Simple Last Minute Sugar Cookies

I offered to bring sugar cookies to my daughter’s thanksgiving potluck. Instead of running out to Target, buying sugar cookie dough and getting them baked last minute on Tuesday night.¬† I thought I’d try to make them ahead of time with things I already had in the house. I took inventory of my pantry and actually came up with a good recipe! So good…I already ate three.

Here’s my recipe

  • 1 box of classic white cake mix (I for some reason usually always have one of these in the house)
  • 2/3 C of wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. 2% plain Fage yogurt

Mix all ingredients together and it will form a big cookie dough  ball like this.

sugar cookie dough

Roll individual cookies. For a little added sweetness…I rolled each cookie in sugar before placing it on the baking sheet.


I set the timer to 12 minutes and baked at 350 degrees.

sugar cookies on tray

I had the cookies complete, kitchen cleaned and finished in less than 20 minutes.

Since my daughter doesn’t need them until Wednesday…here is my trick to keep them fresh…store them with a piece of bread. It’s a game changer!