Anyone else baking a metric ton of cookies for the holidays? Maybe for a retro cookie exchange, ugly sweater party, or just for your own noshing needs? Christmas is coming fast so you may just need a quick cookie recipe for the festivities. This super easy recipe is your last-minute baking savior. We’re taking simple cake mix and altering the ingredients to make them into cookies!
The beauty of using cake ingredients is that they keep your cookies uber soft and chewy. Plus they’re infinitely adaptable into shapes, colors, and ingredients. I decided to make them into Christmas confetti cookies with some colorful cereal AND food coloring to make them more festive.
I also made these low in sugar by using sugar-free cake mix as the base. This is totally optional depending on your own needs.
I’ve gotten a lot of in-person questions about the tiny bottle brush trees I used in the photos, so I’m laying it out there in case anyone else wants to know. They’re part of the Christmas Brights collection at Target. I don’t know what Target’s been smoking these days, but I want to buy everything in their home decor, including all of their Christmas stuff. So adorable.
- 1 package (16 oz) cake mix of your choice (I used SF vanilla)
- 1/2 cup colored cereal, crushed (I used Fruity Pebbles)
- 1 1/4 cups thawed whipped topping (like TruWhip)
- 3 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 (2 Tbsp) egg, beaten
- A few drops of food coloring of your choice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Blend cake mix, butter, egg, and cereal in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until blended.
- Fold in whipped topping. The dough will be quite thick.
- Divide the dough and add food coloring to your liking (optional).
- Roll into teaspoon-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
- Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
- Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you make this recipe, share a photo and hashtag it #BIJOUXANDBITS. I’d love to see what you’re cooking!