Cake mix cookies with a twist

I failed my people today. I ran out of time yesterday to bake for work, so I came in empty-handed today. (Unlike last week, when my cookies came up missing). So now, before Mass, I shall make up for this treatless Saturday, with a cookie Sunday. I noticed I have a ton of cake mixes, so I decided on cake mix cookies.

Simple enough. I have a bunch of different extracts (besides vanilla), so I can tweak the cookies that way. I opted for almond today in two versions – white and devils food.

My mint, orange and lemon extracts can be saved for another day. And i just did a basic vanilla frosting, flavoured (note the spelling in honor of Canadian friends and family) with almond extract.

Cake mix cookies

  • 1 cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp extract (I used almond)


-preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla. Roll into 2 tbs dough and form a ball. Scatter on cookie sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes (lightly browned on bottom) cool completely.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract


Mix well with a hand or stand mixer. You may want to add more milk, by the tbs, to get the consistency you want. Frost cookies.

Obligatory pic of our Gracie, hoping for a smackerel of something

Store cookies in covered container.


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