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These Cake Mix Cookies are soft, moist and so delicious! You only need 3 ingredients to make them and nobody will know you used a cake mix. There are endless flavor combinations that make them so much fun for a party!

Cake Mix Cookies

There are so many good reasons to make cake mix cookies! You might not feel like messing with a lot of ingredients or be short of time. Or you don’t really like to bake, but still have a craving. Maybe you have an odd flavor of leftover cake mix to use up, and want easy cleanup.

These Cake Mix Cookies are soft, moist and so delicious! You only need 3 ingredients to make them and nobody will know you used a cake mix. There are endless flavor combinations that make them so much fun for a party!#CakeMixCookies

Well look no further: cake mix cookies to the rescue! The best part? Nobody will know you used a mix, as they look and taste like homemade with an irresistibly soft and moist texture. You get the best of both worlds, a cookie and cake in the same bite!

They’re one of my favorite cake mix recipes along with Cake Batter Fudge and perfect for holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day. So try them out!

Cake Mix Cookies

How to Make Cake Mix Cookies

Cake mix cookies are seriously one of the easiest recipes to make with just 3 steps:

  • Step 1: Make the cookie dough: Combine cake mix, eggs and oil in a medium bowl to form the cookie dough.
  • Step 2: Form dough balls: Use a soup spoon or cookie dough scoop to make 1 1/2-inch balls spaced 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Step 3: Bake: It should only take 15 minutes at 350°F, and place the baking sheet in the lower-middle rack of the oven.

It’s helpful to have a wire rack to let the cookies cool after baking. Then you can eat them as is, or add some decorations.

Favorite Decorating Combinations of Cake Mix Cookies

Here are a few of my favorite combos when making cake mix cookies:

  • Red Velvet cake mix with melted white chocolate or white chocolate chips (pictured here)
  • Devil’s Food cake mix with white chocolate chips
  • White cake mix with melted semisweet chocolate

Cake Mix Cookies

Tips and Secrets for Making the Best Cake Mix Cookies

  • Any kind of cake mix will work. Box sizes range from 15 – 18 oz and they should all work fine although I generally prefer Betty Crocker.
  • You can accessorize using various icings, sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut and beyond. The sky is the limit!
  • Melted chocolate has the best flavor for icing, but you can also use a tube of decorating gel or icing.
  • Use a cookie dough scoop to quickly make the dough into balls. Do not flatten the dough  before baking, as the cookies will be too thin.
  • If you prefer sugar-free cookies, you can use sugar-free cake mix or try making our popular 3 Ingredient Banana OAT Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Don’t forget about the potential to make these cake mix cookies into ice cream sandwiches! While you’re letting the cookies cool slightly after baking, remove your favorite ice cream from the freezer to soften slightly.

Place a large scoop between the bottoms of two cake mix cookies, and press together so the ice cream is about an inch thick.

You can freeze the ice cream sandwiches for up to a week before serving, although we like them fresh out of the oven.

Cake Mix Cookies
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Cake Mix Cookies

These Cake Mix Cookies are soft, moist and so delicious! You only need 3 ingredients to make them, and nobody will know you used a cake mix to make them. There are endless combinations of flavors and toppings that make them so much fun and perfect for a party!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 box cake mix, any 15-18 oz box is fine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, or melted butter

Serving ideas (optional)

  • 4 oz white chocolate, melted
  • powdered sugar
  • nuts, sprinkles, coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Set aside a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and oil to make the cookie dough.
  • Use a large spoon or scoop to firm 1 1/2-inch size balls from the cookie dough.
  • Place them onto the baking sheet spaced approximately 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes in the middle of the oven. 
  • Remove cookies from the oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  • Drizzle with optional melted white chocolate and chill for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to firm. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 315mg13%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: TipBuzz
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake batter cookies, cake mix cookies
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