Cake Mix Cookies – 4 Ways

When you’re craving cookies you cant help the feeling. These Cake Mix Cookies are fun, easy and you can make any flavor imaginable.

Cake Mix Cookies

So we are a big cookie household. I used to absolutely hate cookies, but but my husband had always loved them so after we got married I ended up making them more and more and they finally just grew on me.

If you haven’t noticed there are SO many cookie recipes out there. I love myself a good homemade cookie but sometimes we want something just quick and easy and these Cake Mix Cookies are one of our go-to options.

Now like any kid, mine always have a different flavor that they like. So these Cake Mix Cookies are the perfect option to satisfy all of their cravings in one or in this case four simple ways.

Cake Mix Cookie Recipe

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?

  • Cake mix
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Mix ins 

Now tell me that that list can not get any more simple than that. Like I’ve pretty much said in all my posts, we like quick and easy around here. Even if it looks difficult chances are it is easy on this website.

The cookie flavors we chose to make for these cookies are:

  • Cookies and Cream
  • Chocolate M&M’s
  • Pecan Spice
  • Mint Chocolate

My husbands favorite cookie hands down was the Cookies and Cream, but he is a sucker for anything Oreo so I knew right from the start that those were going to be his favorite.

How to make cookies from cake mix

My favorite were the Chocolate M&M’s and the kids were all over the board when it came to what they like. They are kids so they usually have a hard time in choose which one the like best, hence why these 4 different recipes are such a great idea.

The best thing about these cookies is that you can freeze them. You can even freeze the dough for later use if you would like. 

Just portion out your cookie size and place them in ziploc baggies with parchment paper in-between your layers and freeze them for up to 3 months then let thaw in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before baking.

If you’ve never made cookies from cake mix you are MISSING OUT! So I won’t lie, we buy a lot of cake mix just to have on hand so when it doesn’t go to use for a cake or something cookies are our next best option.

Cookies from cake mix

Also, if you are anything like me then you will have a pantry that is full of half bags of chocolate chips M&M’s and such because let’s face it, a lot of the time recipes don’t usually call for whole bags.

So these easy cake mix cookies are the perfect way to clean out our pantry and you can start from scratch in building it back up again.

These recipe also make a lot of cookies, with each recipe making about 18-24 depending on how you portion your cookie sizes. So if you are a cookie lover then these are all for you.

They also make a fun holiday tin or gift option to package up and give to family, friends and neighbors or to take to a bake sale if you have one coming up. Trust me, no one will know that these cookie were made from a boxed cake mix.

Easy Cake Mix Cookies

HOW TO MAKE COOKIES FROM CAKE MIX:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat.
  • In large bowl add your cake mix, oil and eggs and mix to combined.
  • Add your desired mix-in and stir to combine.
  • Using a cookie scoop place onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are just golden, you will want them to look a little underdone because they will keep cooking.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

When it comes to cookies you can’t get any easier than this cake mix cookie recipe. They are fun and easy and the perfect recipe to let the kids help you in the kitchen.

Best Cake Mix Cookies

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5 from 7 votes
Cake Mix Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

When you're craving cookies you cant help the feeling. These Cake Mix Cookies are fun, easy and you can make any flavor imaginable.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 841 kcal
Ingredients
COOKIES AND CREAM:
  • 1 18 oz box white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 white chocolate chips
  • 6 oreos crushed
CHOCOLATE M&M'S:
  • 1 18 oz box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup mini M&M's
MINT CHOCOLATE:
  • 1 18 oz box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup andes baking chips
PECAN SPICE:
  • 1 18 oz box spice cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat.
  3. In large bowl add your cake mix, oil and eggs and mix to combined.
  4. Add your mix-in and stir to combine.
  5. Using a cookie scoop place onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are just golden, you will want them to look a little underdone because they will keep cooking.
  6. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 841 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 840mg 35%
Potassium 334mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 95g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 56g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 18.9%
Iron 30.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cake Mix Cookies

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