This is a recipe I love to make with my kids because they can do most of the work and it’s a fun way to spend time together.
Who can pass up a good Christmas cookie? Especially one that screams red and green! You won’t want to pass this Cake Mix Christmas Cookie by, and not only because it looks and tastes great, but because with only five ingredients, it may be the easiest cookie to make.
You’ll wow your neighbors, your kids, or whoever you share these delicious Christmas cookies with while keeping things easy and simple for yourself.
What are cake mix cookies?
These Christmas Cookies are a cake mix cookie. That simply means that we use a cake mix to make our dough, rather than a “from scratch” approach. It makes for a quick recipe that is just as delicious.
Keep a chocolate cake mix in your pantry, some mini M&Ms (Christmas colors or not!) in the freezer, and you’ll always have what you need to make this yummy treat.
Tips for making cake mix cookies
When making these Cake Mix Christmas Cookies, or any cake mix cookie, do not prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. The dry cake mix is added to this recipe to form a thick dough.
Roll them into small, even balls. That way they will all cook evenly and some won’t burn while others are still doughy.
WHAT ARE SOME EASY CHANGE UPS FOR THIS RECIPE?
Although we love the festive look of the red and green M&M candies in these Cake Mix Christmas Cookies, you can always mix in something extra or substitute the mix-ins to your tastes. Here are some ideas:
- Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares (chopped up)
- Chocolate chips
- Chocolate toffee bits
- Crushed candy cane
- Chopped pecans
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