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post #46 of 120
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
post #47 of 120
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
post #48 of 120
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

post #49 of 120
Wow, Jan, thank you so much!! I'm going to add that to our Christmas Cookie List!!! Awesome!!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
post #50 of 120
Thread Starter 
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
post #51 of 120
who knew
post #52 of 120
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
post #53 of 120
Thread Starter 
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.

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post #54 of 120
Thread Starter 
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
post #55 of 120
playingwithsugar.. I got all mine at Walmart,Target and Walgreens And some people found some at Sams. Good luck I hope you find some !
post #56 of 120
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
What Happens ~ Happens
Mother of 4, Mom to many!
What Happens ~ Happens
Mother of 4, Mom to many!
post #57 of 120
Thread Starter 
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.
post #58 of 120
Ok ... going to have to try these!
post #59 of 120
can you make roll& cut cookies from this mix or only drop cookies
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post #60 of 120
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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