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Easy Cake Mix Gingerbread Cookies

These easy cake mix gingerbread cookies are made with just 3 ingredients. No chilling required and great for making cut out shapes.

’Tis the season for making easy cake mix gingerbread cookies! 😛

These are seriously the easiest gingerbread cookies ever and made with just THREE ingredients: Spiced cake mix + Butter + Egg.

A couple of years ago, the cake mix makers decided to REDUCE the quantity of cake mix powder in each box from 18.25 ounces to 15.25 ounces.

That MESSED UP my Mom’s cake mix cookie recipe, which was creating a wet sticky mess now.

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After LOTS of trial and error, I have come up with the the perfect recipe for CUT OUT cake mix gingerbread men cookies… Woohoo!

This NO FAIL recipe requires NO chilling and is perfect for impatient people like me 😉

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Please note these cookies are NOT ideal for making gingerbread houses since they can’t handle the weight of all the candies.

But, fear not! I have got your back 😉

You can check out the gingerbread house tutorial for my firm and strong gingerbread cookie recipe in the blog archives.

easy cake mix gingerbread men cookies 3To make these easy cake mix gingerbread cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

1 package spiced cake mix box (15.25 oz)
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
Royal icing or melted chocolate (for decoration)
Mini m&m candies (for decoration)

Notes:
– Sift the boxed cake mix flour at least once to get rid of the little lumps or else your baked cookies will have little specks of cake mix flour… yuck!
– Don’t use an egg at room temperature. Use a cold, refrigerated egg. Don’t ask me why but it just works! Using an egg at room temperature will make the dough too soft.
– The butter should be at room temperature but not melted!
– If you live in an area, where the weather is hot, you may need to chill the dough for 40 minutes so that it becomes more manageable.
– You can apply this same recipe to any cake mix and make any flavor of cut out cookie dough.

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Add the egg and butter in a mixing bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.

Step 2:
Sift the boxed cake mix flour.

Step 3:
Add the cake mix flour into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.

Note:

The batter will become crumbly. Don’t add any type of liquid to thin it out! Just use your hands to gently knead the dough.

Step 4:
Roll the dough between two sheets of wax paper and use your cutters to cut out various shapes.

Step 5:
Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.

Step 6:
Allow the cookies to cool down and then decorate them with royal icing/ melted chocolate and candies.

And you are done!

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Easy Cake Mix Gingerbread Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
 
These easy cake mix gingerbread cookies are made with just 3 ingredients. No chilling required and great for making cut out shapes
Ingredients
  • 1 package spiced cake mix box (15.25 oz)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • Royal icing or melted chocolate (for decoration)
  • Mini m&m candies (for decoration)
Instructions
  1. Add the egg and butter in a mixing bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Sift the boxed cake mix flour.
  3. Add the cake mix flour into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  4. Roll the dough between two sheets of wax paper and use your cutters to cut out various shapes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool down and then decorate them with royal icing/ melted chocolate and candies.
  7. And you are done!
Notes
– Sift the boxed cake mix flour at least once to get rid of the little lumps or else your baked cookies will have little specks of cake mix flour… yuck!
– The batter will become crumbly. Don’t add any type of liquid to thin it out! Just use your hands to gently knead the dough.
– Don’t use an egg at room temperature. Use a cold, refrigerated egg. Don’t ask me why but it just works! Using an egg at room temperature will make the dough too soft.
– The butter should be at room temperature but not melted!
– If you live in an area, where the weather is hot, you may need to chill the dough for 40 minutes so that it becomes more manageable.
– You can apply this same recipe to any cake mix and make any flavor of cut out cookie dough.

Well, that’s all for today.

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Until next time, tata my lovelies!

4 Comments

  1. Arwa

    December 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Definitely will be trying this! Neve thought to use a spiced cake mix box!

    Thanks for the recipe 🙂
    x Arwa | cremerose.blogspot.com

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      December 10, 2015 at 11:59 am

      They are the easiest cookies ever!Hope you enjoy them this holiday season 🙂

  2. Kim Beaulieu

    January 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I just happened to be perusing around your site while I was pinning tonight and saw these. They are so cute. I’m a sucker for gingerbread cookies.

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 19, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Awww… Thanks Kim! These are the easiest gingerbread cookies ever and such darlings that it’s almost a shame when I bite into them…hahaha!

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