Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies are an easy cookie recipe that you can mix and match cake flavors and add-ins! Mix in chocolate chips, M&Ms, sprinkles, peanut butter chips and more to your favorite cake mix flavor and get creative!

Cake Mic Cookies are an easy adaptable cookie base

Making Cookies With Cake Mix Couldn’t Be Easier!

You know I love an easy cookie recipe and baking using cake mix as a short cut ingredient is a trick I am fully on board with! Cake Mix is such a great time saver, and while I don’t use it all the time, I feel like it definitely has a time and place when I’m in a pinch! One of my favorites is my Cake Mix Brownies! I even have a whole section on my site here for Cake Mix Recipes!

Here are some of my favorite using Cake Mix:

Cake Mix Cookies are an easy cookie recipe

How To Make Cookies Using Cake Mix

There are days when I really crave something home-baked, but don’t feel like breaking out the measuring cups, and this easy cookie recipe is just the answer! You only need 3 ingredients, plus any add-ins you desire!

What You’ll Need:

  • Cake Mix. I like vanilla cake mix the best!
  • Eggs. Use large eggs for this recipe.
  • Oil. I use vegetable oil in this recipe, however, any light colored oil will work such as Canola Oil or Corn Oil.

What Can I Add Into Cake Mix Cookies?

This is one place you can get creative when making these cookies or you can keep it simple and leave them plain!

  • Chocolate Chips
  • M&M’s
  • White Chips
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Chopped Candy Bars
  • Sprinkles
  • Peanut Butter Chips

What Kind Of Cake Mix Can You Use?

Here’s another place you can use your imagination! There are so many flavor combos that could be great!

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Spice Cake
  • Carrot Cake
  • Red Velvet
  • Lemon
  • Funfetti

The Recipe Calls for 18-ounce Cake Mix, What If You Can Only Find 15- ounces?

I have found that they seem to be phasing out the old 18- ounce cake mixes and only sell 15- ounces. So to work around this I add 1/4 cup extra all purpose flour to the mix.

I will be honest and say that you can absolutely just use the 15 ounce in place of the 18 without any variation, the cookies will be only *slightly thinner. Cake mix is very forgiving!

M&Ms Cake Mix Cookies

Here Are Some Flavor Combo Ideas!

There are so many possibilities here, but I’ll give you a few fun ideas:

  • Red Velvet + White Chips
  • Chocolate Cake + Peanut Butter Chips
  • Spice Cake + Cinnamon Chips
  • Carrot Cake + White Chips
  • White Cake + Fruity Pebbles
  • Lemon Cake + White Chips
  • Strawberry Cake + Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Cake + Rolo Candies

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Cake Mix Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

Easy Cake Mix Cookies are a fun way to mix and match cake flavors to add-ins! My kids LOVE to make these!


Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 – ounce) box cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup add-ins like chocolate chips or M&M’s (if adding in sprinkles use 1/2 cup)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil until smooth. Alternately you can do this step in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mixing ingredients on low until combined.
  3. Mix in desired add-ins until evenly incorporated.
  4. Using a medium (2- tablespoon) cookie scoop portion the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet 2- inches apart. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until lightly golden at the edges.
  5. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Notes:

Store in an airtight container for up 3 days.

Use any flavor cake mix you would like and mix and match add-ins!

If you can’t find the 18- ounce size of cake mix and can only fid the 15 ounce, just add in 1/4 cup extra all purpose flour.

*Nutritional information does not include add-ins

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Aisha Perez
October 28, 2020 3:24 pm

can you use butter as an alternative for oil ?

Les Paul Guy
October 21, 2020 6:03 pm

15 oz. cake mix. The deal is…they give you less and charge the same (or more). It’s all about the bottom line: $$$. Same thing with candy bars. Smaller size, same price.

barbara a dale
October 17, 2020 10:02 pm

Spice cake with butterscotch morsels is unbelievably divine. crazy divine actually.

Chris
October 1, 2020 8:15 pm

Do you think I could use dried cherries?

Carmen Salomé
September 16, 2020 6:48 pm

All I have is almond flour. Can I use that instead of the flour.

morgaine
September 16, 2020 6:35 pm

This is my first time on this site and i have to say the cookie batter came out fantastic also this is a great quick dessert that you can make

Rebecca
September 15, 2020 11:48 pm

I used it to top a peach cobbler.

Omg it is delish, very tender.

lisa
September 3, 2020 5:20 am

I LOVE homemade cookie! I also love how easy these are to make. SO colorful, Thank you for sharing it!

Madeline
August 23, 2020 5:58 pm

My cake mix is 15.25 oz, do I need to alter the oil and eggs?

Mack
August 17, 2020 5:59 pm

Pina Colada Cookies!

I am getting ready to make these with a pineapple cake mix and I’m going to add coconut flakes to the batter!

Olivia Rios
July 31, 2020 8:24 pm

Hi! My cookies are coming out doughy, do you know why?

July 26, 2020 5:01 am

Hey Shelly,
Today, I made it and my son very like it. He ate 3 cakes. I’m so happy about that. Thanks you!

Kendall Solway
July 20, 2020 7:33 pm

Can I use olive oil instead??

Megan
July 5, 2020 12:46 am

I’m trying to figure out what to do with a leftover cake mix I have. Are these better than normal cake?

Sarah
June 23, 2020 11:23 pm

I used a chocolate fudge cake mix and it’s only 15 oz. I didn’t add extra flour because I didn’t think it needed it and they came out perfect!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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