Bake with Bizzy - Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies

The mind plays strange tricks which is what explains why I bought a cake mix to make cookies. 
Actually, I pride myself on baking from scratch and I really do, almost all of the time.  I did not buy this mix to save time, rather to experiment.  It is fun to have a ready to go mix and then take it apart to make something else.  

I used Duncan Hines cake mix and I would guess, you could use a different flavor and build cookies from it.  The recipe, I found was for cookie bars but I wanted cookies and I stuck with them.  I used the cookie bar recipe and adjusted, as I went along.  I don't know where the recipe comes from although it is not from Duncan Hines.

If you are looking for some interesting recipes, check out the Duncan Hines site and probably the other major brands, as well.

Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies


1 package Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cover cookie sheet (2) with parchment paper or spray with cooking oil.

Combine cake mix, water, eggs, margarine and brown sugar and mix together thoroughly.  

Stir in chips and nuts and spread through the batter.

Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop balls on sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes.  Let cool on sheet for 2 minutes.  Place on rack and allow to cook for 5 - 10 minutes.

This is a versatile recipe and you can make changes by using different flavored chips or adding a teaspoon of vanilla, mint, mocha or almond extract. 

I am sorry about the change in color.  The plate is more accurately colored in the top photo.

Looking back, we find:

Veggie Converter Vegan Pepperoni Pizza

Baking Diary - Kumquat Bundt Cake

Not Your Ordinary Recipe - Guilt Free Taquitos

Herb Scones at Spoons n Spades
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We now turn to you, very talented bakers who bake chicken and fancy cakes.  We love anything that is baked.  Keep those ovens busy and why not share the oven between the pie and the potatoes?  Let us know what is in your ovens, these days.


  1. The cookies turned out looking good! Funny about the colors how it changed so much! Looks like a lot of good recipes!!

  2. Thank you for linking up my recipe for the taquitos! I've added my caramel swirl bread.
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes
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  3. Hi Bizzy:
    what great cookies. It's a bit difficult to get butterscotch chips here, so I don't have a chance to bake something with them/
    I'd looooooooooooove to eat some of yours :)

    I'm sharing today my "Neapolitan 5-layer Birthday Cake" and my "Flower-shaped Sweet Challah"

    Thanks for hosting, and have a wonderful rest-of-the-week

  4. Love your cookies, they look really crispy which is how I like my cookies:D

  5. These cookies sound wonderful,look fabulous! Thank you so much for hosting. Have a great day!

  6. I bet the cookie bars would be good too - like a butterscotch blondie.

  7. The cookies look wonderful! I so miss cake mix cookies. We haven't had any since we went gf. I used to make lemony ones that were so good.

  8. Thank you so much for hosting and for the invite! Everything looks wonderful! Can't wait to visit the others.

  9. Thanks for hosting Bizzy!! all look amazing and beauty, I add mylink!

  10. Oh - these butterscotch cookies look so tasty! Love, love, love butterscotch!

  11. Thanks for linking up w/ See Ya In the Gumbo. A lady I work with makes cake mix cookies and everyone loves them. I like the idea of using butterscotch chips--it's not an ingredient I think about very often, but my mom used to bake with them when I was a child.

    I used a cake mix this week too. I felt kinda bad about it. Made me feel better to that you experimented with one too.

  12. Your cookies sound so good! I've heard of making cookies with cake mix, but have never tried it. Your recipe is tempting me to have a go! This week I have shared Orange Angel Food Cake with Orange Glaze. It's a lovely light and delicious dessert. Thank you for hosting.


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