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how to make cookie dough with pancake mix March 20, 2009

Posted by AnnaTheRed in how-to (all), how-to - decorations/basic stuff.
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I had found this easy cookie recipe online, so I was looking for a chance to try it out. You only need four ingredients for this cookie. Pancake mix, sugar, butter, and milk (or water). You don’t even need a bowl! One less thing to wash. 😀 This cookie isn’t too sweet, a good snack to eat with a cup of tea or coffee. As I mentioned on my blog before, I don’t really like cookies that are too sweet, but I was going to put icing on this cookie, so I thought this cookie would be perfect.

I used this cookie dough to make Cylon Raiders cookie, if you prefer your own cookie recipe, go ahead and just jump to how to make Cylon Raider cookies.

[How to make cookie dough with pancake mix] (without a bowl or eggs!)
– 1 cup (about 100g) of Pancake mix
– 3 tbs of unsalted butter
– 1 ts of sugar
– 1 tbs of milk (or water)

1. Put butter in a bigger ziploc bag or clean plastic bag, and knead it until it’s soft.

2. Put sugar in, and knead some more.

3. Put pancake mix in, and knead some more.

4. Put milk (or water) in, and knead some more.

That’s it for the cookie dough!

For 1/8″-thick cookies, bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 10~13 minutes. (It depends on your oven and how thick your dough is.)

If you have time, you can put it in the fridge for 15~20 minutes, (it’s a bit easier if it’s cool and the dough is harder) but I used it right away. As you can see, the sweetness of this cookies mainly comes from the pancake mix. So if you want to make sweet cookies, this may not be for you… You can try adding a bit more sugar, but adding too much sugar in this recipe might not work.

How to make cookie dough with pancake mix on my flickr

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!


1. Hatsumi - March 20, 2009

Wow, I totally want to try that! Question, though… Can you substitute margarine for butter? I’m TOTALLY lactose intolerant… =(

I’ve never commented on your blog before, although I’ve been following it for quite awhile. LOVE IT! =D

2. Amy - March 20, 2009

Sounds easy and yummy! I suppose the baking time is the same as regular cookies — 375 degrees, 8-10 minutes?

AnnaTheRed - March 20, 2009

Hi Hatsumi,
I haven’t tried it with margarine yet. I’ll try it and let you know!

Hi Amy,
Thank you for pointing out. I totally forgot to put the important info in here. >_< I updated my post.
“For 1/8″-thick cookies, bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 10~13 minutes. (It depends on your oven and how thick your dough is.)”

Thank you!

3. mae - March 27, 2009

these cookies are awesome! ive been adding a few extra ingredients- peanut butter for decoration works well, as does adding some vanilla essence.
thank you for the recipe! (:

4. amanda - March 29, 2009

if you add m&ms or chocolate chips does the temperature or timing when baking change?

5. amanda - March 29, 2009

oh yeah, also, how many cookies does this recipe make?

AnnaTheRed - March 30, 2009

Hi amanda

Unfortunately, I have no idea if adding m&m or chocolate chips affect the baking time. And as for how many cookies this recipe makes, it depends on how big your cookie is. I made nine 3inch cookies with this recipe, but keep in mind that the shape of Raider is a bit different from ordinary cookie.

6. amanda - April 2, 2009

ohh, thanks for replying. i just tried making cookies. hmm.. at first i was confused because it didn’t look like the pictures loll. then when it did, i made it flat and i started panicking cause i had no idea what i was doing LOL. its just an experiment now. I felt like i was messing up a lot. i randomly put in chocolate chips. hopefully it tastes ok… ==;

7. amanda - April 2, 2009

okay, well, my cookies turned out really bad. lol. they’re salty. and seem like biscuits. lol.. i probably didn’t do anything right with this recipe… =P

oh well, it seems tasty.

AnnaTheRed - April 2, 2009

Sorry to hear that your cookies didn’t turn out well. Did you use “salted butter” by any chance? I didn’t make it clear that by “butter” I meant “unsalted butter.” (It was my bad, I updated my recipe) If you did use unsalted butter, I don’t know what made your cookie salty. I hope this didn’t discourage you. =/ Please try again and let me know how it goes!

8. amanda - April 5, 2009

nope, the butter is unsalted. my mom, brother, and i think it was the type of pancake mix i used. i used bisquick and in a way its ‘premade’ in a powder form lol. naw, it didn’t discourage me. although i found another recipe cause i don’t have another pancake mix lol.

btw i’m jealous of your bento skillz! T_T

9. junedodge - May 20, 2009

I just made pancake mix cookies! Thank you for the help!

I didn’t have unsalted butter so I used Canola Oil instead – also added vanilla and brown sugar to taste – I rolled the batter into little balls – added a thumb print and put in some jam.

I pretty much doubled the inspiration amounts but did it with a mixer as originally I thought I had unsalted butter but didn’t have time to let it get soft (2 cups mix, 6 – 8 T oil, 2-4 T brown sugar, 2 t vanilla (would have put more but that was all I had), 2-5 T milk (added this after the other was combined stopped when it became a batter). Baked at 375 degrees for around 12 minutes until the cookies started to get golden. My yield was 23 cookies.

They taste great – are fragile and break easily but that’s okay!

Thank you for the help!

10. tora - May 30, 2009

hi been reading ur blog lately for recipes ,fine it really useful
is there any other way to make the cookie’s without the pancakes mix ? or normal flour should be fine ??

AnnaTheRed - June 1, 2009

Hi tora,
Pancake mix already has sugar in it, so if you’re using regular flour, you might want to add more sugar. This cookies aren’t very sweet, because I originally wanted to decorate them with icing. Or you can decorate cookies with peanut butter like Mae suggested. (Thanks Mae!)

For those who tried this recipe and thought the cookies came out salty, I’m going to get off my lazy butt and try this again with all-purpose flour & sugar soon.
Because I think the salt in pancake mix might be causing the cookie dough to be saltier than it should be. (each brand has different amount of sodium in it)

Hopefully I can post a fail-proof recipe next time! >_<

11. David - August 13, 2009

they are a little salty 😛 yuck but they are really really good

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