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Happy Friday Duncan Hines Giveaway

overhead photo of a plate of red velvet cookies

Happy happy Friday! I’m super excited it’s Friday, are you? It’s December and time for another giveaway! This time there will be four winners. Four!

Recently, I was given an opportunity through Foodbuzz to give away Duncan Hines coupons for free products. I was given 2 coupons for free Duncan Hines products (up to a $3.99 value for each one), and then given 8 more to give to my readers. So I’m going to pick four lucky readers, each who will receive two coupons for free Duncan Hines products.

Even though I bake from scratch quite frequently, I like to keep a few boxes of cake mix on hand at all times in case of an emergency-no-time-to-bake-from-scratch type of scenario. I also like to keep them on hand to make cake mix cookies! I adore cake mix cookies. They have a homemade feel but without much work. What’s so  great about Duncan Hines is that they carry red velvet cake mix, which I haven’t found with the other big cake mix brand companies.

photo of a box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix

I’ve made all sorts of cake mix cookies, but in December, I love making some festive red velvet cake mix cookies. The cookies pictured are ones I made last year. I plan on making them again soon. The cookies have a crispy exterior and fudgy interior. Yum.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment at the end of this post, telling me your favorite flavor for cake mix cake or another unique way to use cake mix. Please note, this giveaway is only open to US residents. I will use to generate 4 random numbers. Deadline to enter is Friday December 9, 2011 at midnight PST. If you are curious as to the winners of the past giveaways, I updated the previous giveaway posts with the winners so far here and here. Good luck!

photo of red velvet cookies on a baking sheet

Red Velvet Cookies

Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
I love to use cake mix to make cookies because it's so easy! These red velvet cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle.


  • 1 box Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • Halfway between 1/3 and 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Prep baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cake mix and oil. Once the batter is thoroughly combined, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop by large tablespoons onto baking sheets. I usually roll the dough between my hands to have a smoother, round shape, which helps make more evenly shaped cookies.
  • Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Cookies are finished when you can slide them, without the bottoms sticking to the baking sheet. (Baking time may vary. When I made cake mix cookies before, sometimes I needed to only bake them for about 8-10 minutes. But I had to almost double it for these cookies before they were done.)

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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29 comments on “Happy Friday Duncan Hines Giveaway”

  1. I really like the Cinnamon Swirl cake box mix. I can’t remember what brand it is, but it’s my favorite of the bunch.

    Also, I love your chips used in the cookies above!

  2. Duncan Hines is my favorite! I just used their yellow cake mix for my son’r birthday cake.

  3. My absolute fave is dark chocolate cake mix!

  4. I love red velvet cake mix, and I love that it’s so easy to make vegan! I make use soy ice cream from Trader Joe’s to make ice cream cakes.

  5. Devil’s food!

  6. I’ve made cake mix cookies and like them a lot! But I love making cupcakes and cake with yellow cake mix.

  7. I really love the red velvet cake mix. And I’ve never even tried cake mix cookies but I really want to try them now!

  8. I love marble cake mix. Can’t ever go wrong with some chocolate and vanilla cake topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  9. Anything chocolate is a winner in my book!

  10. I like red velvet or Devil’s Food cake.
    I also like to make cookies with them as well.

  11. hi kirbie – my favorite cake mix to use is lemon, which i use for my lemon cream cheese bars.

  12. I absolutely adore your blog! As for cake mixes, I love Red Velvet, Butter, and Carrot Cake.

    As for recipes, I love making cheesecake with these. It makes for a unique crust, and smooth and creamy cake that isn’t too heavy (esp when mixed with ricotta instead of cream cheese). Have never tried cookies before, but I am planning on making a batch tomorrow. Thank you again for sharing!

  13. I really love Lemon flavored cake. I am not a huge lemon fan but there is just something about Lemon Cake.

  14. I love red velvet cake with creamy cream cheese frosting!

  15. my favorite is red velvet cake!

  16. My favorite flavor of cake mix is the French Vanilla but I have to doctor it all up. I love adding a block of cream cheese to make it super soft and pillowy! 🙂

  17. I would love to get some frosting to make cake pops!

  18. Devils food with homemade chocolate (bittersweet) frosting

  19. I can’t pick a favorite! But I’ve been on a lemon kick lately and just recently tried the red velvet mix, yummy!

  20. Funfetti, hands down.

  21. I think I tried cookies from a cake mix once, but since I can’t remember how they turned out, maybe it didn’t! I would pick chocolate cake.

  22. I actually love the regular yellow cake mix- it’s a great base for other add-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, Nutella, pumpkin, etc.!

  23. lemon-flavored cake, citruses are so fun!

  24. I love lemon, chocolate or red velvet!

  25. Red velvet is definitely awesome but I think plain yellow is my favorite. But I had everyone salivating when I made red velvet whoopie pies with the cake mix.

  26. Dark chocolate fudge!!! Sooo yummy. I make layer cakes with dark chocolate fudge, french vanilla, and devils food. extra thick chocolate pudding as the filler and mocha or chocolate butter cream for frosting. If your using a box cake mix Duncan Hines is the ONLY brand!!

  27. funfetti because it is so much fun to look at

  28. I love any flavor of cake mix. I use then to make cheesecakes out of, so any flavor is GREAT!

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