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Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies

EASY CAKE MIX CHRISTMAS COOKIES

Holiday baking is simple and quick with Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies! Try these at your next party. Great for gift-giving and bake sales too!

Holiday baking is simple and quick with Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies! Try these at your next party. Great for gift-giving and bake sales too!

Cookie baking for the holidays is super easy when you make Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies.  With all of the requests for cookies for bake-sales, school parties, church and community potlucks, this recipe can be your secret weapon to staying sane and on-budget. A box of mix, eggs and oil are all you need to get started. Then get creative with the decorating.

I have used this recipe for years, but haven’t shared it until now. It didn’t feel like it was really a recipe…until a neighbor asked me how I made a recent batch for a bake sale. When I told her about my cake mix cookies, she wanted to know right away how to make them. So I decided to share it with you too.

When the boys were in school, it never failed that a last-minute call would come in asking for bake-sale cookies. With this recipes, I could whip up a couple dozen in less than an hour. Boom!

 

 

 

 

Holiday baking is simple and quick with Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies! Try these at your next party. Great for gift-giving and bake sales too!

Bake up several batches and decorate them differently for gift-giving. Stock up on pretty tins at the dollar store…they are easy to pack up and take along without worrying about the cookies breaking. Tip – line your tins with restaurant-style food basket liners. They are food-safe and will fit most tins (a little folding might be needed).

 

Holiday baking is simple and quick with Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies! Try these at your next party. Great for gift-giving and bake sales too!

 

WHAT OTHER FLAVORS AND DECORATIONS CAN I USE? HOW ABOUT ADD-INS?

This cookie mix could not be any easier, and it will work with any 15.25 ounce box of cake mix…any flavor you choose. The basic recipe is the same: cake mix, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

Some of my favorite cake mix flavors for Christmas cookies are butter pecan, french vanilla and devils food (used for this recipe). Cherry chip is amazing too! Tip – buy different cake mixes in bulk when they are on sale and store them until you need them. 

Use your favorite sprinkles, candies, nuts, jellies, chocolate or anything else you like to decorate the cookies. Dress them up or down. The sky is the limit. Generally, I use up what I already have on hand first, then each year add one thing I haven’t tried before.

Add-Ins:

Use extracts to enhance the flavors of the cake mix. Make butter pecan cookies extra special by adding rum extract to the dough, or use white cake mix with almond extract! 

Nuts, raisins, candied fruit and chocolate candies work well when added to the dough before rolling into balls. Be sure to bake on parchment to prevent sticking.

 

 

Holiday baking is simple and quick with Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies! Try these at your next party. Great for gift-giving and bake sales too!

 

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Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies

  • Author: Christine at mustlovehome.com
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 32 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Holiday baking is simple and quick with Easy Cake Mix Christmas Cookies!  Great for gift-giving and bake sales too!


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Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • White chocolate chips, candied cherries, sweetened shredded coconut, sprinkles and powdered sugar to decorate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, eggs and oil until well combined.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch round balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  4. Bake on center rack for 9-11 minutes, until starting to crisp at edges.
  5. Remove to wire rack to cool before decorating.

For Christmas Cherry Cookies:

  1. Press one candied cherry halfway into the top of rolled cookie dough.
  2. Bake per instructions. Cool before serving.

For Thumbprint Cookies:

  1. Form dough into 1 inch ball. Use bottom of glass to flatten to 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Press thumb into center of dough to form a well. Fill well with about 1/4 tsp strawberry jelly.
  3. Bake per instructions. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm. Cool before serving.

White chocolate with sprinkles cookies:

  1. Bake cookies per instructions and allow to cool.
  2. Place 1/4 cup white chocolate chips into small microwave safe dish. Cook on high at 15 second intervals, stirring each time until chocolate is just melted.
  3. Spread chocolate with knife onto half of cookie, then sprinkle with green glitter sprinkles.
  4. Press gently on sprinkles to help them stick into chocolate.
  5. Set on rack to allow chocolate to harden before serving.

White chocolate coconut cookies: 

  1. Bake cookies per instructions and allow to cool.
  2. Place 1/4 cup white chocolate chips into small microwave safe dish. Cook on high at 15 second intervals, stirring each time until chocolate is just melted.
  3. Spread chocolate with knife over top of cookie. Dip chocolate side down into bowl of shredded coconut. Turn right-side up and press down on coconut to help stick to the chocolate.
  4. Set on rack and allow chocolate to harden before serving.

Notes

This recipe will yield approximately 32 cookies, 8 of each variety.

Nutrition information is based on one cookie made from cake mix recipe – does not include decorations.

Keywords: Christmas cookies, easy Christmas cookies, cake mix cookies

 

 

 

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