You’ve just hit the holy grail of cake mix cookies! I’m giving you not one or two cake mix cookie flavors below, but thirteen! 

It starts with a simple 4-ingredient cake-mix cookie recipe and then the options are almost endless! This is the ultimate cookie recipe you need in your baking back pocket.

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Cookies Made with Cake Mix are the easiest cookies you’ll make!

These easy cake mix cookies are the answer to every busy baker’s prayers – they are so easy and so customizable! Save it, bookmark it, print it, share it with a friend – this is the cookie recipe you need. As you’ll see below, there are so many flavors you can make with the base recipe, all equally easy and delicious. 

These easy cookies are perfect for the beginner baker. There is no fancy kitchen gear like an electric mixer required. All you need are your standard mixing bowls and a rubber spatula and you can make perfectly baked chewy cookies.

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rows of assorted cake mix cookies including strawberry, sprinkle, funfetti, chocolate, red velvet and chocolate chip
  • Simple ingredients: These cookies are made with just 4 ingredients, and then whatever flavor mix-ins you’d like to add! (See below for more details on flavors.)
  • Easy to make. ​These are some of the easiest cookies you’ll ever make because they start with boxed cake mix.
  • 13 flavor options. There are so many options with these cookies, there’s something for every occasion and craving!
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Ingredients for making Cookies with Cake Mix

This is such a basic recipe that starts with just 4 ingredients, and then you add your favorite mix-ins. Keep reading for flavor options, tips, and get the full recipe in the recipe card below.

  • Cake Mix
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Mix ins  
mix-ins for cake mix cookies including chocolate chips, M&Ms, pecans, peanut butter chips, red & green M&Ms, andes mints, sprinkles, white chocolate chips, and powdered sugar

Combinations: 

  • Christmas Sprinkle
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Funfetti
  • Double Chocolate
  • Red Velvet
  • M&M
  • Chocolate Crinkle
  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Andes Mint
  • Lemon
  • Carrot Cake
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How to make Cookies out of Cake Mix

Just a few easy steps to make these delicious cookies! Keep reading for the individual instructions for each cookie flavor, and get the full recipe with ingredients and measurements in the recipe card below.

  1. Prep oven and baking sheets. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line one or more baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 
  1. Combine main ingredients. In a mixing bowl, empty the entire box of cake mix. Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs to the cake mix. Use a hand mixer or a spoon to thoroughly mix the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs together until you have a well-combined cookie dough. The dough should be thick and slightly sticky.
  1. Stir in any mix-ins. Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough into about 1.5-2 tablespoon balls. Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2-3 inches of space between each. 
  2. Pro tip: Roll into balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking. This ensures the cookies won’t spread or get flat!
  3. Bake. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden brown. Be careful not to overbake; the cookies will continue to set as they cool.

cookie dough balls of assorted flavors of cake mix cookies in rows on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with boxed cake mix, M&Ms and sprinkles around it

Christmas Sprinkle

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine white cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in Christmas M&Ms and sprinkles and portion into dough balls. 

Reese’s Pieces

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in Reese’s pieces and portion into dough balls. 

Funfetti

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine funfetti cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Portion into dough balls, rolling the balls in extra sprinkles if desired. 

Double Chocolate

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips and portion into dough balls. 

Red Velvet

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine red velvet cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in white chocolate chips and portion into dough balls. 

M&M

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in M&Ms and portion into dough balls. 

Chocolate Crinkle

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Portion into dough balls, rolling each thoroughly in powdered sugar before baking. 

Strawberry

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine strawberry cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Portion into dough balls. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in peanut butter chips and portion into dough balls. 

Chocolate Chip

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and portion into dough balls. 

Andes Mint

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in andes mint pieces and portion into dough balls. 

Lemon

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine lemon cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. If desired stir in white chocolate chips and portion into dough balls. Or after baking, drizzle with a lemon glaze. 

Carrot Cake

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine carrot cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. 
  2. Stir in pecans and portion into dough balls. 
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Tips for making Cookies from Cake Mix

These cake mix cookies are the best when it comes to easy cookie recipes. For best results, follow these expert tips:

  • Chill. Chilling the cookie dough balls for at least 30 minutes to prevent spreading when baked.
  • Make uniform sized cookies. Use a cookie scoop to form uniform balls. 
  • Use parchment paper. Link your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent brown bottoms on your cookies.
assorted flavors of cake mix cookies in a wooden box with brown paper surrounded by red beads, pine tree stems and red and white string

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe Variations

  • Cookie sandwich. Use 2 cookies and make ice cream sandwiches!
  • Use different flavors of cake mixes. Each of the cookie flavors calls for a different flavor of cake mix, but you can switch any of them up and use your favorite box of cake mix, of course taking into consideration how it will change the flavor of your cookies. Of course, if you want chocolate cake mix cookies, you’ll want to stick with a box of chocolate cake mix, but you can change up the M&M cookies and use chocolate cake mix instead of yellow, for example.
  • Use different mix-ins. The best part of these cake mix cookies is how customizable they are. You can get creative with your mix-ins and customize to your preferences. For example, leave the white chocolate chips out of your red velvet cake mix cookies, or add them to your strawberry cookies.
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Storing Cookies From Cake Mix

These cookies are so good, they’ll go fast! If you have any leftovers, store these cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.

Can Cookies Made With Cake Mix be frozen?

Another reason I love cake mix cookies is because they freeze well! Simply allow them to cool completely, then add them to a freezer-safe bag separated by parchment paper. They will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready for a yummy cookie, simply thaw them on the counter for about 2 hours.

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Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

4.50 from 4 ratings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen
You've just hit the holy grail of cake mix cookies! I'm giving you not one or two cake mix cookie flavors below, but thirteen! It starts with a simple 4-ingredient cake-mix cookie recipe and then the options are almost endless! This is the ultimate cookie recipe you need in your baking back pocket.

Ingredients

  • Cake Mix, 15.25 oz
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of mix ins

Combinations:

  • Christmas Sprinkle
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Funfetti
  • Double Chocolate
  • Red Velvet
  • M&M
  • Chocolate Crinkle
  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Andes Mint
  • Lemon
  • Carrot Cake

Instructions
 

Cake Mix Cookie Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line one or more baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a mixing bowl, empty the entire box of cake mix. Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs to the cake mix. Use a hand mixer or a spoon to thoroughly mix the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs together until you have a well-combined cookie dough. The dough should be thick and slightly sticky.
  • Stir in any mix-ins. Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough into about 1.5-2 tablespoon balls. Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2-3 inches of space between each. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden brown. Be careful not to overbake; the cookies will continue to set as they cool. Pro tip: Roll into balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking. This ensures the cookies won’t spread or get flat!

Instructions for Specific Flavors

    Christmas Sprinkle

    • In a mixing bowl, combine white cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Stir in Christmas M&Ms and sprinkles and portion into dough balls.

    Reese’s Pieces

    • In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Stir in Reese’s pieces and portion into dough balls.

    Funfetti

    • In a mixing bowl, combine funfetti cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Portion into dough balls, rolling the balls in extra sprinkles if desired.

    Double Chocolate

    • In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips and portion into dough balls.

    Red Velvet

    • In a mixing bowl, combine red velvet cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Stir in white chocolate chips and portion into dough balls.

    M&M

    • In a mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Stir in M&Ms and portion into dough balls.

    Chocolate Crinkle

    • In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Portion into dough balls, rolling each thoroughly in powdered sugar before baking.

    Strawberry

    • In a mixing bowl, combine strawberry cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. Portion into dough balls.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter

    • In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Stir in peanut butter chips and portion into dough balls.

    Chocolate Chip

    • In a mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs. Stir in chocolate chips and portion into dough balls.

    Andes Mint

    • In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Stir in andes mint pieces and portion into dough balls.

    Lemon

    • In a mixing bowl, combine lemon cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • If desired stir in white chocolate chips and portion into dough balls. Or after baking, drizzle with a lemon glaze.

    Carrot Cake

    • In a mixing bowl, combine carrot cake mix, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 2 large eggs.
    • Stir in pecans and portion into dough balls.
    Cuisine: American
    Course: Dessert
    Author: Beth
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