Cake Box Cookies

Cake Box Cookies! Use the basic recipe listed and any box of cake mix to make any kind of cookie. Then add in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, coconut, chopped peppermint, raisins or Heath Bits...the cookie combinations are endless!Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!”

My sweet tooth whispers, “EAT a cake, cupcake, cookie….heck just give me a handful of chocolate chips please….”.

My sweet tooth is dangerous. That tooth throbs all the time and is one of the main factors why I gained 60+ lbs during my pregnancy. EEEeeek I think that might be the first time I admitted on my blog how much I gained. A positive…I only have 9 more pounds to lose. Oh it has only taken me almost 2 years to loose, but putting on the weight was so much fun.

BUT I’m still posting about desserts because even as I was trying to loose the baby weight…I indulged. Taking sugary treats completely out of my diet has never resulted in a positive weight loss for me personally. Doing that would only lead to crash dieting by purchasing three cupcakes and eating two of them on the way home.

I’m telling you my sweet tooth is evil.

Today I bring you a sweet little secret for all you cake lovers. You can make the most delicious cookies from a box of cake mix. How awesome is that! I love semi-homemade recipes and finding one for a dessert makes me giddy! Sally’s Baking Addiction is one of my favorite blogs for desserts. It’s a website you will want to bookmark people. I use the recipe she used for confetti cake batter cookies and just sub out my mix, extract and other extras depending on the cookie I am trying to make!

You can use pretty much any kind of cake mix with nuts, assorted chocolate chips, health bits, coconut, chopped peppermint, butterscotch chips, mini marshmallows, raisins….the possibilities are endless.

The basis is always the same. Depending on what cookie you are going for instead of using vanilla extract you could use almond, butter, lemon….you get the picture. You could omit it, if you want…but I always like to add vanilla or almond to all my desserts if I can!

So have fun experimenting on making cookies and enjoy!

Cake Box Cookies

1 box of cake mix (18.25 ounces)
2 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp vanilla extract

Add 1 to 1 ¼ cup of your choice of toppings: nuts, milk/dark/white chocolate chips, health bits (more options above!)

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix the first 5 ingredients until the dough forms.
  • Mix in your cookie’s “toppings”.
  • Measure out 2 tbsp of dough to roll into a cookie ball and place on the parchment lined sheets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Your cookies will look undercooked, but take them out. If they are still puffy, take your oven mitt and lightly pat down the cookie. Let them cool for a few minutes and then you can lift the parchment paper (with cookies on) off the cookie tray and on the counter or rack. Allow for the cookies to cool for a few more minutes.

Cake Box Cookies! Use the basic recipe listed and any box of cake mix to make any kind of cookie. Then add in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, coconut, chopped peppermint, raisins or Heath Bits…the cookie combinations are endless!On Valentine’s Day I used strawberry cake mix and white chocolate chips. Here are some other ideas:

Devils food mix with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips
Butter Pecan mix with Health bits
Red Velvet mix with powdered sugar icing drizzled over

Is your sweet tooth talking?? Do you have any ideas??

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  1. Tamara commented:
    February 21, 2013 Reply

    LOVE this.

    PS- what are your fav cupcake establishments in Tampa/St. Pete/this area? This pregnancy I crave sweets after dinner soooooooooooooooooo much and would love a good cupcake or two…or three. I’m the type to eat one or two in the car on the way home too-pregnant or not! 🙂

    • Amy Romano commented:
      February 22, 2013 Reply

      I LOVE The Cupcake Spot! they have a place in St. Pete and south tampa (s. macdill across from Plant High school). My favorite is their strawberry cake with strawberry icing- I believe it’s called berry squared… The chocolate elvis & the buckeye are my second favs! Is it a problem that I actually know the names??

  2. Christina commented:
    February 22, 2013 Reply

    I love these cookies!!! Just did a post about them recently myself 🙂 gotta love some semi-homemade baking when you have the little ones!!


  3. Sally commented:
    February 22, 2013 Reply

    You are so sweet! I’m so glad you enjoy my website. 🙂 These look wonderful! I love using cake mix because it’s so convenient!

  4. Kimberly Romano commented:
    February 25, 2013 Reply

    Oh yes….I found this idea/recipe on Pinterest a while ago….they are the best cookies ever! I did the strawberry cake cookies for v-day and made some homemade icing….they made fabulous cookie sandwiches!

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