Have you ever turned a cake mix into cookies? Did you know it was possible to make homemade cookies from cake mix? As a mostly from scratch baker, recipes for cake mix cookies had escaped my attention. But recently, I began experimenting with them in the name of kitchen science.
And now I am discovering creative cake mix cookie recipes everywhere I look. You can make cookies from any mix flavor you choose. The options are endless. There are hundreds of recipes for bar cookies, drop cookies, rolled cookies, and shaped cookies from which to choose.
When I mentioned to my mother and grandmother that I was having fun trying out cookies with a mix, my grandmother said that one of her neighbors makes all her cookies that way and it was hard to tell them from scratch.
Why Use Cookie Recipes that start with boxed mix? Are cookies made from mixes for everyone? Probably not.If you are an experienced baker who believes in baking only from scratch, they won't be for you.
But, if you love baking shortcuts and the convenience of boxed mixes, they are worth a closer look.
Cake Mix Cookies are perfect for:
Helping inexperienced bakers build their confidence.
Busy home bakers who like easy cookie recipes with short ingredient lists and minimal equipment.
Baking with kids since there is less mixing and measuring to do.
When the pantry is bare and/or money is short. You can usually pick up cake mix on sale for $ 1 or less.
When you want homemade cookies in a hurry.
Tips for Cookie Baking Success
Read the recipe all the way before beginning to bake and follow the directions closely.
Don't over mix the cookie dough.
Only drop cookies on cool cookie sheets; never warm.
Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
Don't over bake your cookies. They should be set around the edges, but still a bit soft on top.
Cool your cookies completely, before storing them so they don't get soggy.
Some of the delicious cake mix cookies I've discovered so far include recipes for:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
German Chocolate Cookies
Martha McKinnon is an avid home cook and cooking instructor who loves sharing everything she has learned through her years in the kitchen with all who are interested.