Make It Monday Recipe Week 2: SUPER Easy Cake Mix Cookies

My teen daughter said, “This is the bomb!” when she had a few of these today. Yay, a happy customer. All photos: TFF

My kids love home baked cookies thrown in their lunch boxes for dessert (yes, they still bring homemade lunches to high school! Lines are too long, etc. so they rather eat something than spend time in line.) I’m not a huge fan of buying packaged cookies. I feel better if I bake them either from scratch or the easy way…with a cake mix! It’s a bit healthier, at least! And it costs about $1.50 for three dozen cookies (mix + eggs + oil).

When I see a cake mix on sale, I grab them (.99 cents usually). Typically, my teens like the chocolate cookies, but today, I made something new…the Party Rainbow Chip cake mix cookies. You can use any mix–from chocolate to spice cake! The cookies turn out chewy and soft at the same time and lasts for a week of lunches for two kids (and a husband that dips into the stash, too.)

Here’s all you do!

What you need for Cake Mix Cookies:

  • one cake mix, any type, even plain vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil (not olive oil, it doesn’t taste good unless it’s veg/canola oil, but I have not tried it with any other type of oil)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend cake mix, eggs and oil (blend by hand or mixer, but mix it well).
  • Spray or line a baking sheet (with parchment paper).
  • Drop teaspoon or tablespoons of “dough” on the sheet 1″ apart from each other.
  • Bake between 10 to 12 minutes or when cookies are crisp-ish on edges (11 minutes works best for me)
  • Let cool, store in well-sealed container. One package makes about 3 dozen cookies of various sizes.

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Enjoy! And don’t miss Aimee’s Basic Guacamole Mix Recipe from last Monday and tune in for another recipe next Monday from Aimee’s Cafe 🙂