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Holiday Cake Mix Cookies

We haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving yet, but, that doesn’t mean I can’t post these yummy holiday cake mix cookies—right? I really just couldn’t wait any longer.

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

If you’re a regular reader here at Parent Pretty, you know that I love easy cake mix cookies. In fact, my cake mix cookie bars from last year remain one of my post popular recipes.

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

As much as I love baking, I really don’t have time to make really complicated recipes. I do have a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old, after all, and they don’t give me a whole lot of room to experiment in the kitchen.

When it comes to the busy holiday season, I sort of stick to what I know and what I love. I both know and love these holiday cake mix cookies. Seriously, they are so sweet and delicious. Just perfect, really.

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

If you’ve never made cookies using a cake mix, you may be surprised by the results. I still meet people occasionally who turn their noses up at the idea of using a boxed cake mix for cookies, but they are so, so good. You have to try this recipe!

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

I used mini holiday M&M’s for this recipe and made the cookies on the small side. You can use any mix-in you like in place of the M&M’s.

I just happen to be a huge M&M’s fan!

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

It’s funny, not every cookie pleases every person in my family, but these? Everyone loves them.

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

Especially me. I think I love them the most. In fact, I want to make some more as I reminisce on these images.

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

I’m planning to make a few more batches of these right before Christmas, put them in some cute holiday tins and share them as gifts with friends and family.

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

If you give these holiday cake mix cookies a try, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know if you love them as much as I do!

Holiday Cake Mix Cookies from @Crissy! — The perfect quick, easy and delicious holiday cookies.

I’m a bit early, but, Merry Christmas!

Holiday cake mix cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes per batch

Ingredients:

1 box white/vanilla cake mix 15.25 oz.

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup mini M&M's candy


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together the cake mix and baking powder, set aside. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add mixture to the cake mix, beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add M&M's (reserve small amount to put in the tops to make them pretty) stir in with a wooden spoon.


2. Roll in to 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Use reserved M&M's to press randomly into tops of cookie balls for decoration. Bake 9 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.


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Hi, I'm Crissy, the founder and editor of Parent Pretty. I'm a 30-something mom from Ohio who loves photography, my two beautiful children, and Diet Coke. You might recognize me from my main blog, Dear Crissy. You can also find me on Twitter @Crissy.

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