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This easy pancake mix cookie bars recipe will give you a quick shortcut to delicious cookies. Just a few extra ingredients added to pancake mix and you’ve got yourself a great cookie. Bet you can’t have just one.

pancake mix cookies

This post is sponsored by Foodland Hawai’i. All opinions, as always, are my own.

I love a good cookie just as much as the next person, but sometimes you just don’t want to get out all the ingredients to make it. Well I’ve got a simple hack for that, pancake mix cookies.

No chilling or rolling of dough here. And even better, it’s baked in a pan and cut into bars. Easy baking and easy clean up. Win win in my books.

Re-purposing one ingredient to create another is the best idea ever and even the littlest cooks can help to make this recipe.

foodlands maikai buttermilk pancake mix

Whether you’re making Halloween pancake mix cookies bars, Halloween peanut butter balls, or Frankenstein marshmallow pops you are sure to find a yummy treat to enjoy for Halloween.

What are pancake mix cookie bars?

Well, just that. Cookies that are made with pancake mix. No need to get out all the separate dry ingredients and measure it. Get your pancake mix and whip up these delicious cookies.

Another hack is to make cookies using brownie mix.

Ingredients for pancake mix cookies?

ingredients for pancake mix cookie bars

The fun thing about these cookies are the customization options. The options truly are endless. This recipe will be using black and orange candy melts to create a Halloween theme, but you can totally decorate them as you wish.

Optional mix ins:

  • Chocolate chips
  • M&Ms
  • Nuts
  • Dried berries

Can I make the batter ahead of time?

The great thing about these cookies is that you can make the batter ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day or two and bake them up as you wish.

Can you freeze pancake mix cookie dough?

Another great way to prep this ahead of time is to make the dough ahead of time and freeze until ready. This dough will keep for 2-3 months in an airtight container.

How to store pancake mix cookies?

Once cookies are completely cooled you can store in an airtight container or zip top bag at room temperature for 4-5 days.

bite taken out of pancake mix cookie bars

Other great cookie recipes to try

How to make pancake mix cookie bars?

  • Pre heat oven to 350F.
  • Add brown sugar and butter to a bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix until smooth. Then add egg and vanilla extract. Continue to mix until everything is well combined.
pancake mix cookie bar miix in glass bowl
  • Next add Maika’i buttermilk pancake mix and mix until well combined.
pancake mix cookie bar mix in glass bowl
  • Spray an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place cookie dough in pan. Wet hands and evenly spread dough in pan.
pancake mix cookie bar mix in pan
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Once cool, melt candy melts in 15 second intervals until melted, and drizzle over the top. ENJOY!
drizzling melted chocolate on pancake mix cookie bars
pancake mix cookie bars

Pancake Mix Cookie Bars

Yield: 9 cookie bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy pancake mix cookie recipe will give you a quick shortcut to delicious cookies. Just a few extra ingredients added to pancake mix and you’ve got yourself a great cookie. Bet you can’t have just one.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) Maika'i buttermilk pancake mix
  • Optional: black and orange candy melts

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350F.
  2. Add brown sugar and butter to a bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix until smooth. Then add egg and vanilla extract. Continue to mix until everything is well combined.
  3. Next add Maika'i buttermilk pancake mix and mix until well combined.
  4. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place cookie dough in pan. Wet hands and evenly spread dough in pan.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  7. Once cool, melt candy melts in 15 second intervals until melted, and drizzle over the top. ENJOY!

Notes

*If you wish to add chocolate chips, add it prior to baking.

*You can also decorate with sprinkles, colored chocolate candies, etc.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on October 22nd, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “Pancake Mix Cookie Bars”

  1. I got a food service sized box of pancake mix from a food box a while ago, how many cups of the pancake mix should I use to make the pancake mix cookies

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