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These cookies with only 3 ingredients are so good.  They are my absolute favorite.   Yesterday, we made our first ones of the season… the kids can’t wait to make Christmas cookies, so we got a head start!    I can remember when our kids were younger and they helped me to make cookies.   They were so cute!  Each time one of our four kids was old enough to start helping me for the first time (as toddlers), they were given a Reindeer apron.  It was red & green with a cute felt Reindeer on it.   Adorable.  

They were so cute but messy… oh my goodness were they messy!  Of course, I’m sure I took a million pictures & videos of them being so messy.  I will have to look for one of Beau with chocolate icing on his face.  I can picture it in my mind like it was yesterday.  He had more icing on his face, hands and apron than we did on the cookies.

Oh- and not to mention the area surrounding the cookie bowl.  haha!!  The flour, icing and dough that surrounded us was … well… a lot.   That is what memories are made of.  We have fun and we don’t worry about those messes.. I have Bounty Paper Towels for that.  haha!  I love the Bounty Paper Towel tips for Moms! 

Three pictures of cookies stacked on top of each other.

These will take you hardly any time to make and they are fun for your kids to make them! They are a favorite of mine and they are so simple!


1 box of Cake mix

1/3 cup oil

2 eggs



Flour to dip the cup in

A glass cup

Bounty Paper Towels


Life is made up of messy firsts, especially with children.  Every day has its firsts.  I can remember the first time that each of our kids helped me make cookies, as toddlers.  They were as messy as could be. haha!!  I think that I ALWAYS had three things when I cooked with our kids for the first time (and now!):
1- Camera
2- Patience & Laughter
3- Bounty Paper Towels… I let Bounty absorb the mess so I could absorb the moment. 😉



  • Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
  • Mix the cake mix, oil & eggs.
  • Stir until moistened.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls
  • Place them about 2 inches apart on an UNgreased cookie sheet.
  • Take a glass (drinking glass).
  • Dip the bottom in flour. (I put flour in a bowl for this).  
    • TIP–>> Have your Bounty paper towels ready (this can get messy).  They are 2x more absorbent vs. the leading ordinary brand. (Use this as a chance to play with your food!)


  • Now push the glass onto the balls to flatten them just a little.

    • You want them about 1/4 inch thick.

    • Bake them for 6-8 minutes (golden brown edges).
    • Cool about 1 minute
    • Clean the mess while you are waiting for them to cool. Bounty Paper Towels are my go-to for this.  Bounty is there to clean up the messes so parents can enjoy those memorable moments.

      Bounty is a more absorbent paper towel, which means the roll lasts longer so you don’t need to use as much to tackle the food splats, water spills, flour spills and messy fingerprints.
    • Remove from the cookie sheet.
    • Ice the cookies (let the kids do this part!) |cookies10
      • Spread on the frosting while they are a little warm
      • Sprinkle the sprinkles on immediately (so that they will stick).
      • Let the frosting set before storing.

      Enjoy!  Enjoy the cookies & enjoy the messy moments… focus on the experience & the fun (let Bounty focus on the mess!)

      Thanks to Bounty for partnering with me for this sponsored post.  I was compensated for this post & given their amazing product, which I just love.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. Becky, these sound amazing! Another 3-ingredient cookie is this one:
    1 can of pumpkin
    1 boxed choc cake mix(dry-no ingredients added)
    1/2 bag choc chips
    Mix all together and bake at 350 for 10-ish minutes. To.Die.FOR!