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!
Keyword cake mix, cookie, sugar cookie
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Dorothy Kern
For the Cookies
2boxes (approximately 15 ounces each)Yellow, White or Vanilla Cake Mix
1cupunsalted butter, softened
For the Frosting
1/2cupunsalted butter, softened
Food coloring and sprinkles as desired
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!
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.