Cake Mix Holiday Cookies – Make a batch in minutes with this simple recipe. Only three ingredients are needed and the recipe can be customized with your favorite cake mix flavor and mix-ins. Perfect for gift-giving, bake-sales and parties!
This tried and true cake mix cookie recipe is one of my favorites. They are so darn easy to make and you can change the flavors to fit any occasion. This recipe has been around for a long time…my mom made cake mix cookies when I was a kid.
HOW TO MAKE CAKE MIX HOLIDAY COOKIES
If you need a quick tray of festive cookies for your next holiday event, it does not get any easier than making cake mix cookies. After baking, brush on a little glaze, sprinkle with crushed candies and viola’, colorful holiday cookies! For this recipe, I used Butter Pecan cake mix. Other flavors that would work well include
- Chocolate Fudge
- Crushed Peppermint Candies
The basic cake mix cookie recipe requires only 3 simple ingredients, which you probably have in your pantry already. Add mix-in’s to make them your own.
- 1 Box Cake Mix
- vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
To start, make the glaze. This might seem backward, but you want to have it ready to brush on the cookies while they are still warm. In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and water and set aside. The mix should be thin, like glue, but not watery.
Pour the cake mix into a large mixing bowl, and adding the eggs and vegetable oil. When mixed, fold in half (1/4 cup) of the crushed peppermint candies.
Grease your hand and roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. I baked mine in two batches to avoid overcrowding.
Bake on the center rack of a 350° oven for about 12 – 15 minutes. The cookies do not get brown on top, but you will see them browning around the edges.
Let the cookies cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. While still warm to the touch, brush glaze over the top of each cookie and sprinkle with candies. Note – work quickly because the glaze hardens fast.
DO CAKE MIX COOKIES EXPIRE?
Yes, they do expire. Store cake mix cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days. After that, they should be frozen. In general, any dish lasts only as long as its quickest expiring ingredient.
Peppermint Cake Mix Holiday Cookies
- 15.25 ounce butter pecan cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup peppermint candies divided, crushed
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 – 2 tsp water
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Pour the cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and vegetable oil. Stir until well combined. Fold in half (1/4 cup) of the crushed peppermint candies.
- Grease your hands and roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake on the center rack of a 350° oven for about 12 – 15 minutes, until browned around the bottom edges
- In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and water.
- Cool cookies on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. While still warm to the touch, brush glaze over the top of each cookie and sprinkle with remaining candies.
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