Cookies in a Jiffy Recipe
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Cookies in a Jiffy Recipe

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You'll be amazed and delighted at how quickly you can whip up a batch of homemade cookies.—Clara Hielkema, Wyoming, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup red and green Holiday milk chocolate M&M's or butterscotch chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 222 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 221 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the first four ingredients until well blended. Stir in the M&M's or chips.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cookies in a Jiffy in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p11

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Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"These are pretty good cookies. I prefer a crispier cookie, but great if you like a softer cookie."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This is not really a recipe for "homemade" cookies. Once you use a store-bought mix, it's not homemade anymore."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"I just doubled the recipe, having not located a 9-oz. cake mix. A quick way to make cookies and they're so good! Kids should love them; but this adult does too!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"Jiffy makes a 9 oz Golden Yellow cake mix."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"9 oz cake mixes are hard to come by in out area, so I use half of a regular cake mix.

I mix the ingredients up, bag them and take motorhoming. Our favorite add on is the butterscotch chips. I've also used raisins."

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