Cake Mix Cookies

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Cake Mix Cookies …such an easy and delicious recipe made with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in’s!

We’ve shared a few different cake mix cookies, such as the strawberry cookieschocolate mint cookies, grinch cookies and red velvet gooey cookies, but I thought it was about time I shared the original cake mix cookie recipe. Now I’m not sure who the original creator of this recipe is, but I first saw it in a church cookbook I received many years ago and have made many different variations ever since. This cookie is great for when you need to make something quick and don’t have a lot of ingredients. I don’t know about you, but I pretty much always have a box of cake mix, oil and eggs on hand.

Cake mix cookies -such an easy and delicious recipe made with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in's!

How to Make Cake Mix Cookies

Basically all you need to make these cake mix cookies is a box of cake mix, oil and eggs. Then all you’re going to do is mix the ingredients together until the dough is smooth. Then add any mix-in’s if you’d like. I also like to refrigerate the dough, so it’s easier to work with. It tends to be a little stickier than your typical cookie dough because of the oil. You can find the printable recipe below.

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You can use pretty much any flavor of cake mix with these cookies. Then also feel free to add in your favorite mix-in. They also taste great dipped in chocolate.

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Cake mix cookies -such an easy and delicious recipe made with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in's!

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Cake mix cookies -such an easy and delicious recipe made with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in's!

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Cake mix cookies -such an easy and delicious recipe made with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in's!

These Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cookies I shared last month

Cake Mix Cookies -such an easy and delicious recipe made with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in's!

Cake Mix Cookies Video

Cake Mix Cookies Printable Recipe

Cake Mix Cookies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Cake + cookie = deliciousness. These seriously are so good!

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Ingredients

  • 1 box 15.25 ounce box cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Mix-in’s: Chocolate chips M&M’s, Rolos, etc. (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Stir together until combined. If you have the time, refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes (it will make it a little easier to work with, since it is sticky).
  3. Using a medium scoop or spoon, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking mat. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the cookies are set. You don’t want them to brown. Allow to cool on the pan for a couple minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  4. Once cooled, melt the chocolate and then dip half the cookie into the chocolate. Lay cookies onto a wax paper and add sprinkles if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cake mix cookies -such an easy and delicious recipe made with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in's!

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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20 comments on “Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. The cake mix cookies looks delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe. I think of preparing the cookies on birthday occasion and kids will also like it too. Thanks for the idea of cake mix cookies.

  2. Greedy, happy, tasty and so delicious!
    As usual your recipe make me feel hungry and now I need to taste it asap! I’m going to cookit in the next coming weekend for my visitors. Thanks a lot for the inspiration.

  3. I’m going to try these… yummy

  4. I made these cookies and liked them – great for a child’s event. I added a 1/4 coconut, broken pretzel pieces, mini m&m’s, and frozen chopped peanut butter cups.  They were good not as sweet as I would expect.   For Easter I think I’ll make with Easter colored candies and then melt white choc to drizzle on top.  Could you add sugar to the mix to make sweeter?  Just curious if you have tried.

    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      I haven’t tried, but you could! I would start with just adding a tablespoon or two of sugar to see how it changes the flavor and texture. Of course, the pretzels and coconut could have counter-balanced the sweetness, too, so maybe not add extra sugar to the Easter colored candies batch and see how that goes first? :)

  5. These should freeze pretty well, shouldn’t they? Also, do you think apple sauce would work as a substitute for the oil? And lastly, about how many cookies will this make? I think I’m going to just make half the recipe and toss them in the freezer.

    • I think they would freeze well, I would recommend freezing them the same day the are baked to keep them fresh. Applesauce should substitute great as well. It should make about 2 dozen cookies! Enjoy! :)

    • Ashley,
      Did you try with applesauce? Since I’ve stopped using vegetable oil in most things I cook, it’s all I can taste when I DO use it. YUCK

  6. I’m a baker but a little if times I’m not in the mood to go all out. This is an easy and extremely versatile recipe. You cannot mess it up. It tastes like I put a lot of work into it. Thanks for posting this!

  7. I love these cookies. I used pineapple supreme cake mix and after they where cooked and still soft a pushed a cherry down in center of hot cookie. They were beautiful and pure deliciousness.

  8. I baked these cookies for Christmas they were a huge hit 
    Think of all the different cake mixes and all the possibilities
    Of different cookies. They are Delicious. 

  9. I made the chocolate covered strawberry variety and dipped the corner in coral pink sugar for added decoration. They are perfectly soft and gorgeous. My husband won’t stop eating them. 

    I’ve tried devil’s food cake with an Andes mint melted on top and an orange cake cookie dipped in vanilla coating and green sugar. So yummy and pretty. Thanks for the post.

  10. heidi RENEE COOK-TONG Reply

    i added fruity pebbles cereal to a funfetti mix

  11. I love the idea of the half-dipped cookie. Haven’t thought of that. Now I need to track down some melting chocolate and the strawberry cake mix. The red velvets are amazing and chocolate is always a winner :) I’m starting to ponder what I want to make this spring and summer….

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