Cake Mix Cookies

Happy Late Valentine’s Day, y’all!

Yesterday in celebration of the card companies’ cupid holiday, I baked D some of my Aunt Joyce’s Cake Mix Cookies.

They’re simple and the possibilities are endless ;)

Cake Mix Cookies Ingredients


1 cake mix box of your choosing [I went with Red Velvet.]

1/3 cup applesauce

2 eggs

Combine all your "Cake Mix Cookies" ingredients into a bowl

Directions: Heat your oven to 375°F. Combine all your ingredients into a bowl. Mix for 5 minutes. While mixing, grease your cookie sheet.

Squeeze a small amount of Wilton Cake Release into each heart.

I used two of Wilton products with this recipe: their Heart Shaped Whoopie Pie Pan and their amazing Cake Release. Squeeze a small amount of the Cake Release into each heart and with a silicone basting brush, spread it around the pan.

Using a 2-inch scoop, portion the batter between the hearts.

Next, dip a small spreader in some water.

Dip a small spreader in water,

Then take the small spreader and evenly distribute the batter within each heart.

With the small spreader, evenly distribute the batter within each heart.

Yep, we’re already there! Bake for 8 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.

Bake for 8 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.

Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes; lift each cookie out of the pan and allow additional time on a cooling rack. Makes 18 heart cookies.

I hope your everyday is filled with lots of love.

Now, these treats are pretty scrumptious by themselves . . . but you can also frost them. I would wait, though, until you’re ready to devour [just a little tip] as frosting will kill the life expectancy of your cookies. OH, and the extra awesome news about this recipe is you can also use this same concept with instant pudding; just use white cake mix, 3/4 applesauce, 1 egg, and a box of whatever instant pudding you like.

Pretty cool, huh?

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  1. Wonderful to hear about this, I am just now seeing this as I am on Spring Break, had never tried making the cake mix cookies with applesauce, so anxious to try it. Haven’t tried the Cake Release either…

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