How To Turn Any Cake Mix Into Cookie Dough

Though there is nothing better than homemade cookies, the truth is baking isn’t for everyone. Following complex recipes, using several different mixing bowls, keeping an eye on your food while it’s in the oven – there are so many ways this simple activity can quickly go wrong. This is why many of us resort to cake mix and other products created to make our lives easier.

Cake mix is such a brilliant invention, in fact, that it can even be used to make more than just cake: it can also be used to make cookies. Now, if you’re wondering why we wouldn’t just buy frozen cookie dough instead, the reasons are endless: maybe we already have cake mix in the pantry, maybe we don’t like any of the cookie dough options available at our local grocery store, or maybe we just love the idea of Funfetti cookies.

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To turn any cake mix into cookie dough, all you have to do is ignore the instructions on the box – which, if you don’t like baking, is a lot easier than following them. Then, pour the cake mix into a bowl and add two eggs and half a cup of vegetable oil. Simply mix in all the ingredients and you are good to go. With this clever trick, the cookie world is your oyster: red velvet, lemon pound, and Funfetti cookies are just the beginning!