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Every December I make a ton of cookies. I start early and make them all month long so that by Christmas I have quite the collection of cookies. Usually I end up with 7 or 8 different kinds that I share with my friends at work and my family.
This year I haven’t been making nearly as many cookies. I need to find some that are easier to make because the ones I normally make take way too long these days. I still plan on making my traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin because those don’t take very long but I wanted to make some different types as well.
I found a recipe for Cake Mix Christmas Cookies. I’m not a huge fan of using mixes but in this case I decided to give it a go. I bought a white cake mix and it only took a few extra ingredients to make these cookies. I really liked that they are decorated on top with red and green sprinkles.
I wasn’t sure about adding the chocolate chips but they are a must. I think they would have tasted too much like cake without them. With the chocolate chips it made them much more cookie like. I think you could use cinnamon chips as well if you wanted them more spiced.
The great thing about these is that while I made them for Christmas you can simply change the color of the sprinkles for different holidays. Plus you can use different types of chips to make them taste different. I bet using a chocolate cake mix would result in tasty chocolate flavored cookies too. So many options!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. vegetable oil
- 1 c. chocolate chips
- 1/4 c. red and green sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and chocolate chips and mix well.
- Scoop the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
- Press sprinkles on top of the cookies and bake for 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
Recipe slightly adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction