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3-ingredient Cake Mix Cookies


I wouldn't call myself a big dessert person, but it seems like the recipes I want to try are sweets or desserts. Baking is pretty cool because you can use essentially the same ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs and oil and make lots of different things.




Anyways, I saw this video on YouTube from Tasty and had to try it! They make cake mix cookies in 9 different ways.


The cookies all have the same base ingredients: cake mix, oil and eggs. Then, there are different mix-ins depending on the cookie.


In the video, the cookies are shown in the following order.


- Chocolate Chip

- Strawberry 'n' Cream

- Snickerdoodle

- S'mores

- Birthday Cake

- Lemon Crinkle

- Peanut Butter Cup

- Red Velvet White Chocolate

- Cookies 'n' Cream


In the video, they use a whole cake mix box to make 12 cookies.


This recipe is cheap! Cake mix is usually $1.49 or a few dollars -- for 12 cookies (~$0.12 per cookie).


For 12 cookies, the base recipe is:

- 1 cake mix box

- Vegetable oil (1/2 cup)

- 2 eggs

Cook in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.


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Thursday, October 24, 2019: Attempt #1


I decided to make the Lemon Crinkle cookie. I didn't want to make 12 cookies, so I did some calculations to decrease the recipe, which may be helpful for you too. :)


One box is about 3 1/2 cups of cake mix.


To make 1 cookie, it requires ~0.292 cups of cake mix, 2 teaspoons of oil, and 1/6 egg. One-sixth of an egg is hard to measure. :)


The box also says that 1/10 of a box has ~160 calories, so 1 cookie (1/12 box) has about 133 calories plus a little bit more for oil and eggs.


I tried 1 cup of cake mix with a little bit more than 1/2 egg and a tiny bit more than 2 tablespoons of oil based on my calculations. This resulted in 5 cookies.




I baked them for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.


RESULT: Pretty much a success! :)


We are good at this! How good does this look?


They were good! They are a cake-y type cookie (not a surprise because they are from cake mix). The remind me of the cookies at the grocery store, Schnuck's, from growing up. This batch was maybe a tiny bit dry. I will try to add a little bit more oil on the next batch. I bought the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies too. :)














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