Cake Mix Cookies from Scratch

I have been intrigued by the cake mix cookie recipes published on Allrecipes and discussed in the Recipe Exchange. Between that, and the recurring requests in the Exchange for cookies that don't go flat, and people either unwilling or unable to use boxed cake mix, I was inspired to come up with this recipe. The basic recipe is for chocolate chip cookies. It is easily adaptable and can be customized to your liking.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
2 1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons dry milk powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix flour, sugar, dry milk, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

  3. Combine egg, oil and vanilla extract in a small bowl; mix well. Add to flour mixture and stir until no longer dry but still slightly crumbly. Stir in chocolate chips.

  4. Roll dough into a large ball or tube; form into 1- to 1 1/2-inch balls. Arrange on cookie sheets and flatten if desired.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool on the cookie sheets for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

65 Calories
3g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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