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.