cinnamon cookies

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday with your loved ones today.  I am planning to eat lots, relax as much as I can, and most of all–give thanks.  I definitely have a blessed life, and this year I am especially thankful for the new friends I’ve made through this blog.  I never imagined this would be so much fun.

Anyway, it’s week 9 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and Sweets, and these cookies are not what I originally intended to post today.  See, while I was in the baking aisle at Target getting ingredients for cookies you do not see here today, I heard something call my name:

cinnamon M&Ms

I’m a sucker for seasonal anything candy.  I mean, these M&M’s were created just for the holidays–their sole purpose is for Christmas baking.  It would be downright rude of me not to use them.

I’ve also realized that I would have been better off joining 12 Weeks of Weight Watchers recipes than 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and Sweets.  I’m not going to lie to you guys–while I say to make this stuff and freeze it for your holiday gatherings, not a single item I’ve made yet has made it past my pie-hole.

These cookies are no exception.  While this is an easy, fuss-free recipe, cake mix cookies never fail to turn out soft and moist, just as cookies are meant.  It would be wrong not to eat them right away.

cinnamon cookies close up

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Recipe type: dessert
  • 1 box Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cinnamon M&M's
  • ½ cup cinnamon chips
  1. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs and oil. Stir in M&M's and cinnamon chips.
  2. Using a cookie scoop, drop cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Roll in powdered sugar, if desired.
  3. Bake at 350 for approximately 10-12 minutes.

If you missed them, be sure to check out some of my other goodies:

{Week 8} Peppermint Candy Bark
{Week 7} Mint Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache
{Week 6} Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

And while you’re at it, check out all of the other wonderful yummies from this week’s participants.  You’re sure to find at least one thing to make for your holiday parties!