Easy Thanksgiving cookies. Everyone will think you're a gourmet. These are so simple, yet so delicious. Your friends will think that you spent all day with dozens of ingredients. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 cookies
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix cake mix, dried cranberries, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl until dough is smooth. Drop 1 to 2 tablespoons batter per cookie onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet for about 5 minutes; transfer to a sheet of waxed paper to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Cookies will never look 'done' as they don't brown up like a traditional cookie does.

Store in an airtight storage container. Put wax paper between layers when storing. If cookies become too hard, simply add a piece of bread to the storage container.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 10g; cholesterol 21.2mg; sodium 194.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2013
Very good cookie for a quick cake mix cookie. I could not find an orange cake mix so I made my own. I had a yellow cake mix and I added 1 tsp. orange extract and 1/4 c. orange juice and zested half of a large orange in to the cake mix. Worked perfectly. In my picture the cookies on the left we baked after just dropping them on the cookie sheet. The cookies on the right (my preferred way) were how they baked up if I smashed them just a little prior to baking. Nice cookie that you could taste both the orange and the cranberries. I would make these again. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2013
Very good cookie for a quick cake mix cookie. I could not find an orange cake mix so I made my own. I had a yellow cake mix and I added 1 tsp. orange extract and 1/4 c. orange juice and zested half of a large orange in to the cake mix. Worked perfectly. In my picture the cookies on the left we baked after just dropping them on the cookie sheet. The cookies on the right (my preferred way) were how they baked up if I smashed them just a little prior to baking. Nice cookie that you could taste both the orange and the cranberries. I would make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
I love this recipe. I used a chocolate cake and milk chocolate chips and made the best double chocolate chip cookies I have ever put in my mouth. Can't wait to experiment with different cake mixes. Next is yellow cake and semi-sweet chocolate chips for chocolate chip cookies. I may even try a german chocolate version. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2014
A great, easy recipe for delicious softer cookies. I added 3/4 c unsweetened flaked coconut, 1 tsp coconut extract, 1/2 c dried cranberries and 1/2 c dark chocolate chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2019
Just scaled back the oil a little since I was only able to get a 15.25oz cake mix. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2020
These cookies are far too sweet and too soft even after baking for 10 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2018
I used yellow cake with orange extract and I always rehydrate dried fruit with juice and/or wine or brandy a day Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2017
Tasty and simple however no one confused me for a gourmet chef:) My cookies flattened a bit more than the photos. A tasty simple treat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
Really good and different cookies. Super easy to make. Only makes 2 dozen 3 cookies so be forewarned. I baked for 10 minutes cooled for 5 on baking sheet then transferred to wax paper. Cools quickly on waxed paper. Cookies will look done once cooled. Very soft and good cookie. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2018
These cookies are very good they do taste a little like cake mix but still delicious. I will definitely make them again. I could not find orange cake mix so I used yellow cake mix and added 1 orange I zested the one orange and squeezed all the juices in the mix. Cookies came out great. Read More
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