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Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

Use this easy cake mix hack - make Cake Mix Sugar Cookies for an easy but delicious sugar cookie recipe. They're soft and chewy with a homemade frosting and no one will guess they're from a box!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix, cookie, sugar cookie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 127kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $5

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 2 boxes (approximately 15 ounces each) Yellow, White or Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Food coloring and sprinkles as desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Mix butter in an electric mixer until smooth. Add cake mix, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix until dough comes together.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon sized balls onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
  • To make frosting, cream butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix until incorporated (mixture will be crumby). Add vanilla and heavy cream and beat until smooth. Tint with food coloring as desired.
  • Frost tops of cookies and sprinkle with sprinkles!

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Notes

I got 30 cookies with my 2 tablespoon cookie scoop. I didn't use too much frosting on each cookie and had just enough. If you like lots of frosting, make double!
For a slightly thicker cookie (that won't spread as much), chill one hour before baking.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg