M&M Cakies

My friend, Cathy, has a really cute blog that I visit all the time.  She shares tales of her daily life, posts pictures of her super cute kids, and shares craft ideas and recipes she finds on the internets.  Last month she blogged about "cakies" - cookies made from a cake mix.  Her family really liked them, so I put them on my list of things to try.  I was cleaning out my pantry and found a box of cake mix and some Valentine M&Ms, so I decided to whip up a batch M&M cakies for Valentine's. 

I used a recipe from allrecipes.com and it was really good.  I can't tell you how easy these cookies are to make!  I loved not having to cream butter and sugar and measure a ton of ingredients.  I just mixed up the cake mix, baking powder, oil and eggs, and violia!  Cookies!  If you need a quick Valentine treat, this is it!   You may also want to check out these cute decorated Valentine bags over at Twig & Thistle to package the cookies. Just download the template and print directly on to white treat bags or labels.

M&M Cakies
adapted from allrecipes.com
(Printable Recipe)

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups M&M or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended. Stir in M&Ms or chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. (I used a medium Pampered Chef cookie scoop)

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Very easy and almost no measuring, gotta like that.

  2. I have a recipe similar to this but I just call them boxed mix cookies, cause I'm creative like that...lol. They look so cute and you know I love anything that uses a boxed cake mix!

  3. Those look incredible! I am definitely gonna try them! Could you do the same with chocolate cake mix?

  4. Hey Jess - I think chocolate cake would be divine!

  5. I'm making a batch of chocolate cakies right now! YUM!

  6. How cute is the name Cakies?! I love this! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. The recipe does look easy! And I bet they taste soo good since there's cake mix involved.

  8. I've been making these for YEARS & I can tell you from experience that ANY cake mix will do. Red velvet with half dipped into cream cheese frosting like a black & white cookie is a particular fav!

  9. These sound great! How many cookies does the recipe yield?


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