Do you need to make a lot of cookies in a short amount of time?
This year I volunteered to bring sweet treats to the elementary school carnival. Every year the PTO does fairly good business at the bake sale. It's a busy week for me and I needed a quick way to make a lot of cookies without spending all my time in the kitchen.
Cake mix cookies is the answer. By following a simple formula you can bake up a variety of different cookies that are sure to be the hot sellers at the bake sale.
You'll need a box of cake mix, two eggs, 1/3 cup of canola oil and a bag of baking candy, nuts or fruit for each batch. That's it.
You can get creative with your cookies. Think about what kinds of cookies you want to make. I made chocolate devil's food cake cookies with white chocolate morsels and yellow cake cookies with mini M&Ms.
But you can get creative with your flavors. For example, my mom loves strawberry cake mix cookies with white chocolate morsels. For my husband, it's spice cake mix cookies with dried cranberries and walnuts. My kids love confetti cake mix cookies with rainbow sprinkles. And my personal favorite is lemon cake mix cookies rolled in powdered sugar before baking. Just get creative!
Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box cake mix of your choice
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 cup (or more if you like) of chocolate chips, M&Ms, Reese's pieces, dried fruit, chopped nuts, sprinkles or powdered sugar.
Using a mixer, beat the eggs, oil and cake mix. Stir the add-ins and mix by hand. Chill the dough for an hour before baking.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets. If using powdered sugar, roll the dough into rounded teaspoon-sized balls and roll into the powdered sugar before placing onto your cookie sheets. Bake your cookies for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies to baking racks to cool.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.