Cake Mix Cookies

If you prefer moist, cake-like cookies, we offer recipes that use cake mix to give you a great dessert cookie that your friends and family are sure to remember.

Jumbo Devil's Food Cookies

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Rice cereal gives these soft chocolate cookies just the right amount of crunch.

Triple Peanut Blondies

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To make these easy bar cookies, stir peanut butter and peanuts into a cake mix batter and top the bars with chopped peanut butter cups.

white-chocolate-chip spice cookies

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A spice cake mix takes the work out of mixing the dough for these yummy cookies.

Whoopie Pies

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These favorite snacks are easy to make when you use a box of chocolate cake mix for this cake-like cookie recipe. The creamy snow white filling is a blend of prepared frosting and whipped topping.

Orange Glazed Cookies

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Using boxed cake mix gives you a jump-start in making these orange-frosted cookies.

Easy Lemon Sugar Snaps

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Need to make cookies fast? Try this recipe, which uses a lemon cake mix to save time.

How to Bake a Cake from Scratch

A box cake might be easy, but nothing tastes better and makes you feel more proud than discovering how to bake a cake from scratch.

How to Bake Sugar Cookies

Everyone associates sugar cookies with the holidays, but once you learn how to bake sugar cookies, you'll want to make them every time you’re craving a treat.

How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even if you're a reluctant (or flat-out nervous) baker, you can handle learning how to bake chocolate chips cookies. First, some cookie trivia to loosen you up: The chocolate chip cookie was invented in the 1930s by Ruth Graves Wakefield, who ran the Toll House Inn in Whitman, MA. She stirred some chopped chocolate into her usual "Butter Drop Do" cookies, thinking it would melt and spread, but alas, the softened chocolate bits stayed intact, and a star was born.

How to Make Sugar Cookies from Scratch

When you know how to make sugar cookies from scratch, you're baking up a piece of food history. Though some of the first cookie-like cakes originated in Persia as early as the 7th century A.D., true sugar cookies (or biscuits, depending on where you live) are thought to be an American original. Specifically, from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where a large majority of the settlers were German Protestants. That's why, in the early days, the sweet treats were sometimes called "Nazareth Sugar Cookies."

How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

Even if you use a mix to make your cakes and cupcakes, we guarantee no one will ever comment on your baking skills as long as you learn how to make cream cheese frosting from scratch. This indulgent frosting adds tangy-sweet richness to almost any dessert, and, honestly, making it yourself is almost as easy as opening a can of pre-made icing, only it's so much more delicious.

How to Make Cupcakes

Cupcakes have gone from bake-sale fodder to trendy treat. Sure, anyone can make these delightful little indulgences from a box, but do you know how to make cupcakes from scratch? Once you learn, you'll never want to use a cake mix again.

How to Make Cranberry Sauce

It's almost impossible to think of a Thanksgiving feast without cranberry sauce. The turkey, potatoes, gravy and all the other side dishes are important, but cranberry sauce is the finishing touch. Sure, the kind from a can will do in a pinch, but homemade is far better, and you don't have to be an expert chef to learn how to make cranberry sauce from scratch.

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