Cake Mix Cookies *Holiday Edition*

Do you all remember the Cake Mix Cookies?  I shared them with you in the beginning days of the blog almost a year ago.  Can you believe the blog has been going almost a year?

Anywho, I love these cookies they are so fast and easy. You can switch them up and make them different every time you make them.    Most likely you have all the ingredients on hand. This is how I like to make them festive for the holidays.

The ingredients:

  • One boxed cake mix (today we are using a white cake mix)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil

Mix all ingredients together.  This will make your cookie dough.  Some of the cake mixes make a “sticky” wet dough.  Letting the dough rest on the counter or in the fridge for a few minuets will help it not be so sticky.  I have found that the white cake mix is the least sticky.  I don’t know why, it just is.

You will also need a cookie pan with a Sil-Pat or parchment paper and colored sugar.

Next you are going to roll your dough into balls about the size of a walnut.  You can enlist some small hands to help you.

Next you dip the top of your dough ball into the colored sugar.

They take their cookie making very seriously.

Place cookie balls dipped in colored sugar on the pan/silpat.

Cook in a 350 degree oven for 9-13 minuets.  Take them out of the oven.  Leave them on the pan and while they are still hot press a Kiss into the middle of each cookie.  Of course parents should do this as the pan and cookies are very hot.

These were made with the candy cane kisses.

And these were made with regular milk chocolate kisses.  These tend to hold their shape a little better.

Let them cool on the pan.  When the chocolate is cool it will hold its shape.

Now it is time to eat!


or two at a time.

Yummy, easy, and perfect for a goodie plate. Or that last minute Christmas Party your kiddos/husband forgot to tell you about.

You can always leave the chocolate off (I don’t know why) and they are still yummy.  To see what we did with chocolate cake mix you can go here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We just did a cookie exchange for YW this week and McKinlay made a chocolate cookie with the candy cane kiss in the middle. Yummy. Thanks for another version. Jeni

  2. These look SO delicious – and easy to do! Your little helper looks like he enjoyed it too! I have looked everywhere for those striped Kisses. I can’t find them anywhere!! GuesS I’ll keep looking so that my cookies can turn out as yummy looking as yours!

  3. I am so out of touch – I had no idea they have candy cane kisses. They’re adorable. I am so glad you posted this,…I’ve been struggling with just one more cookie type for our platter and now this is going to be it. Pinning right now!!!

  4. Hi Kadie, I followed you over from Happy Hour and I would love it if you would share your Christmas cookies up at a link party that I have going on.
    They are so cute!

  5. These are so yummy! Little one would love these! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  6. These look so yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  7. Heather at Dragonfly Designs says:

    Pinned! These look fabulous ~ thanks for sharing!!

  8. Yumm! I am so making these….especially since they sound so easy to make!

  9. I think I will try these. so easy and look so good. Mom

  10. These look so pretty and delicious! I will have to make them with my girls. I am a new FB fan visiting from Tatertots and Jello. I have pinned and stumbled this post. Vicky from Mess For Less

  11. These are lovely – such a fun and bright idea I love them! You have done an amazing job on these – they just look fabulous!
    Visiting from Tip Junkie

  12. Etcetorize says:

    These are so cute! I’ve never seen striped kisses before, will have to keep an eye out now. Thanks for linking up~

  13. Kelley @ says:

    Love these! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookie to make. Im actually gunna make them tomorrow. 🙂

    Im also have a cookie exchange link party on Saturday.. I would LOVE for you to share these! 🙂

  14. Oooh, those are so pretty and festive, Kadie! And Little Crafter might actually eat the ones with the peppermint kisses {he hates chocolate, of all things!} Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!!

  15. I absolutely love this recipe!!! And the vivid colors are fabulous. You did a great job.

  16. These look great – will definitely be making these with the kids!
    Thanks for sharing
    Visiting from Someday Crafts

  17. First off I love that you live in a double wide. So do I!! Awesome!! I love this recipe and I’d love for you to link up to my Feature Friday Linky Party

  18. Yummy! I want to snatch those from you and eat them all! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  19. Featuring YOU tomorrow on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing at my {wow me} wednesday party last week. Have a very Merry Christmas!

    Ginger @

  20. How many cookies does this recipe make?

  21. Can I use Pillsbury cake mix with pudding in it?

    • Hi Judy,
      I have never made these cookies with a cake mix that has pudding in it. I’m not sure if it would work or not. Sorry I don’t have a more definite answer for you.


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