Cookies from Cake Mix!

Before any of you are quick to judge these cookies… just whip up a batch first and then you shall see why I love this recipe so much! First of all, I have made this recipe so many times, adding in different things to the batter and using different types of cake mixes and every time, my cookies have turned out amazing! Secondly, these cookies are completely vegan! But for those of you who eat eggs, you can also make them non-vegan! Ok, so here’s the recipe:

Cake Mix Cookies

1 box of your favorite cake mix

2 Eggs OR 1/2 cup Applesauce

1/2 cup Veggie oil

1 tsp vanilla extract 

1 cup of your choice chips/nuts/dried fruits/etc


1) Heat the oven to 325 degrees. 

2) Mix together cake mix, applesauce, veggie oil and vanilla. Be sure to mash out any clumps of cake mix!

Tip: Before adding any of the wet ingredients, mix together the cake mix and try to work out some of the clumps before hand, it helps to decrease the amount of clumps once wet ingredients are added!

3) Add in your choice of chips/nuts/etc.

4) Roll into 1” balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet

Tip: I always hate when people give measurements in inches or centimeters or something else that requires me to whip out my RULER. So I just used a spoon and made small-medium sized balls of dough. 
Also you can drop the cookies as is on the sheet or roll them into balls, I prefer to roll them into balls cause they look nicer and cook more evenly. But for the truly homemade feel, just drop the dough on!

5) Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Tip: If you use applesauce, do not worry if the cookies look a little soft. Let them cool and they will be soft and chewy cookies! If you prefer harder cookies then leave them in a little longer!

I made 3 boxes worth of these cookies last night, wearing my new apron! :D They turned out great! And I’m not just saying that, but four boys tried them and they all loved them! I think I’m going to have to make more… good thing they are so easy/fast!

Like I said before, you can make different varieties, here are some combos that I’ve tried:

Yellow cake + Chocolate chips
Yellow cake + Mint Chocolate chips
Yellow cake + Chocolate chips, Butterscotch chips, Walnuts
Yellow cake + Chocolate chips, Walnuts
Spice cake + Chocolate chips
Chocolate cake + White chocolate chips
Chocolate cake + Chocolate chips
Chocolate cake + Mint chocolate chips
Funfetti cake

Combinations I want to try:

Carrot cake + White chocolate chips
Strawberry cake + Bananas… aka instead of apple sauce use bananas!
Chocolate cake + White chocolate chips, Macadamia nuts/Walnuts
Chocolate cake + Peanut butter chips

Here are pictures from the batches I baked last night… it took me only an hour and a half to make 3 boxes of cookies!!! :D

Yellow Cake + Chocolate Chips, Walnuts
Yellow Butter Cake + Chocolate chips, Walnuts, Butterscotch chips

Chocolate Cake + White chocolate chips 

On a final note… I brought all of these cookies to a Bhangra Competition (Bhangra Blowout in DC) for my team to munch on throughout the weekend. Let’s just say they were all devoured by the end of the competition! :D