Super Easy Sugar Cookies

I love sugar cookies but often don’t have the time to dedicate to making them.  So, a few years ago I decided to try a new method, and here is what I’ve done.  Recently I made them gluten free and dairy free and they are still delicious!!  Shared on Allergy Free Wednesdays. and Gluten Free Wednesdays.

Super Easy Sugar Cookies:

1 box cake mix-vanilla(I used a dairy free/gluten free one found in the Healthmarket at Hy-Vee)
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil(I used coconut oil)

Stir everything together well.  Grease a cookie sheet. 

Roll out 1 inch balls of the dough and place on the cookie sheet. 

Taking a glass with a flat bottom dip into a sugar mixture(I like to use 1 cup sugar with one packet of Kool-Aid) and use the sugar coated bottom to slightly flatten the cookie ball.  

The kids thought that they needed more sugar on them so we sprinkled a bit more on top.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 6-8 minutes.  You can also easily make these into cookie bars by placing them into a greased cookie sheet and pressing to cover the whole sheet.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until slightly golden.

I spiced up these a bit when I made them yesterday by adding some sprinkles to the dough while I was mixing.  I used 1/4 cup of Rainbow Sanding Sugar from Primp my Cupcake.  I received these as part of a review I’m doing and had some leftover after baking cupcakes.  Stay tuned for my review of these awesome products!!


  1. Amber says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us this week on AFW! Be sure to check back next week for reader favorites and hostess picks.

    Be Well,
    –AFW Hostesses

  2. Deb Dorrington says:

    I absolutely love sugar cookies, my Mom made the best ever. I like that you used coconut oil in your recipe, will give it a try.

  3. candigrl_cv says:

    love sugar cookies but never thought to use a cake mix to make them, this just gave me a wonderful idea to use with the little ones this weekend coming, and i just happen to have everything on hand and i like the sprinkle idea.. great find and will have to share with others 😉 thanks Dorothy B.

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