Cake Mix Cookies

Here’s a quick sad story – back home in Louisiana I could bake great cookies. From scratch, no issue.

I move to Denver, use the same recipes and wow – HORRID cookies. I quickly learned how higher altitude can and will affect how you cook things, mainly baking. Sometimes it takes failing to learn, right?

Then I found these cake mix cookies and said forget you to made from scratch cookies (at least for now)

Still struggling with brownies, but that’s for another time. I believe in myself. I CAN DO IT.

I’ll show you my two favorites. They are basically the same exact recipe just different cake flavor and mix ins.

Easy to make, quick to bake, and hard to not eat all of the raw dough. 

Some notes before starting –

Your baking sheet of choice makes a difference. I usually circle between three sheets when baking and they all need different timing and spacing. 

My Nordic Ware sheet batch takes longer to bake and I can keep the cookies closer (15-16 per sheet) 

My other two are cheaper, like $5 cheap. These batches need 2 minutes less than my Nordic Ware and I like to space these out a bit more (12 per sheet)

Also, if you’re in higher elevation I would still adjust these recipes – I usually use less oil than listed below, maybe a tablespoon less. I also add in one tablespoon of all purpose flour. Take some, give some.

Now onto the recipes!

 

Chocolate Chip 

  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  1. Set oven to 350
  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl
  3. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes (thick Nordic ware = 12, thin and cheap = 10)

 

Red Velvet and White Chocolate Chip 

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  1. Set oven to 350
  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes (thick Nordic ware = 12, thin and cheap = 10)

 

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