[CnD] No Roll, 5 Ingredient Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

Marilyn Pennington m51pennington at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 19:57:51 EST 2018

No Roll, 5 Ingredient Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

Serves: 18

Source: togetherasfamily.com



Sugar Cookies

1 box (16.25 oz) white cake mix, DO NOT prepare

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil

2 tablespoons sour cream

2 large eggs

1/2 cup granulated sugar (for rolling cookies in)



1/2 cup butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

3-4 tablespoons half & half or heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

red & green food coloring **



Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet by lining with parchment
paper or spraying with cooking spray. Set aside.


Sift boxed cake mix into a large mixing bowl. If you don't have a sifter,
just pour cake mix into bowl and stir well with wire whisk to break up


Add flour, oil, sour cream, and eggs into the mixing bowl. Use a hand held
blender to beat until everything is combined and smooth.


Add the 1/2 cup sugar into a separate small bowl.


Roll dough into balls (about the size of a golf ball) and then roll dough
ball in the sugar. Place 12 to a cookie sheet.


Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will be pale and puffy.


Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack and let cool
completely. The cookies are soft but will set up as they cool.


TO MAKE FROSTING : Beat softened butter in a mixing bowl until creamy and
smooth. Add powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract. Blend together until a
thick, but spreadable, frosting forms. You may have to use more or less
powdered sugar/milk deepening on desired frosting consistency.


Frost cookies and add sprinkles on top.



You do not need to go out and buy a sifter for this recipe. If you don't
have one, simply pour the cake mix into the mixing bowl and stir for 1-2
minutes with a wire whisk to break up the clumps. Then add the remaining
ingredients according to the recipe.


** Food coloring tends to thin out frosting so be sure and check it after
coloring the frosting because you will probably need to add a little bit
extra powdered sugar to get the frosting thicker again.  From Christine

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