Love cake mix cookies? Grab a boxed cake mix and learn how to make 20 Delicious and Easy Cookies from Cake Mix that everyone will love!
20 Easy Cookies from Cake Mix
Cake mix cookies are one of the best ways to use a boxed cake mix to make a crowd-pleasing dessert!
Today I’m sharing 20 easy cookies from cake mix recipes that are so delicious you’ll want to make again and again.
I’m also including my best tips, tricks, and baking tools for making the perfect cake mix cookies every time.
And with so many cake mix cookie flavors and varieties, you’ll definitely find a new favorite (or three) on this list!
What are cake mix cookies?
Just as the name says, they’re cookies made simple with a box of cake mix and only a few other ingredients.
Cake mix cookies are soft and chewy, and with so many cake mix flavors – the delicious possibilities are endless.
Reasons you’ll love cookies from cake mix:
- They’re delicious + easy to make
- They’re made with just 3-6 ingredients
- They’re super versatile with tons of flavor options
- They’re great for serving at parties or gatherings
Ingredients for cake mix cookies:
As mentioned above, most cookies made from cake mix don’t require a long list of ingredients and are SO EASY to make.
In fact, most cake mix recipes are made with a simple base of just 3 ingredients: boxed cake mix, eggs, and oil.
Depending on the cake mix recipe, you can also add in mix-ins such as chocolate chips or nuts, or top with a glaze.
But even with mix-ins or a glaze added, cake mix cookies are still super simple to make and a great choice if you’re wanting to make an easy dessert that everyone will love.
Cake Mix cookies are a lot of fun to make, because you can either keep them plain or add in your favorite mix-ins.
Here’s just a few ideas of what to add in your cookie dough:
- Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter Chips
- Chopped Candy Bars
- Chopped Nuts
You can also add fun toppings to make your cake mix cookies look even prettier and of course taste more delicious!
- Powdered Sugar Glaze
- Cream Cheese Icing
- Chocolate Icing
- Toasted Coconut
- Fruit Glaze
- Cinnamon Sugar
Cake Mix Cookie FAQ’s
Can you make cookies from cake mix?
Yes! Cake mix makes absolutely delicious cookies and best of all – it’s SO EASY to make cookies from cake mix!
What type of cake mix is best for cake mix cookies?
One of the best things about cake mix cookies is the extreme versatility of the recipe.
You can use pretty much any type and flavor of cake mix and they’ll turn out delicious!
Which box cake mix is the best?
That said, I’ve made cake mix cookies with the following brands with great success:
- Duncan Hines
- Betty Crocker
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How to Make The Best Cookies from Cake Mix (Tips & Tricks)
Tip #1- Refrigerate Your Cookie Dough
Cake mix cookies are a stickier consistency than regular cookie dough, which can make them messy/hard to work with if the dough is warm.
That’s why I ALWAYS recommend refrigerating your dough for at least 30 minutes – 1 hour before baking cookies from a cake mix.
Tip #2 – Don’t Over-bake Them
For perfectly soft and chewy cake mix cookies, only bake until the edges are set.
The center will look slightly soft/underbaked but will continue to firm up as the cookies cool.
Tip #3 – Use These Tools for Cake Mix Cookies
Making cookies from cake mix is quite simple, but I definitely recommend using these affordable baking tools to make it easier.
This is my most-used baking tool and it makes mixing the cookie dough SO much quicker + easier than mixing by hand.
Another tool that will help speed up the process is a cookie scoop. It also helps ensure all your cake mix cookies are the same size.
I recommend using pre-cut parchment paper for easy, mess-free, and even baking. This is especially needed if you’re using older baking sheets.
Whenever I make any cookies, I always use these large baking sheets. This allows me to fit more cookies per pan and these pans always bake my cookies evenly.
To ensure your cookies remain soft and fresh, storing them in an airtight container is a MUST.
When stored properly, your cake mix cookies can last up to a week.
Cake mix cookies can also be frozen like this.
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20 Easy Cake Mix Cookie Recipes
- Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- Red Velvet Cake Whoopie Pies
- Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Oreo Cake Mix Cookies
- German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
- Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
- Cake Mix Sugar Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies
- Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
- Funfetti Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies
- Glazed Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
- Lemon Cool Whip Cookies
- Lemon Blueberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Glazed Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Strawberry Lemonade Cake Mix Cookies
- Coconut Cake Mix Cookies
- Carrot Cake Mix Cookies
- Glazed Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
- Caramel Spice Cake Mix Cookies
How to Make Red Velvet Cookies from Cake Mix
These easy 5-ingredient red velvet cake cookies are soft, fudgy, and delicious. Make them for holidays or anytime you have a red velvet craving!
Turn your red velvet cookies into fun sandwich cookies with a delicious cream cheese frosting filling.
How to Make Chocolate Cookies from Cake Mix
These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and are perfect for a chocolate-lover. Made simple with just 4 ingredients!
Forget store-bought Oreos and make your own! These easy chocolate sandwich cookies are soft, chewy and so yummy.
This easy cookie has all the flavors of delicious German chocolate cake in cookie form.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cake Mix
In a hurry to make chocolate chip cookies fast? Try these shortcut cookies which are chewy, chocolate, and delicious.
Mint chocolate chip lovers will absolutely love these yummy and festive-looking cake mix cookies.
How to Make Sugar Cookies from Cake Mix
Forget complicated sugar cookies! These sugar cake mix cookies are made with just 3 ingredients and taste delicious.
How to Make Snickerdoodle Cookies from Cake Mix
Want to jazz up plain sugar cookies? Try these yummy and simple snickerdoodle cookies coated in delicious cinnamon sugar.
How to Make Funfetti Cookies from Cake Mix
These birthday cake cookies are soft and chewy, and taste just like delicious birthday cake. They’re the perfect way to celebrate your special day!
Make your birthday special with these cake batter flavored sandwich cookies loaded with a cream cheese frosting in the middle and decorated with sprinkles.
How to Make Lemon Cookies from Cake Mix
You can’t go wrong with these 5-ingredient lemon cake mix cookies. They’re topped with a delicious glaze that’s bursting with lemon flavor.
Did you know you can make cookies with a boxed cake mix and cool whip? These delicious lemon cookies are made simple with just 4 ingredients.
Lemon, blueberry, and cream cheese make for the perfect flavor combination in these easy cake mix cookies. So yummy!
How to Make Strawberry Cookies from Cake Mix
Grab a strawberry cake mix and some strawberry jam to make these simple and oh so delicious strawberry cookies.
These fun and yummy strawberry lemonade flavor cookies are perfect for summer and bursting with flavor!
How to Make Pumpkin Cookies from Cake Mix
You’ll want to make these delicious and easy pumpkin spice cake mix cookies every Fall season! The cinnamon maple glaze is absolutely divine.
How to Make Caramel Cookies from Cake Mix
You only need just 4 ingredients to make these caramel spice cake mix cookies. These pair perfectly with apple cider.
How to Make Coconut Cookies from Cake Mix
These frosted cookies are perfectly sweet and have just the right amount of coconut. Great for summertime or year-round!
How to Make Carrot Cookies from Cake Mix
These soft and perfectly sweet cookies are sure to satisfy any carrot-cake cravings. They’re also so pretty and perfect for serving at spring or Easter parties.
MORE CAKE MIX RECIPES:
- 20 Easy Poke Cake Recipes
- Easy Cake Mix Donuts
- Loaded Cake Mix Cookie Bars
- Quick Pineapple Upside Down Cake
I hope you enjoyed today’s post with 20 Easy Cookies from Cake Mix Recipes. Which of these cake mix cookies will you be baking first?
Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara