Cake mix Christmas cookies are an easy way to stir up a batch or two (or more) of delicious cookies.
But practicality aside, there may be a disquieting niggling at the back of your mind ... a tiny little voice from purists.
"Is it cheating?"
The Elf uses cake mixes all the time to make cookies.
So why not you, too?
There are plenty of good reasons, not the least of which is the fact that you already use plenty of prepackaged ingredients when you make cookies.
Point in fact: you add chocolate chips. But you don't grow the carob plant and extract the cocoa fat every time you make cookies with chocolate chips, do you?
Here are a few of The Elf’s best reasons for stirring up cookie
magic with cake mixes.
A wide assortment of cake mixes grace the grocery shelves. You can use nearly any mix to make cookies in nearly any flavor you want – yellow, white, chocolate, spice, cherry, butter pecan, devil's food, or lemon. Creative cooks like The Elf have developed dozens and dozens of cookie recipes in all shapes and forms, including bar cookie recipes, drop cookie recipes, molded cookie recipes, rolled cookie recipes, and sandwich cookie recipes – all from cake mixes.
Cake mixes are inexpensive. The simplest cookies cake mix recipes use just one or two additional ingredients to go with the mix. That makes these cookies a wonderful value.
When you're pressed for time, cake mix cookies are a perfect solution. You have fewer ingredients to keep track of, less measuring, and less mixing. If you like short cuts, this is a good one.
Making cookies from a cake mix is handy. A mix in your pantry means you can whip up a batch of homemade cookies without fuss. They’re ideal for busy bakers who like easy cookie recipes with short ingredient lists and minimal equipment. Less measuring and mixing is required. They’re especially good cookies for kids to bake or for those who don’t have much experience making cookies - because they are so simple.
recipe is a good recipe. Cookie to cookie, it’s hard to tell the difference
between cake mix cookies and cookies from scratch … when the recipe is a good
You can turn cake mix cookies into a personal favorite by adding your own creative touches, whether it’s exchanging one ingredient for another, changing the cake mix flavor, or decorating the cookies before or after baking. When it comes to baking cake mix Christmas cookies, the options are endless!
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