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Christmas Cake Mix Cookies

I’m about to run out of room in my kitchen with all the cookie-baking I’ve been doing over the last few weeks.

I only have one cookie jar, and four or five Christmas containers. I’ve been taking most of the Christmas cookies to work (which I think my co-workers appreciate), but I still have an over abundance of cookies taking up every last nook and cranny of my home.

Of course, Rob thinks there aren’t enough cookies. I guess he’s probably right. You can never have enough cookies, you know?

I made this cream-cheese-and-cake-mix cookies last weekend along with those absolutely divine brownie cookies. I still can’t decide which I liked better! The cake mix cookies are gooey and sweet, but those brownie cookies—they gave me life for a week.

I did end up burning the bottoms of a batch of these because I left them in the oven too long. But you know what? The burned-bottom ones were still good. Maybe these are my favorite cookies, after all…

My coworkers seemed to enjoy them. They are definitely the easiest-to-make cookies I’ve done so far. Just mix everything together, drop, and serve. Voila! Simple Christmas cookies in a snap.

I thought it was weird that the recipe said to roll the cookies in powdered sugar *before* baking. Most of the powdered sugar ended up baking off in the end. You might was to roll them in powdered sugar after baking when the cookies have cooled down a bit. I think that will make these cookies even better than they already are!

Christmas Cake Mix Cookies

  • Servings: 2 dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Gooey, buttery Christmas cookies made with sprinkles, cream cheese and cake mix. Melt in your mouth deliciousness!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese in a large electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat until well combined. Beat in cake mix until blended. Stir in sprinkles. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out spoonfuls of dough and roll into balls. Roll into powdered sugar and lay out 2″ apart on baking sheet.
  3. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese in a large electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat until well combined. Beat in cake mix until blended.

Stir in sprinkles. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour or overnight.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out spoonfuls of dough and roll into balls. Roll into powdered sugar and lay out 2″ apart on baking sheet.

Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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