These crazy-easy Spice Cookies are made with a box of cake mix. They have a soft texture and classic flavor that’s perfect for the holidays. You’ll love sharing them with the people you love!
Prep Time10 minutesminutes
Cook Time9 minutesminutes
Total Time19 minutesminutes
1box (18.25 oz)spice cake mix
Preheat oven to 350°F and line two cookie sheets with a silicon mat or parchment paper. Place granulated sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla extract until there are no large lumps left.
Roll 1 heaping tablespoon of dough into balls and coat in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches for spreading.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the tops have cracked and the tops look set (the centers will still be gooey). Let sit for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
Serve warm or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Storing: Spice cookies store well at room temperature (unless you top them with cream cheese frosting - in that case, keep them in the fridge). Make sure to store them in an airtight container or zip-top bag, and enjoy them within four or five days.Freezing: Cool the cookies completely, and package them in layers in a hard-sided container, with parchment or wax paper between the layers to prevent sticking. Freeze for up to 2 months, and thaw at room temperature before serving.Icing or Frosting: What’s better than a cookie? A cookie coated with frosting. You’ll love adding Cream Cheese Frosting for a Lofthouse-like cookie, or Brown Sugar Frosting (from my pumpkin cake recipe!) for a thinner, more homespun twist.Add Some Crunch: Spice cookies are the perfect vehicle for a little added crunch from chopped walnuts, pecans, or slivered almonds.Add More Flavor: Other mix-ins you might like include white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, raisins, cranberry, or candied orange peel. Yum!