Cake Mix Cookies Questions

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

playingwithsugar Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 5:17pm
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My best advice to you is to not expect miracles from your first batch. They puff up like a mallowmar, then shrink back down pretty flat. I thought I had done something wrong at first, because they didn't retain their shape.

They are very soft when done, so allow them to sit on the pan or parchment for 2 minutes before removing, otherwise they'll break apart.

When they have cooled for a few minutes, but are still warm, they are a total Yum with a glass of cold milk, so keep a glass handy.

Have fun!

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Jocmom Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 5:44pm
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I make cake mix cookies all the time because they stay so soft. The recipe that I got from the DH box said to put the cookie dough on the cookie sheet and flatten it with a drinking glass that's been dipped in sugar. If you follow that recipe, they'll be crispier cookies. I don't flatten mine . . . and I put parchment paper on my cookie sheet. They stay nice and soft. mmmmm . . . gotta make some.

Jocmom Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by SILVERCAT

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?




Get ready for red hands, bowls, etc. I made a batch of red velvet cake mix cookies and added white chocolate chips. I really can't tell you how they tasted because my son and husband ate them before I got to sample them.

mouse13 Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 6:23pm
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I love SOFT cookies.
Do you have a recipe for a 1st timer making these? I would love to try them.

fiddlesticks Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 7:54pm
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playingwithsugar, Has a recipe posted on the 1st page of this thread !

SILVERCAT Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 8:18pm
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Yeah I already know about the red but hey you got to be be willing to take a risk and try something once in life!

MrsAB Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 8:23pm
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Wow! What an interesting thread. I have never heard of cake mix cookies but am glad I have now. I'm looking forward to trying these out.

fiddlesticks Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 1:59pm
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Any one made any interesting combos for Christmas ?

sweet_teeth Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 2:29pm
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Speaking of cake mix cookies.. I make these alllll the time and top them with cream cheese icing. I first use them as cake batter, and there is always a ton left over, so I just plop them on a cookie sheet and start baking icon_smile.gif This cake turns out pretty dense and it's one of my staples.

1 (15 ounce) can canned pumpkin puree
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon ground cloves
2easpoon ground nutmeg
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix with out pudding in the mix (white will work too!)
1 package pumpkin spice pudding (If you don't have it in your area, I'm sure you can substitute any flavor and just add more spice)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk (I usually eyeball this because it's essentailly only to help with the consistency of the cake)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 2 8 inch pans. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, pudding and oil. Beat in the eggs, then fold in the pumpkin mixture. Stir in the vanilla. Add optional milk if thinning of batter is needed.
Bake for 30 min, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

---And for the cookies, I usually bake around 10 minutes. I believe my oven is a bit hot though. I also top them with cream cheese icing.

Btw, these are VERY cakey, and delicious!

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nickshalfpint Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 3:22pm
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I made mint cookies just to see if they would be good, and boy were they good. They were sooooooo soft and yummy icon_biggrin.gif These were my 1st cake mix cookies and I love them icon_biggrin.gif

I box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 c veg oil
1 c chopped up Andes candies ( or mint chips)
Mint kisses (you can use reg kisses)
Mix the cake mix, eggs and oil. Fold in the candy. Bake at 350 F for 8-1- minutes. When the cookies come out of the oven put the kiss on it.

The first batch I made I wasn't thinking and I put the kiss on before I put them in the oven. It was still good. A nice puddle of minty melted chocolateness right in the middle.

I found a bag of Andes candies in the baking isle at the grocery store. I don't know if they have them everywhere, but it beat the heck out of having to unwrap and chop all those candies icon_lol.gif

tonicake Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 3:53pm
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I'm so excited to bake cookies. I plan on baking with my 9 year old this evening. I've been wanting to try cake mix cookies - tonights the night!!

Thanks to everyone!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 5:31pm
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i am ashamed to admit this but reading this thread had made me drool. you guys should be ashamed too because you are ruining my diet! icon_wink.gif

nickshalfpint Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by cupcakeshoppe

i am ashamed to admit this but reading this thread had made me drool. you guys should be ashamed too because you are ruining my diet! icon_wink.gif





I know. I'm on a diet too (I didn't even eat a full thanksgiving dinner icon_cry.gif ) so I could only have a nibble of the cookie. It was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do icon_lol.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 6:05pm
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WOW! THX for the added recipes! So many ideas that sound to good! You dieters.. dont you know you wait till after the new yr to start doing that ? Way to hard to be on a diet now !!! But I give ya credit if you can !!! Im planning to start fresh after the Holidays are over and done ! I wish ya luck though!!

nickshalfpint Posted 5 Dec 2008 , 6:35pm
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I know you're supposed to wait, but if I gain weight during the holidays it's just more I have to lose thumbsdown.gif . It's not that hard because I'm diabetic, so I can't have a lot of the good stuff anyway icon_cry.gif

samcfi Posted 8 Dec 2008 , 3:04am
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Jocmom, I had to try the red velvet with white chips. They were awesome!!! My kids devoured them in no time!!!

I also made some with the "Rainbow Chip" cake mix & the special white swirled chocolate chips that are out for Christmas. (They're white/red & white/green swirl). They've been eaten up too!

Niki2004 Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 12:58am
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The onsIhad at a baby shower were amazingggggg! They were soft and chewy not crunchy...I tried them and they came out toooooo crunchy. Any ideas?

sallene Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 4:13pm
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My mother in law introduced me to cake mix cookies a few years ago. I've experimented with a few different combos, but I'm going to have to try some of these.

I've only ever made them with cake mix, a stick of butter, and an egg. Does the oil make them puffier?

This is what I think I'm going to experiment with this weekend.

Gooey butter:

Butter recipe cake mix
gooey butter cake topping (the cream cheese part of the top of the cake)

I figure I can make the cookie, put a thumbprint and a dab of the cream cheese mixture. I hope they turn out ok. DH loves gooey butter cake, so I figured a cookie might be good.

Egg Nog:

White cake mix
rum extract
nutmeg

Cherry almond:

Cherry cake mix
Ground almonds
almond extract

sallene Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 7:00pm
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Oh, and my MIL uses the yellow cake mix and wraps them around bite size snickers, so they have a candy center. Very tasty!

step0nmi Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 3:14am
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so this is a question I don't see answered...

what is the amount of liquid you should be using with the lighter cake mixes?

I tried making regular yellow cake mix with cc's with the: 1 mix, 1 egg, 1/3 cup water, 1/2 stick butter... and they came out soo runny icon_razz.gif I am thinking now that less water may have been in order but I just don't know. icon_sad.gif


btw, these cookies are what my family is getting for xmas!! i am soo addicted to them! icon_biggrin.gif

nickshalfpint Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 5:50am
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Originally Posted by Niki2004

The onsIhad at a baby shower were amazingggggg! They were soft and chewy not crunchy...I tried them and they came out toooooo crunchy. Any ideas?




You probably baked them too long. It's really easy to do. They go from soft and yummy to crunchy in no time flat icon_lol.gif Been there, done that icon_cry.gif I notice that when I can smell them, they are done.

vicmic Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 3:51pm
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Originally Posted by KonfectionKonnection

Me, too! Love soft cookies . . .

Here's the recipe I've used several times--it's really good w/ a lemon or strawberry cake mix. Just be aware the dough is sticky if you don't chill it a little before working w/ it:

Easy Mix Lemon Crinkles
From: Pillsbury Family Fun Cookbook

1 package Pillsbury Plus Lemon Cake Mix
4 oz container (1 3/4 cups) frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 Tablespoons oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
Sugar or colored sugar

In large bowl, combine cake mix, whipped topping, oil and egg; mix thoroughly. Cover; chill dough 1 hour for easier handling.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Allow cookies to cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Store cookies in tightly covered container. 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Note: May use other flavors of cake mix, such as strawberry.

Just something a little different to try--although the chocolate ones sound yummy, too!




I am so ging to try this recipe. My MIL loves lemon cake! I baked my first cake mix cookies last night and they were sooo good. I used a recipe from the site JanH told us about, recipegoldmine. I did a coconut cookie with the coconut cake mix instead of the yellow they have and changed the almond to vanilla extract. I love cake mix cookies!

step0nmi Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by step0nmi

so this is a question I don't see answered...

what is the amount of liquid you should be using with the lighter cake mixes?

I tried making regular yellow cake mix with cc's with the: 1 mix, 1 egg, 1/3 cup water, 1/2 stick butter... and they came out soo runny icon_razz.gif I am thinking now that less water may have been in order but I just don't know. icon_sad.gif




could someone please confirm if I answered my own question? icon_razz.gif

vicmic Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by step0nmi

Quote:
Originally Posted by step0nmi

so this is a question I don't see answered...

what is the amount of liquid you should be using with the lighter cake mixes?

I tried making regular yellow cake mix with cc's with the: 1 mix, 1 egg, 1/3 cup water, 1/2 stick butter... and they came out soo runny icon_razz.gif I am thinking now that less water may have been in order but I just don't know. icon_sad.gif




could someone please confirm if I answered my own question? icon_razz.gif



Try looking at the web site JanH posted recipegoldmine.com. It has lots of recipes and you can compare different ones to see the liquid amounts. The one I used was 1/2 cup water and 1/3 oil and they came out perfect using regular DH mix. Hope this helps.

goof9j Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 12:08pm
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OK Ladies, I am looking for a yellow cake mix cookie that I can use my cookie cutters on. They were awsome tasting and iced, but soooooo soft.
I am almost sure she used a cake mix, but this person will not give out her recipe. Can any one help icon_cry.gif

Jocmom Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by samcfi

Jocmom, I had to try the red velvet with white chips. They were awesome!!! My kids devoured them in no time!!!

I also made some with the "Rainbow Chip" cake mix & the special white swirled chocolate chips that are out for Christmas. (They're white/red & white/green swirl). They've been eaten up too!




Those Rainbow Chip ones sound good . . . then again I haven't found a bad combination yet. icon_lol.gif

I've learned to make double or triple batches if I want to take any to work. I have to have a batch at home for the guys to eat or they feel deprived.

7yyrt Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 6:48pm
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I've never made these before, but wanted soft cookies for the meals-on-wheels... I got this recipe from Stephanie over on mrssurvival.
Cherry Chocolate Cookies
1 chocolate cake mix,
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
handful of shredded coconut and cherry chips
Combine into stiff batter , drop by rounded spoonfuls, bake at 375 , for about 10 minutes.
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I used a cup of maraschino cherries, chopped, instead of the chips and coconut. It was a nice texture dough, very glossy; we made 48 balls - or would have if folks hadn't kept stealing the dough as they went by! They smell divine!
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edited to add: The tops crinkled, with a slight pinkish tinge from the cherries. Needed to sit for a few seconds on the cookie sheet before trying to remove them.
They are yummy; rather like brownies. I think they would be good as bar cookies. The texture was like a bar cookie, not like a cake.

Will definitely bake again

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 7:04pm
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Sheesh, I wonder how I missed this thread!! What great ideas! Thanks for posting! icon_biggrin.gif

Lorendabug Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 7:09pm
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I am so glad I saw this thread! I had some cake mix cookies a while ago that were just amazing. I have been looking for recipes since.

So many recipes so little time!

nickshalfpint Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 4:06pm
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We made spice cookies with cinnamon chips and they were soooo good. They were the first ones gone at christmas dinner.

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