Richest Yellow Cake Cookies

These surprisingly rich cookies are great with frosting but still fantastic on their own. They’re so easy to bake that you’ll want to try them all kinds of ways.

Makes: 24Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 24


  • 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1⁄4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 box (18 oz.) yellow cake mix


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cream butter and cream cheese. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla. Add dry cake mix a little at a time, mixing well as you go. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Drop rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden.