Easy Butter Cookies | Mostly Homemade Mom

Easy Butter Cookies

January 30, 2012

These cookies are absolutely wonderful. As you know, I LOVE short cuts in the kitchen. The secret ingredient? Boxed cake mix! Since my couponing adventure started two years ago, there seems to be a deal 2-3 times per year where I've been able to score cake mix really cheap, if not free. This is the perfect way to use up those cake mixes you have laying around! Paul honestly had no idea there was cake mix in them until I told him. You have to try!

Easy Butter Cookies
1 box yellow cake mix
8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar

Cream together butter, egg, cream cheese, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Stir in cake mix until well combined.

Pour confectioner's sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and coat in confectioners sugar.

Place on GREASED cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. (Watch these carefully, they burn easily).


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11 comments on "Easy Butter Cookies"
  1. I'm going to need to try these Kelly. They look yummy!!
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  2. oh yum...using a cake mix sounds interesting...and easy!
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  3. Oh I just love that they're made with a cake mix...that simplifies things so well! Love that "puff" that cookies like these get...I bet they taste incredible. Thanks bunches for linking up to Mop it Up Mondays!

  4. YUM! I've made a similar recipe without the cream cheese. Can't wait to try them with my favorite ingredient added! Thanks!

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  6. Love it! I love using cake mix. So much easier. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  7. Oooh I love it! What a great idea. And cream cheese? Yep - I'd eat them all. The end.

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  8. Can you substitute white cake mix for the yellow?

    1. Emily, I'm sure white would work just fine. Though it might not have as "buttery" a flavor.

  9. I'm so going to try these. Thanks for sharing.