My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cake Mix Cookies

Y'all know that I don't as a rule use cake mixes for cakes, but I have on lots of occasions used them for cookies if I'm in a hurry. This is a recipe I have used for years and very likely came from on of the "big name" companies, and even more likely Duncan Hines because that is the only cake mix I buy.

Check the box for spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc, and give it a pinch or two extra. I think mixes are little bland sometimes.

You can make your cookies chewy or crisp depending on the cooking time; 7 minutes for chewy; 10 minutes for crisp and brown.

Something else I find very helpful is to chill your dough well before baking.

You'll be thanking me for this one when you get behind on your Christmas cookie baking!

Did I mention I'm linking this recipe to Tuesdays at the Table. Check it out

Cake Mix Cookies
about 2 dozen
print recipe

1 box of your favorite cake mix
1/2-1 cup, nuts, dried fruit or a combination
1 jumbo egg
1 stick of butter, softened

1. Empty cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
2. Put in jumbo egg.
3. Add softened butter.
4. Mix until dough ball forms.
5. Place dough by tablespoons on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper)
6 Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes, 7 for chewy, 10 for crisp and brown.
7. May add chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruit.
8. Chill dough if you like for a more uniform cookie.


  1. I have a German Chocolate cake mix I think I'll use today to make some of these for my husband to take back with him up north. Sounds delicious and so easy! :)

  2. Nancy, I haven't tried the German Chocolate, but it sounds wonderful. Thanks!

    Try the Red Velvet Cake Mix with the store bought Cream Cheese frosting between two cookies. Now you have Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Cookies. Isn't this fun!

  3. hey, how about a plain white with a little ground espresso? and maybe chocolate chips too.
    This is a keeper.

  4. These do sound good and such an endless variety of cookies you could create.

  5. cookie making is on my to do list this week and i LOVE Duncan Hines...looks like i'll give this a try...wonderful.

    thanks for sharing it with us....

    kary and teddy

  6. I have two boxes of lemon cake that just haven't sounded good lately. Maybe I will make some lemon cookies.

  7. Hi Beverly,
    Your cookies look really good. We need lots of idea's for this time of the year. Thank you for sharing.
    Miz Helen


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