Cookbook Review and #Giveaway: The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
The age-old delight of homemade cookies just got easier. With The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book - the updated edition to the best-selling Cake Mix Cookies - you'll find that the secret to some of the tastiest, easiest, and most irresistible cookies imaginable begins with a convenient box of cake mix. With a few extra ingredients, turns of a spoon, and whirs of a mixer, a simple box of cake mix can transform anyone into a prize cookie baker. This mouthwatering collection features more than 375 drop, filled, and bar-cookie options; all-American favorites along with classic European treats; and recipes perfect for baking novices.

My Thoughts
I love almost everything about baking - the smells, the treats, the happy faces around the table. What I don't care for are messy, complicated recipes that are too hard to prepare. The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book makes baking a delicious dessert easy as pie. All I need is a box of cake mix and a few other ingredients that are a stable in my kitchen, and voila - triple-chocolate gooey bars, pistachio-cherry biscotti, caramel chocolate chip cookies, fresh orange madeleines... the sky is the limit!

This delectable cookbook includes over 375 recipes that start with a simple box of cake mix. The desserts are divided in three sections: drop cookies, bar cookies, and formed and filled cookies. Each recipe shows the type of cake mix that is used right next to the title. I love the clear directions and the useful tips throughout the book. Ms. Saulsbury has included even a handy lists section in the back. That is very helpful if you need to find a recipe for a specific occasion: kids' favorites, health-conscious, bake sale, holiday, grown-up, and so on. There is even an extra index that groups recipes according to the type of cake mix.

I'll be keeping The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book on hand - especially with the holiday season coming up. My kids love helping out in the kitchen, and this cookbook is perfect for some fun and easy family cookie baking.

About the Author
Camilla V. Saulsbury is a food writer, recipe developer, and cooking instructor. She's won numerous national contests, including The Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown grand prize cookie recipe. Her recipes have appeared in Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day, Cooking Light, and other cooking magazines. She lives in Texas.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book: More Than 375 Delectable Cookie Recipes That Begin with a Box of Cake Mix by Camilla Saulsbury!

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Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.

58 comments:

  1. The Brunette Librarian said...

    I luv snickerdoodles!! :)

  2. shopannies said...

    sugar cookies

  3. Damaris said...

    Sugar cookies all the way!!!! :-)

  4. Mandy Kauffman said...

    I love oatmeal with butterscotch chips! :)

    amanda_l_peters@hotmail.com

  5. rubynreba said...

    I like chocolate chip!

  6. Mariee said...

    Snickerdoodles!

  7. Cory said...

    my favorite is heath chocolate chip
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

  8. Trung Nguyen said...

    I like chocolate chip cookies

  9. The Amateur Southern Gourmet said...

    I would love to win!

  10. sherry jennings said...

    my fave is white chunk macadamia

  11. Kelly said...

    My fave are Snickerdoodles!

  12. Danetta said...

    My very favorite cookie is one I make with strawberry cake mix and chocolate chips.
    talonsmom731 at gmail.com

  13. suburban prep said...

    I love cherry white chocolate cookies.
    (I posted as maureen).

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  14. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Homemade - peanut butter cookies
    Store bought - Girl Guide's mint cookies

    :)

  15. Monica said...

    Peanut Butter with a glass of cold milk for dunking!

    Thanks!

  16. Charity and John said...

    Snickerdoodle cookies are the best!
    primabee at hotmail dot com

  17. melanie said...

    I love sugar cookies with frosting. melaniecalcut@gmail.com

  18. mamawj said...

    My favorite cookies are chocolate chip with macadamian nuts
    thanks
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

  19. holdenj said...

    I love peanut butter cookies!
    Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Tivia said...

    I've always loved chocolate chip cookies the best!

  21. Kris said...

    chocolate chip!

  22. Hollowsins said...

    I love chocolate with chocolate chips
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo dot com

  23. mrsshukra said...

    Chocolate chip cookie made with whole wheat flour!

  24. bettycd said...

    oatmeal and raisin is my go to cookie

  25. Start To Finish Supplies said...

    I LOVE peanut butter cookies.

    katie at coverbutton dot net

  26. Michele said...

    sugar cookies with icing
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

  27. esluka said...

    Molasses Cokies sre my favorite!

  28. AnneLoyd said...

    I like oatmeal raisin!

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

  29. Anonymous said...

    I love Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip!
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  30. shana said...

    Pecan Sandies & eggnog snickerdoodles!

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  31. Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

    Oatmeal chocolate chip!

  32. corey said...

    I like homemade Choc. Chip cookies - my favourite.
    coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

  33. Teslaca said...

    I love meringue cookies dipped in chocolate.

  34. Pat L. said...

    Chocolate Chip!

  35. Pat L. said...

    Chocolate Chip.
    Forgot my email - sorry.
    patoct@yahoo.com

  36. itsme said...

    i like oatmeal chocolate chip with raisins!

  37. LeAnn said...

    Snickerdoodles are #1!

  38. Desi @ Wee Share said...

    plain ol' chocolate chip

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

  39. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

    sugar cookies! thank you!!

  40. carole said...

    love peanut butter

  41. Kimberly said...

    Peanut butter chocolate chip
    Kims2312@Verizon.net

  42. Laura H. said...

    My favorite cookie is a sugar cookie with frosting.

  43. Jenn Spencer said...

    Chocolate chip is my favorite!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows
    learnquilling@gmail.com

  44. Carrie Phelps said...

    Chocolate Chip!
    carriedust@yahoo.com

  45. fancygrlnancy said...

    chocolate chip with peanut butter being a close second

  46. Cathy W said...

    Chocolate Chip!
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  47. Ladytink_534 said...

    Love chocolate chip cookies!

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. Kristie said...

    I like White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies.. especially from Subway. Homemade chewy chocolate chip ones are hard to beat. Store-bought, I love Raspberry Pims. Delicious! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  49. Chantel said...

    I love my Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin cookies.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

  50. The Sleepy Dreamer said...

    Love chocolate chip cookies
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  51. Bonita12 said...

    I like chocolate chip with pecans.
    bwalker1123 at gmail dot com

  52. Michael said...

    orange flavored cookies with funfetti cake mix

  53. ♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

    I like Vanilla Almond Crescents

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  54. Roxanne K said...

    I looooooove a good Snickerdoodle :)
    monorox(at)gmail(dot)com

  55. Kristie said...

    My favorite are chocolate chip :-)

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  56. Heidi said...

    I love White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies!
    textbookmommy at gmail dot com

  57. Lana Bradstream said...

    I love snickerdoodles.
    lanaleebradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

  58. Tylerpants said...

    My fave are Spritz Cookies! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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