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How-To: Cake Cookies

December 17, 2012


Christmas is the one time of the year where it is perfectly fine to eat your weight in foods that you really shouldn’t be touching in the first place.  Adding to the cupcakes and cake I mad for her birthday, my mother has made about eight or nine different types of candy and I have made two myself.  I’m going to share with you today the most simple cookies that will end up looking like you tried really hard: cake cookies.

I’ll be honest up front: these are essentially Funfetti cookies that everyone knows and loves.  But instead of using Funfetti cake mix, I experimented with different cake flavors.  And guess what?  The results are perfect!


  • package of desired cake mix
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 of a container of frosting

Things You’ll Need:

  1. mixing bowl
  2. cookie sheet
  3. decorating bag
  4. flour
  5. a glass/cup

As I said before, this is essentially a Funfetti cookie but can be used for any cake mix.  My favorites to use are red velvet and spice with cream cheese icing.  If you are using a decorating bag for the icing, you will only need half of the frosting but if you decide to spread it on the cookie instead, a whole container may be needed.

Let’s get started!

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In your mixing bowl, add the cake mix, oil, and eggs.  Stir with a spoon until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Shape the dough into small (roughly 1-inch) balls and then place them on your cookie sheet.
  4. Take a glass or cup and coat the bottom with a little flour.  Then flatten the dough to roughly a 1/4-inch thickness.CakeCookiesSteps2
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.
  7. After the cookies have completely cooled, put your frosting into your decorating bag (if you choose to do so) and decorate the cookies!  If not using a decorating bag, simply spread the frosting over the cookies.
  8. Allow the frosting to stiffen up before storing (I usually allow it about 45 minutes to an hour before putting them away).

Once the frosting is on, all that is left to do is enjoy!

These cookies are super easy and have left many people impressed.  I believe the thing that makes them seem so great is the frosting being applied with the decorating bag, it truly creates a Christmassy, Babes in Toyland type of feeling with the cookies.  But the best part is seriously how simple they are to make!


Preparing these will definitely lighten your Christmas candy load this year and make people think you spent some serious time crafting custom cookies.  Just remember, all you need is some cake mix!  Experiment with the flavors and see what variations you can come up with!


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