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!
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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 Recipes 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!
Tools/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
- White Chips
- Reese’s Pieces
- Chopped Candy Bars
- 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!
- Spice Cake
- Carrot Cake
- Red Velvet
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!
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
Looking For More Cake Mix Cookies? Try These:
- Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Cake Mix Carrot Cake Cookies
- Strawberry Gooey Butter Cookies
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 24 cookies 1x
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Dessert
Easy Cake Mix Cookies are a fun way to mix and match cake flavors to add-ins! My kids LOVE to make these!
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- 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.
- Mix in desired add-ins until evenly incorporated.
- 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.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
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
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 119
- Sugar: 7.9 g
- Sodium: 126.3 mg
- Fat: 6.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.6 g
- Protein: 1.2 g
- Cholesterol: 15.5 mg
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243 comments on “Cake Mix Cookies”
Would the batter be easy to roll out and use cookie cutters with?
I made this recipe today with a strawberry 15 oz mix . I added a box of instant choc pudding along with 2 eggs, 1/2 cp oil and 1/2 mini chips, possibly more, I rolled into balls some I rolled in ground nuts.Turned out Awesome. Taste just like a choc covered strawberry.
I made these tonight with the strawberry cake mix and white chips I added everything I was suppose to included the 1/4 cup flour bc I couldn’t find the 18 oz box. It’s more Cakey than anything. What could I improve or try next time? Was I suppose to leave out water as the box instructed or not add the flour..
You were supposed to leave out the water. It’s what allowed the rise you got from the steam. Although you’ll find they are just slightly cake-y even when you follow the recipe. Just 3 ingredients without any add-ins. Those you can add as many as you’d like. I chopped up sidereal Halloween candy leftovers for mine. They were pretty alright lol. Good luck though next time! I’m sure you’ll like them.
Don’t use the extra flour. I also used melted margarine instead of the oil. My son doesn’t like sweets but he loved these. The were thicker then regular cookies but really good.
i used melted butter, because i only had olive oil on hand. they turned out cakey instead of chewy…if i make them again, i will try one egg instead of two.
I did chocolate fudge cake mix. Added 1/4 cup flour (I’m at a high altitude 6,500ft) added mint chips and an 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract. Baked for 9 minutes.
Came out PERFECT!
Tasted like soft thinking cookies. I brought them to a party. My cookies ran out first! Thank You for this wonderful recipe!
Thank you so much for sharing your adaptations! Love hearing the creativity!
Third time making these cookies. Used vanilla, strawberry and pecan cake mixes. For me the strawberry was very good with walnuts added.
Why use oil like the cake recipe instead of butter like a cookie recipe?
Baked goods with butter in the fry out faster than baked goods with cooking oil. So your cookies stay moist longer with cooking oil.
I made using Red Velvet cake and added espresso chocolate chips. Someone at the party said they were the best cookies ever!
How long can you freeze these for?
I always recommend up to a month for best freshness 🙂
WHY does this recipe say it makes 4 doz?!
Mine made 8 large..
i got 26 1½ inch cookies