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Quick Cookies


The other day I wanted to bake some cookies but was running short on time. I remembered this recipe and we had three dozen cookies in less than an hour. This recipe is highly adaptable. Use any flavor cake mix you prefer and choose add ins which complement that flavor. A friend once gave us some she had made with a Butter Pecan cake mix and toasted pecans. They were delicious. Here is the version I made recently:

Cake Mix Cookies

1 package German Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup rolled oats (I used Instant Oats)
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Blend well. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bakes at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool briefly and then remove from cookie sheets. Makes about three dozen cookies.

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Big Cookies

I was trying to think of an idea for a blog post and realized that I had never posted the recipe for these Big Cookies.

picture of Big Cookie

I got this recipe many, many years ago from my friend Sue. Over the years my daughters and I have made hundreds of these big cookies. One year DD, Nora, made these cookies in heart shaped pans for every room on her hall in the dormitory!

You can put all the dough in a 9" x 13" pan and cut them into bars or you can bake the dough in two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. The round "big cookies" can then be turned out onto a paper plate or cake board and these make really nice treats, especially for hungry college students. They are also a nice dessert to include when you are taking supper to someone.

Here are the ingredients:

picture of Big Cookie Ingredients

Here's the recipe:

Big Cookies

1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1tsp. vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Mix cake mix, oil, water, egg, and vanilla until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread in two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans that have been greased and floured and lined with parchment or waxed paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins. Cool in pans for 10 mins. and then turn out onto a cooling rack covered with a towel. Immediately turn right side up onto a plate or cake board. Cut into wedges to serve.

If you are baking in a 9" x 13" pan you don't need to line the pan with waxed paper. Bake the same way and cut into bars. You can decorate these with the person's name and a border of icing for a birthday or other event. You can also use a chocolate cake mix for a brownie like version. You can also drop the dough onto cookie sheets and bake as you would bake regular chocolate chip cookies.

Here I'm tracing the pan onto waxed paper:

picture of Tracing Wax Paper

Here is the pan greased, floured, and lined:

picture of Greased Lined Pan

Here's the cookie dough ready to go into the oven:

picture of Big Cookie Dough

This picture shows how to flip the cookie out onto a towel lined cooling rack:

picture of Cookie Towel

Here's the important step of peeling off the waxed paper before flipping the cookie right side up onto a plate:

picture of Peeling Wax Paper

One of DD Megan's friends made a batch with a lemon cake mix one time -- I don't recommend the lemon. 🙂


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Cake mix rolls

This weekend we had our annual missions breakfast at church. We have a church wide breakfast and then a missionary speaker. Some of the men in the church prepare the breakfast and the ladies are asked to bring sweet rolls or muffins. I was asked to bring two dozen and decided to make these cake mix rolls. They are easy to mix up and remind me of an Entenmann's coffee cake in texture. Here's the recipe:

Cake Mix Rolls

1 box yellow cake mix
5 cups bread flour
2 pkgs. or two Tablespoons yeast
2 1/2 cups water (120-130 degrees)

Cinnamon Filling
1/4 cup soft margarine or butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsps. cinnamon

Cream Cheese Filling
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 Tbsps. sugar

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsps. milk

In a large bowl combine the dry cake mix, the bread flour, and the yeast. Whisk together with a wire whisk. Add the warm water and stir well. No kneading is necessary. Cover and let rest for 10 mins.

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In the meantime mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon filling.

Next thoroughly combine the ingredients for the cream cheese filling.

After the dough has rested for 10 mins. cut the dough in half, letting one half rest in the covered bowl while you work the other half. On a floured surface roll the dough into a large rectangle. Spread with the soft margarine or butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

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Roll up as you would a jelly roll. Cut the roll into approximately 18 pieces and arrange in greased baking pans.

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You can use 9" x 13" pans for a dozen rolls or round cake pans or pie pans for six rolls. Let the rolls double in size--the rolls will probably touch each other when fully risen. This will take about 15-30 mins. depending on how warm your kitchen is.

Make an indentation in each roll with a tablespoon and fill with a spoonful of the cream cheese filling.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 mins. or until lightly browned. Cool slightly and then swirl on the glaze.

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Try to eat just one!
Makes about three dozen.


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