Cake Mix Rolled Sugar Cookies

Let a cake mix jumpstart your cookie making and do away with unnecessary measuring.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 42

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1/2
cup shortening
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or lemon extract
1
egg
Sugar
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Food colors

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). In large bowl, beat cake mix, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on high speed 1 minute.
  • 2 Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll each part 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered surface with cloth-covered rolling pin. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters into desired shapes; sprinkle with sugar. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. In microwavable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds or until melted; stir. Frost cookies. Stir together small amounts of water and food color. Paint colors on freshly frosted cookies, using fine-tip brush, then swirl colors with brush or toothpick to create marbled designs. Dry completely before storing.

Expert Tips

Roll dough to an even thickness by rolling over two wooden dowels or rulers. Use dowels or rulers of the desired thickness, and place them on opposite sides of the dough.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.