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Last Minute Christmas Sugar Cookies with a Cake Mix

The holiday season is a busy time of the year so it’s easy to forget to pick up some cookies to leave out for Santa.

Don’t worry, with a few ingredients you can whip up the moistest sugar cookies you’ve ever eaten. 

Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

As the name implies these sugar cookies are made using a cake mix and take no time make. 

All you need is a cake mix, egg, water and oil and voila, you have sugar cookies. 

Quickie bake recipe for sugar cookies made with 3 ingredients and the secret is a cake mix!
These cookies only take 3 ingredients

what’s great about these cookies is that you don’t need to refrigerate, roll out and cut out. 

Just scoop out on to a baking dish and bake. 

Cake Mix Sugar Cookies
Moist and cakey sugar cookie made with a yellow cake mix.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 boxed cake mix
  2. 1egg
  3. 1/4 cup water
  4. 1/4 cup oil
Optional Toping
  1. 1/4 cup of sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients in blender.
  3. Scoop dough using 1-1/2 inch cookie scoop on to parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. For classic sugra cookie sprinkle with sugar before baking.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove cookie from sheet and let cookie cool.
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Classic Sugar Cookies

For a classic sugar cookie, you can simply sprinkle sugar on the cookies before baking and you are done. 

Quickie bake recipe for sugar cookies made with 3 ingredients and the secret is a cake mix!
Sprinkle with sugar for a classic sugar cookie

Serve with a side of warm cocoa and these cookies will put anyone in the holiday mood. 

Frosted Holiday Sugar Cookies

If you want to add an extra holiday feel to your sugar cookies then top them with a royal frosting and perhaps even some festive holiday sprinkles. 

Quickie bake recipe for sugar cookies made with 3 ingredients and the secret is a cake mix!
Add royal frosting and holiday sprinkles

Stay tuned next week as I will share my recipe for royal frosting and how to apply it to these cookies. 

Cookies for Santa

Whether you choose to go the simple sugar route or top with frosting these cookies are so good. 

Best of all they don’t take much time to make and even less time to be devoured. 

So, if you find yourself in need of cookies to leave out for Santa this year, these cookies might just be what you need. 

As always if you try your hand at making these cookies I’d love to hear in the comments below how yours turned out. 

Quickie bake recipe for sugar cookies made with 3 ingredients and the secret is a cake mix!

 

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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