I adore using cake mixes to bake things other than cake!
I typically have a couple of boxes of cake mix in my pantry – I pick them up when they are on sale and they always get used, whether I need to whip up a cake in a flash or when I get the urge to try a doctored mix recipe to create something new!
Cake mix cookies aren’t anything super unique and chances are that you’ve seen this recipe (or its many variations) being shared everywhere. This was my first time trying them and I am hooked! They are sooo super soft and pillowy with a buttery sweet flavor. The cream cheese is very subtle, but there. My hubby and our toddler loved them!
|Soft Butter Cake Mix Cookies|| || |
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 box butter flavor cake mix
- Powdered sugar for rolling and dusting
- Using a stand or hand mixer, combine butter with cream cheese until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well-combined.
- With mixer on slow speed, slowly add the cake mix in 2-3 additions, scraping the bowl after each addition. Mix until just combined.
- Chill the dough for 2 hours to firm up the butter and cream cheese.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Form dough into walnut-sized balls (approx 2 TBS or the size of a large cookie scoop) and lightly roll in powdered sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes and then remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on pan before transferring to a cooling rack. Dust with additional powdered sugar if desired. Store in airtight container away from humidity.
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