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Cake Mix Cookies V Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cake Mix Cookies V

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"These cookies are easy to make, and so delicious. Oatmeal and walnuts add to the chewy texture."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix butter and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in cake mix, quick oats, and walnuts. Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheet, and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass that has been buttered and dipped in sugar.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 08, 2006

I LOVE this recipe! I don't think I'll ever make cookies from scratch again; plus there are so many variations that can be done with this. A few that I have tried are: Coconut cake mix, with 1/2 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips; Lemon cake mix with 1 cup white chocolate chips; Strawberry cake mix with 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 3/4 cup white chocolate chips; Carrot cake mix with 2/3 cup oats and 1/2 cup raisins. YUMMY! I have so many more flavors to experiment with! I did find that I had to bake them a bit longer than the recipe called for, about 11-12 minutes. Try this one, you won't regret it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2011

Doesn't taste anything like real cookies, but a good short-cut. Something about yellow cake mix just doesn't taste right to me, I guess, even though the oats and walnuts were a good choice. The good thing is this recipe is easy to change up, using the same measurements but various ingredients. Tonight's sweet-tooth attack was handled by a spare box of vanilla cake mix, 1/2 cup sweetened coconut, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1 tsp almond extract, 1/4 cup oil, and a splash of milk. The kidlet loved them and named them Puffy Clouds. I still prefer the real thing.

Mar 06, 2006

Didn't have a yellow mix so instead used a devil's food. Also used margarine. I didn't press down, left them in balls, as I like a cakier, softer cookie. These were delish! They tasted like little brownies. The only other mod. I used nuts and choc. chips, and M&M's to equal 1/2 cup total. These were not sticky at all and were a snap to make, economical, and very uniform because the dough was beautiful to work with and easily made so with the help of a cookie scoop. I only had an ALDI'S brand mix which is super cheepo and they still were wonderful. Didn't taste like a mix at all. Versatile recipe and so quick and easy, not to mention good-tasting.

Apr 04, 2007

My mother made these for my kids when she came to visit. She used a lemon cake mix and added a package of lemonade kool-aid and a Tbls. of lemon juice. These were sooooo good. I can't wait to try other variations......... I just tried another concoction of a spice cake mix with craisins, raisins, and walnuts. So yummy!

Nov 11, 2006

I have been using this recipe for a few years now and just noticed that I have never reviewed it! This is my favorite recipe when I need to make some cookies in a pinch. I always have a cake mix, eggs, butter and oatmeal on hand, then I can add in whatever else is handy. We have done all sorts of combos using things like chocolate chips, toffee bits, coconut, raisins, nuts, white chocolate chips, etc. They are universally loved by everyone who has eaten one. I wouldn't say these are a top tier gourmet cookie, but they are so darn tasty considering how incredibly quick and easy they are to make.

Dec 20, 2004

GREAT cookie. Very tasty and very easy to make. I thouroughly enjoyed the very large amount that I ate

Mar 23, 2003

This batter goes together easily and quickly. They would be great roll & bake, but I used my cookie scoop and flattened them a little because they don't spread much. I substituted with a chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chips instead of nuts then sprinkled powder sugar after baking. They were crispy and chewy in all the right places!

Jul 15, 2007

These are the best cookies I have ever made! I made these with some vanilla extract, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. I flattened them a bit before putting them in the oven and baked them for only 8 minutes (they were just barely golden on top when I took them out). I will never make cookies from scratch again!


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  • Calories
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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