Cake Mix Cookies

“Homemade” cookies on the run! If you need cookies in a hurry and you have a cake mix (any flavor), eggs, oil, and vanilla on hand then you can make a batch of cookies in less than 30 minutes if you use the same cookie sheet twice. If you use two cookie sheets then you can make a batch in less than 20 minutes.

Mix the following ingredients:
  • 1 box of dry cake mix – any flavor *
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes.  Now how easy is that!

* My favorite is chocolate fudge with added dark chocolate chips which remind me of the cookies in the mall.  Also, butter pecan is really good with added pecans.  Cherry is good, too.  In fact, I haven’t tasted a flavor I didn’t like.  🙂


Now, if you have some extra time and would like to make homemade Hershey’s Cocoa Fudge Frosting to frost the chocolate cookies, then I highly recommend it. Reminds me of what my mother used to make when I was growing up. So good!


Hershey’s Cocoa Fudge Frosting:

* 1/4 cup butter
* 1/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
* 1  3/4 cup confectioner’s ….sugar (or 1 cup sugar *)
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Melt butter over low heat.  Add cocoa and salt ( * if you use regular sugar then add that now).  Heat, stirring constantly until mixture begins to boil.  Let the mixture boil gently for one minute.  Remove from heat.  Add confectioner’s sugar alternately with milk and blend in vanilla.  Let cool a little bit and then frost cookies while frosting is warm.