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Cake Mix Monster Cookies

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 27
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If you haven’t tried this recipe for monster cookies made with cake mix yet, get ready to be amazed! These cookies are soft, chewy, thick and it takes less time to make the dough than traditional made-from-scratch recipes. Just start with a box of Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix and mix in peanut butter, oats, M&M's®, and chocolate chips to transform them into cake mix monster cookies. Enjoy these cookies when you and your family need a sweet energy boost or take two cookies and fill them with ice cream for a monstrously good ice cream cookie sandwich.
Updated Sep 10, 2020
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, water and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Stir in oats until combined, then stir in candies and chocolate chips. Using large cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 14 to 15 minutes or until edges are just golden brown. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For easy clean-up, use a piece of parchment paper over your cookie sheet when baking. Let the cookie sheet cool completely before adding more cookie dough balls. For best baking results, bake one cookie sheet at a time using the middle rack.
  • tip 2
    For the holidays, substitute in a bag of red and green M&M's® to easily transform these into Christmas monster cookies!
  • tip 3
    One great thing about monster cookies is the many easy and delicious ways you can customize these cookies with different flavors and textures to really make them your own. Some of our favorite ingredients to swap in are butterscotch baking chips, peanut butter chocolate candies, raisins, or nuts.
  • tip 4
    While we love these quick and easy monster cookies made with cake mix, make your cookies even easier by trying our recipe for Easy Monster Cookies that uses cookie dough mix instead of cake mix, but is packed with just as much flavor.
  • tip 5
    Do you need more easy-to-make cake cookie recipes? We have more where this came from! Take a look at these recipes for Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies, Cake Mix Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies, or Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies for some tasty inspiration!


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