Earthquake Cookies

Earthquake Cookies


"These cookies are so easy to make, you'll probably crumble! You can use any flavor cake mix you like for these cookies. The possibilities are endless!"


servings 152 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix cake mix, eggs, shortening, and water in medium size bowl; mix with a spoon. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Shape dough into balls, roll in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes; or until brown.
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  1. 192 Ratings


I have to give these a 5 for ease of prep, versatility of recipe, few ingredients, presentation, and taste! I used a D.H. devil's food mix, and perhaps it was that particular mix, but it tasted...

These are easy. I used a chocolate cake mix and butter instead of shortening. They came out picture perfect. The taste is kind of bland. Maybe some chocolate chips would jazz them up.

This is a good and easy recipe. I used a lemon cake mix and the cookies disappeared quickly. I will make these again and eager to try other flavors.

Great cookies! I preheated my oven (I assumed I was supposed to) and didn't have any problems. The batter is VERY thick so definitely use only a spoon to mix it, or be ready to scrap your beat...

i absolutely LOVE this recipe for its ease and its versatility. I've even used butter instead of shortening, and it came out great! i've done it with strawberry cake mix for strawberry cookies...

VERY simple cookie that packs a lot of punch! I used a devil's food cake mix and they turned out great! Only one word of warning: they crumble easily so I would't use them for a cookie exchang...

These are FANTASTIC! They will still be very soft when you take them out of the oven, but they become less soft as they cool - don't leave them in too long or they'll be hard when they cool. I t...

I made these the other day and we absolutely loved them!! They are so easy! I didn't chill them at all and they were not hard to handle at ALL. Then after I rolled them into balls I put half of ...

I used butter pecan cake mix in this easy, easy recipe and it was great. Makes a very chewy cookie. I can't wait to try it with chocolate mix! There are better homemade cookies, but not this ...