Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies are tender, buttery, and slightly sweet.
Rainbow sprinkles add pops of pretty color.
Quick and easy to make with a box of yellow cake mix and a few additional ingredients.
Recipe makes 20 to 24 cookies depending on size.
EDITOR’S NOTE (December 21, 2021): Updated the information to make it more concise. Added several new photos.
The recipe is updated. Dough does not have to be refrigerated before baking.
Today, I baked the cookies without refrigerating the dough. Cookies turned out great.
DISCLOSURE (SPONSORED): In October 2018, I contacted General Mills to request complimentary boxes of cake mix.
Within days, I received several boxes. Made my day!
I have not been paid to endorse the cake mix nor any pictured product shown on this page.
Delighted to share the other ingredients I purchased and used with delicious results.
All comments are my own.
INGREDIENTS: Yellow cake mix, pure vanilla extract, one egg, unsalted butter, and a package of cream cheese.
DECORATE WITH SPRINKLES
Sprinkle each cookie with sprinkles to add pretty spots of color.
In my adjusted version, the cookie dough is rolled in sprinkles instead of powdered sugar.
Use a large spoon or hand mixer to cream together cream cheese (softened), one stick of unsalted butter (softened), one egg, and one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
Use a large spoon or hand mixer to stir in yellow cake mix.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls or larger if preferred.
Arrange cookie balls on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
Flatten lightly with fingertips. Cover top with sprinkles. This step is optional.
BAKE IN PREHEATED OVEN
Bake 12 to 15 minutes OR until soft and puffy. The cookies will look like they’re not done. Baking too long will cause dryness.
Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies will become “slightly” firm while cooling.
Immediately after removing cookies from oven, place on rack or large platter to cool.
MY AUNT LOVES THESE COOKIES
Immediately after baking the first batch of cookies, my precious aunt tasted one of the cookies. She liked the soft texture and mild sweetness.
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