Cake Mix Christmas Cookies Recipe
These Cake Mix Christmas Cookies are a festive, quick treat that is perfect for a holiday party, as a gift for neighbors, or to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Large Mixing Bowl
- 1 (15.25 ounce) chocolate cake mix (you could also use Devil's Food)
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup M&M's candies (can also use chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together dry cake mix (don't prepare it as called for on the back of the box), vegetable oil, vanilla, and eggs. The dough will be very thick.
Fold in the M and M candies.
Roll the dough into 1" balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-11 minutes and remove from oven. Let cookies cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet, then move them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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
Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg