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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
  • 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!


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.

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