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3 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Hacks

Created November 17, 2023
With one Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mix and a couple of additional ingredients, you can create a cookie creation that’s beyond ordinary yet extraordinarily easy. Get creative with our favorite cookie mix hacks.

Craving cookies but don’t have the time for your favorite from-scratch recipe? Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mixes give you all the benefits of homebaked with the convenience of a ready-to-go mix. They have #1 baking hack written all over them! But did you know that there are even hacks to this cookie mix hack?

It’s true! We’ve whipped up a fresh batch of chocolate chip, sugar and peanut butter cookie mix hacks starting with Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mixes. Whether you’re a seasoned Betty baker or fresh on the scene, you’ll find that our cookie mixes are a canvas for cookie creativity and even the base for a completely new dessert. All you need are a few extra ingredients and a dash of Betty’s classic ease and ingenuity!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Hacks


Easy Add-In: After creating the dough according to the chocolate chip cookie mix instructions, toss in ½ cup of your favorite add-ins for a fun visual vibe that’s also tasty. Try your favorite chopped candy bar, toasted nuts, mini marshmallows, pretzels, chips or whatever your heart desires! Better yet, try a variety to create the ultimate monster cookie. Just be sure to keep your add-ins to ½ cup, otherwise, you risk overwhelming the dough.

Tip: Craving more? Double the batch with another chocolate chip cookie mix or get funky and use a second flavor, like the peanut butter cookie mix, instead.

Flavor Twist: To give your cookies a comforting and tasty twist, add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the dry chocolate chip cookie mix, before creating the dough. Nothing says warm and cozy like the scent of cinnamon baking in the oven!

After-Baking Idea: Technically, this is a half-baked idea, but creative and simple nonetheless! Follow this Chocolate Chip Cookie I Cream Pie recipe to use a portion of your dough to create a pie crust and then use your baked cookies as the pie topping. Add your favorite ice cream and hot fudge and you have a treat that’s perfect for family, guests or midnight snacking!

Sugar Cookie Mix Hacks


Easy Add-In: After creating the dough according to the sugar cookie mix instructions, Add 2 tablespoons of sour cream to create a tangier, cakier and all-around more flavorful cookie.

Flavor Twist: For a punchier twist, swap the water in the sugar cookie mix instructions for rum, bourbon or coffee liqueur. Or if you’re cooking for kiddos, try using freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice instead. You’ll get the same fun flavor without the booze.

After-Baking Idea: Pulse your baked cookies in a food processor to make fine crumbs, then mix with ⅓ cup melted butter and your flavoring of choice, like vanilla, almond, maple, mint or lemon extract. Press the mixture into a baking pan to make a no-bake graham cracker-like crust. Enjoy the crust with ice cream, whipped cream and fruit or use it as a shortcut to a recipe like this Banana Cream Pie Lush.

Peanut Butter Cookie Mix Hacks


Easy Add-Ins: After creating the dough according to the peanut butter cookie mix instructions, try introducing 1 cup of add-ins like REESE’S PIECES, toffee bits, dried fruits, mini marshmallows or even cooked bacon bits, if you’re feeling adventurous! Any of these add-ins will enhance both the flavor and texture of your peanut butter cookies.

Flavor Twist: After creating the dough according to the peanut butter cookie mix instructions, portion the dough into balls then roll in a tasty topping like poppy seeds, sesame seeds or sprinkles, or go for a 4:1 ratio of sugar and dry spice, like ground cinnamon or nutmeg. It’s a sweet and simple way to take your cookies to the next level.

After-Baking Idea: After making the peanut butter cookies according to the package instructions, turn them into truffles! How? Simply follow this Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles recipe to make the process simply delightful. All you need in addition to your cookie mix is cream cheese, creamy peanut butter, semisweet chocolate chips, shortening and chopped peanuts.

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