Cake Mix Cookies

24 Dec

Cake Mix Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
In the words of my favorite caffeine pill addicted Saved by The Bell character, Jessie Spano: “NO TIME! NO TIME! There’s never any time!” Well Jessie, we may not be on the swim team, the cheerleading squad, student council, the yearbook committee, science club and in the school play while pulling down the highest grades at Bayside, but I think most of us can related to your caffeine crash rant this time of the year.

Not only is there no time (seriously, is the sun setting at 5PM?) but everything takes more time. The lines at Target are crazy right now, which is great when you decide to swing by after the gym to get some body wash and then as you’re standing in line you realize the sweat has made your mascara run (don’t judge, I go to the gym right after work) so it looks like you’ve been crying. Probably not so shocking to see someone crying at Target during the holidays I guess.

So here we are on Christmas Eve and you’ve run out of time and have no interest in battling the crowds at the grocery store for evaporated milk, caramels, peppermint extract, pecans or what have you, but you’re on the hook to bring cookies to family Christmas. This sounds like a job for cake mix; the secret weapon of a baker’s pantry.

Cake Mix Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
This recipe is by no means a secret though. I’ve seen it all over the web. All you need is a box of cake mix, some eggs and oil, plus  a can of cake frosting and you’re on the fast track to sugar cookie bliss. If you are the type that enjoys cake batter flavored goods, you will adore these.

Cake Mix Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Don’t be ashamed to admit to your guests that these are made with cake mix —they will be thrilled something so good is so easy to make. They’ll think you’re a Bayside valedictorian-worthy genius.

Now put down those caffeine pills!

Cake Mix Cookies

1 box (18.25 oz) white or funfetti cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 can frosting
Sprinkles (optional)

Mix together cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl. (You could also throw in some sprinkles for a true “cake batter cookie” effect)

Make little balls with the dough and set on cookie sheets. Yes, they will be greasy.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 – 10 minutes.

When cookies have completely cooled, frost and decorate.

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