Cake Mix Holiday Cookies — 12 Days of Cookies

Use moist yellow cake mix to replace some of the usual ingredients in cookie batter to create soft holiday cookies.
By: Emily Lee
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FNK CAKE MIX HOLIDAY COOKIES Food Network Kitchen Food Network Yellow Cake Mix, Eggs, Unsalted Butter, White Chocolate, Cream Cheese, Confectioners’ Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Sprinkles

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

12 Days of Cookies It’s time for 12 Days of Cookies, Food Network’s annual virtual cookie swap. Each day, visit us here on FN Dish for a peek at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques from your favorite Food Network chefs for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep.

These may look like basic holiday sugar cookies at first glance, but in fact, they're even softer — and easier to prepare. How? Food Network Kitchen chefs use moist yellow cake mix in the cookie batter, so it's no surprise that these cookies look and taste just like little cupcake tops. The white chocolate-cream cheese frosting is reminiscent of snow, and you can't go wrong with the classic red-and-green color motif of the sprinkles. It's important to note that some cake mix brands will yield flatter and fudgier cookies, while others will produce puffier and slightly cakier cookies. We think both are delicious in this recipe, but choose accordingly.

Get the recipe for Food Network Kitchen’s Cake Mix Holiday Cookies, and check out 12 Days of Cookies for dozens more recipes and holiday baking inspiration. Then, join the conversation: Tell us what you’re baking this season and what your all-time favorite cookie is.

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