Cookies from cake mixes! Also: BISCOTTI, BARS, now CUPS & POPS

Imzadi

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Two different kinds of coconut cookies:

Lemon-Lime Crackle Cookies

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) lemon cake mix
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
2 cups whipped topping
2 eggs
2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Confectioners' sugar


Directions

* In a blender or food processor, combine the coconut, lemon peel and lime peel. Cover and process until finely chopped, about 30 seconds; set aside.
* In a large bowl, combine whipped topping, eggs, dry whipped topping mix and lemon juice. Add dry cake mix and coconut mixture and mix well.
* Drop by tablespoonfuls into a bowl of confectioner's sugar. Shape into balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3 dozen.

TasteofHome.com Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Dream Whip topping.


(Lemon-Lime Crackle Cookies published in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p43
Reprinted courtesy of TasteofHome.com)




Orange Drop Cookies

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 cup flaked coconut


ICING:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons butter, melted


Directions

* In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, orange peel and extract. Fold in coconut. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
* Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.

TasteofHome.com Editor's Note: Orange cake mix may be substituted for the white cake mix. Omit the orange extract.


(Orange Drop Cookies published in Country Woman March/April 2001, p35
Reprinted courtesy of TasteofHome.com)
 

Imzadi

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Giant Spice Cookies





1 package (18 -1/4 ounces) spice cake mix
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup molasses
6 teaspoons Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract


Directions

* In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, ginger and baking soda. Stir in water, molasses and vanilla and mix well. Roll into 10 balls.
* Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass coated with cooking spray.
* Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until surface cracks and cookies are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 10 cookies.


The cookies will actually look like the picture, all crackly, so don't think you did anything wrong.

Make sure you have fresh baking soda so the cookies raise up fine and are moist, chewy, and gooey. Grease the cookie sheet really well. :)



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Apple Oatmeal Cookies





1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 egg
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
1/2 cup raisins

Directions

* In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. In a small bowl, combine the egg, applesauce, apple and raisins. Stir into oats mixture and mix well.
* Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.



Above two recipes courtesy of TasteofHome.com
 
  • bas71873

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    OK, that ice cream in a cookie cup, WOW. Those might be added to DD's bday party ice cream sundae party!
     

    tink_n_pooh

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    I can't believe I have never seen this thread before... now I'm hungry :lmao:
     
  • bas71873

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    Can someone share a good sugar cookie icing recipe. DD wants to bake & decorate with her friends over the holiday break and I have the royal icing recipe off the domino sugar website, but I would really prefer one that I could mix up in the morning and have separated and colored before the girls come over, but I like that their royal icing hardens.

    Any tips to share? I usually avoid making sugar cookies all together, but this year, we'll try it.
     

    Suz D

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    Can someone share a good sugar cookie icing recipe. DD wants to bake & decorate with her friends over the holiday break and I have the royal icing recipe off the domino sugar website, but I would really prefer one that I could mix up in the morning and have separated and colored before the girls come over, but I like that their royal icing hardens.

    Any tips to share? I usually avoid making sugar cookies all together, but this year, we'll try it.
    A Disboard member posted this website on another thread. Great cookie decorating tutorials and recipes.
    http://www.karenscookies.net/
     
  • bas71873

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    Question, I found a recipe that uses boxed white cake mix for sugar cookies, same recipe that's used on this thread, but I wonder if there is a tried & true way to make them so that they can be used to make cut outs? Has anyone tried to do that with cake mix cookies? I've yet to find a sugar cookie recipe that anyone likes and we have to make a batch of sugar cookies to decorate for Santa :santa:
     

    MazdaUK

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    I usually make a Christmas cookie recipe which is a bit like German leibkucken (sp?) - sort of gingery and spicy, but much softer than gingerbread. Its a really easy recipe and the kids can play about with it without the dough going all hard;)

    I'll see if I can find it and post on a separate thread.
     

    Imzadi

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    Question, I found a recipe that uses boxed white cake mix for sugar cookies, same recipe that's used on this thread, but I wonder if there is a tried & true way to make them so that they can be used to make cut outs? Has anyone tried to do that with cake mix cookies? I've yet to find a sugar cookie recipe that anyone likes and we have to make a batch of sugar cookies to decorate for Santa :santa:
    You can use the yellow cake mix for cut out sugar cookies. Just refrigerate the dough for about an hour after you make it, so it is stiffer. Put plenty of flour on your board, and on the dough, so it won't be so sticky. Roll out with a rolling pin and cut with cookie cutters.

    Immediately after you take them out of the oven, drop the cookie sheets on the counter or on top of the stove a couple of times. This helps deflate & flatten them. If you want really hard, crispy sugar cookies, allow them to sit out overnite before decorating.
     

    bas71873

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    You can use the yellow cake mix for cut out sugar cookies. Just refrigerate the dough for about an hour after you make it, so it is stiffer. Put plenty of flour on your board, and on the dough, so it won't be so sticky. Roll out with a rolling pin and cut with cookie cutters.

    Immediately after you take them out of the oven, drop the cookie sheets on the counter or on top of the stove a couple of times. This helps deflate & flatten them. If you want really hard, crispy sugar cookies, allow them to sit out overnite before decorating.

    THANKS!!!! Think it will work with a white cake mix too? I don't see why not???
     

    tink20

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    Ok, I must be tired or blind, I was looking at post 197 (cookie cups recipes) and it says look at the first thread (to make the cookie cup) I don't see the basic cookie cup recipe....help. These look cute. I want to try to make some this year. tia:flower3:
     

    Imzadi

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    Ok, I must be tired or blind, I was looking at post 197 (cookie cups recipes) and it says look at the first thread (to make the cookie cup) I don't see the basic cookie cup recipe....help. These look cute. I want to try to make some this year. tia:flower3:
    Oh, I think I get it now.:rolleyes1
    Hi Tink! I think you figured out that I meant to make up the basic cookie dough following the ingredients in the first post, then putting them in the muffin cups and flattening them along the edge, so they become cups instead of just flat cookies. :) :goodvibes

    I'll change the directions, as you won't be the only one rushed to get stuff made for the holidays, and start looking at the directions a bit cross-eyed.
    There are some days I look at a recipe and think, "What's an egg? :confused: :rolleyes1 :lmao:
     

    tink20

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    Hi Tink! I think you figured out that I meant to make up the basic cookie dough following the ingredients in the first post, then putting them in the muffin cups and flattening them along the edge, so they become cups instead of just flat cookies. :) :goodvibes

    I'll change the directions, as you won't be the only one rushed to get stuff made for the holidays, and start looking at the directions a bit cross-eyed.
    There are some days I look at a recipe and think, "What's an egg? :confused: :rolleyes1 :lmao:
    Yes, when I "got" it, it was like :idea:
    Can't wait to make these.
     


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