How to Make Christmas Cookies From White Cake Mix

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Overview

Making your Christmas cookies from a cake mix is a quick way to add variety to your holiday desserts. This method can also save you a little money due to the need for few ingredients. By adding some special touches and fun shapes you can turn cake mix cookies into a holiday favorite.

White Cookies with Festive Colors

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then lightly grease your cookie sheet.

Step 2

Mix the white cake mix, ½-cup of oil and 1 egg together in a large mixing bowl until combined and moist.

Step 3

Stir in cranberries and pistachios, mixing well.

Step 4

Spoon out cookies onto the baking sheet allowing for 12 cookies on a standard sheet. Shape the cookies into round balls and press down slightly.

Step 5

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until slightly browned. Remove from baking pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Step 6

Display on an elegant cookie tray that accents the green and red colors of the nuts and berries in the cookies.

Nutty Chocolate Cookies with Festive Shapes

Step 1

Mix the chocolate cake mix with ½-cup oil and 1 egg in the mixing bowl until well blended.

Step 2

Add the chopped pecans and stir until combined.

Step 3

On a floured surface flatten the dough with your hands. It is best to use your hands as the dough can be a bit dry and crumbly and not ideal for using a rolling pen.

Step 4

Use the Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut shapes out of the dough.

Step 5

Place cookies on the greased cookie sheet with about one to two inches between each cookie.

Step 6

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, take out of the oven and move cookies to a baking rack to cool.

Step 7

Consider decorating the cookies with icing or displaying them on a festive cookie platter.

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid over-baking the cookies. They should just barely be browned before removing them from the oven.

Things You'll Need

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large mixing spoon
  • White cake mix
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • 1-2 cookie sheets

Who Can Help

  • Allrecipes.com: Cake Mix Cookies
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About this Author

Lori Rice is a freelance health and travel writer. As an avid traveler and former expat, she enjoys sharing her experiences and tips with other enthusiastic explorers. Rice received a master's degree in nutritional sciences and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, fitness and health.

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