't notice, doctored it the way I normally do, and it flopped. I was torqued off!

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 6:55pm
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Mel I have 1 customer that always wants that mix ( my butter cake) as he calls it ! I think its a little more firm ? At least mine are. I like it to. I just prefere not to mess with the butter so I always get the other but if its on sale then I get it .

ZAKIA6 Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 8:10pm
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is there any ratio or maxium amount of how much addins (chips, fruits, nuts) can be added to recipe without changing the texture of the cookie?

indydebi Posted 17 Sep 2008 , 11:57pm
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Originally Posted by ZAKIA6

is there any ratio or maxium amount of how much addins (chips, fruits, nuts) can be added to recipe without changing the texture of the cookie?

My tried-n-true "until it looks right" system works pretty good! icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif

shanzah67 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 9:51pm
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I use:

1 box of cake mix (Duncan Hines works best for me)
1 large egg
1/2 stick of butter (not margarine)
1/3 cup of water

Bake 9 to 12 minutes at 350

I cook mine longer if I want a dunkin' cookie icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 10:44am
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The most extensive collection of cake mix cookies (bar as well as drop, also filled) that I've found is at

Cake mix cookie recipes A-F

Cake mix cookie recipes G-O

Cake mix cookie recipes P-Z


Melvira Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 1:11pm
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Wow, Jan, thank you so much!! I'm going to add that to our Christmas Cookie List!!! Awesome!!

playingwithsugar Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 2:51pm
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I'm Home!!!

Had a great time at the Wedding Cake Workshop this week. We used chocolate clay mixed with fondant to make our decorations. Not the friendliest paste for this hot-handed Momma to use, but fun never-the-less. I have been fortunate when I go there - most of my bench partners have been great, and the groups, as a whole, have all been lots of fun.

Anyway, it was fun, until the bus broke down on the way home. Fortunately, the wait wasn't long for someone to come and save us, but - when the drivers transferred our luggage over, they put them in the underside compartment without any side support, and since the boxes were stacked and tied together, they crashed on their sides.

I wanted to mention to everyone - butter cake mixes are the same darn thing as regular cake mixes - they just call for the same amount of butter as you would normally use as oil. I did this experiment, and the cake came out fine (used DH with butter instead of oil). For cookies, I don't know, but for cake, go on ahead and use it either way. And read the labels - it's the same ingredients in the same order.

For cake mix cookie add-ins -

I experimented with German Chocolate cookies a while back. I bought the Kraft Caramel Chips, chopped pecans, and coconut. I used about half a cup of each for the batch, and it wasn't enough. Definitely not enough coconut, which was so overwhelmed by the other tastes that it disappeared. I might try to make thumbprints out of them next time - take the caramel chips, pecans, and coconut, microwave them until the caramel is soft, squeeze them together, then push the clump into the center.

I mixed the dark chocolate fudge with coconut. They came out tasty, but again, the coconut was hidden. You had to let the cookie melt on your palate to find it. Next time, I will blend them just until they look like they've been marbled.

I want to experiment with strawberry cake mix and ground almonds. There's a bakery in Brooklyn which makes these little strawberry heart cookies that have ground almonds in them, and they are so-o-o good! The trouble here is that it's rare to find strawberry cake mix after strawberry season has passed.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

JessDesserts Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 6:59am
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who knew

Joanne914 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 4:01pm
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I was reading Bakerella's Blog today and she was talking about pumpkin choc. chip cookies. Many of her posters said they used this cake mix recipe:

I just made some Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies yesterday.

1 box spice cake mix
1 can 29 oz pumpkin
11 oz bag of chocolate chips

Combine Cake mix and Pumpkin, then stir in the chocolate chips.
The recipe calls for baking them on 400 for 20 minutes but mine burnt on the bottom so I reduced the temperature.

I have never made cake mix cookies before, but after reading this thread,
I see that all of you DO add oil and eggs to the cake mix. Will the above recipe still work???? Even with just a dry cake mix and some pumpkin?
Has anyone every tried this? I do really like the sound of a pumpkin and choc chip cookie, but I'm not sure which way to go now...OIL or NO OIL, that is the question!! icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 5:40pm
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I looked online, and the pumpkin spice cookies using 2 ingredients - spice cake mix and a 29 oz can of pumpkin bake at 350 degrees F and for 10-12 minutes.

I say re-try your recipe using the new time and temperature. Here is an alternate recipe, from , which uses the egg and applesauce in lieu of oil. The chocolate chips can easily be added in either recipe.

Extra Easy Pumpkin Cookies SUBMITTED BY: chernobletink on

"These cookies are made from a cake mix, and very moist and full of flavor."


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Original recipe yield 2 dozen cookies

1 (14 ounce) can 100% pure pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (18.25 ounce) package spice cake mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.
Beat the pumpkin, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves until well blended and creamy. Drop by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven until tops are firm when lightly touched, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on racks.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:41am
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Ok, folks, give -

I went to the local Wally-World a few days ago, and while there, I looked high and low and in between for the gourmet kisses. They had nada except the milk and the white/milk swirls. I even checked that center aisle which they always put up during the holiday season, nuthin'.

So, what I need is some tnt sources to find them. I'm heading out to the stores on Saturday, so how about a few hints?

Thanks -

Theresa icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 12:14pm
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playingwithsugar.. I got all mine at Walmart,Target and Walgreens And some people found some at Sams. Good luck I hope you find some !

Monna7122 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:06pm
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Hello, My name is Mandie, and I have been a soft cookie addict for as long as I can remember. It has become a problem since baking cookies and I do not mix. Cakes, ok, but cookies turn to bricks. Until NOW! I think I will find myself in major trouble becoming the local supplier to friends and neighbors for this "new" addiction. icon_wink.gif

Not sure why I have never heard of doing the cookies with cake mix. I will be emptying the shelves of cake mixes this weekend and hooking all my family and friends up. My house does not like the hard cookies, unless it is the oreos. So I'm always buying the soft batch. I have a blast experimenting with the flavors of the cakes, I can just imagine what goodies I can put in cookies. Thanks for the recipes! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 6:28pm
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Welcome to the thread, Mandie!

I see you're pretty new here, so welcome to CC, also.

Glad we could help. And just think of how much money you're going to save by baking your own cookies. You'll need it, because CC will make you fat. Between the luscious recipes and the forums addiction, the galleries and articles, you will be spending more time in front of the computer than you thought you would.

Here's a couple more recipes I got from the recipe groups I belong to.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Chocolate Snowdrops - cake mix

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix with pudding
2 1/4 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 egg
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Combine cake mix, whipped topping and egg; mix well. Mixture will be sticky.
Drop 1 inch sized balls of dough into confectioners' sugar; roll slightly to form uniform size balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove to racks to cool. Store in tightly covered container.

Peanut Butter Candy Cookies - cake mix

1 pkg. two layer yellow or chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups candy coated chocolate pieces OR milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients except candy and nuts in large bowl and mix until blended. Add candy, then drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with nuts, pressing in slightly. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8-11 minutes until cookies are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks immediately. 36 cookies.

Pina Colada Cookies - cake mix

1 box Pineapple cake mix
2 large eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 cup coconut
1 cup nuts (your choice macadamia, pecan, walnut)
1/2 cup drained chopped maraschino cherries

Bake 350 for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely. Drizzle with melted white chocolate.

CookiesByMiMi Posted 13 Oct 2008 , 1:22am
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Ok ... going to have to try these!

ZAKIA6 Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 2:53pm
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can you make roll& cut cookies from this mix or only drop cookies

SILVERCAT Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 9:44pm
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Its funny how I found this thread as I am about to venture into the cake mix cookie thing next week. I want to try th red velvet cake mix cookies, does anyone have any advice?

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