Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Easy Holiday Cookies

Cure emergency cookie cravings with these start-with-a-mix cookies.

20 min. prep time
18 cookies
343 Ratings


1 (9-ounce) package yellow cake mix*
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup red and green candy-coated milk chocolate pieces**


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine cake mix, butter and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in chocolate pieces.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until set.

*Substitute half of a large (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix.

**Substitute crème de menthe baking chips, nuts or chopped dried fruit.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 220

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 135mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #13572©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I make these every year. They are simple and always a hit!
What a great recipe for emergency drop cookies. I will pass on to a friend who has just been drafted to be a Room Mother,.
Can you tell me where I might find "cre'me de menthe" flavored baking chips?
Wow! This was easier than I thought it would be, and tasted great. I made a double batch tonight and they are 1/2 gone already with two teenage boys in the house! I was making them as one of several types of cookies I will send to school for the teachers. I guess I will make some more before Monday!

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