Cake Mix Cookies are an easy way to enjoy fresh bakery style cookies in your own home with practically zero effort. Making Cookies from Cake Mix means you don’t have to do any measuring and you simply can’t mess up. Fluffy, flavorful, amazing cookies every time. Learn how to make cookies from cake mix in any flavor combination. The best cookies recipes to make with cake mix are all right here!
Cake Mix Cookies
Cake mix cookies are a fun and easy way to make super soft and fluffy cookies at home. This is one of my favorite box cake mix hacks, and I’m going to show YOU how to make cookies from cake mix too.
I’ve made a few cake mix cookie recipes now and all I want to do is come up with more recipes using this simple hack. I love making them for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, or any other holiday. It’s such a simple dessert!
By using box cake mix to make cookies, you cut out all of the hassle of measuring out ingredients that comes along with baking cookies from scratch. Your dry ingredients are all set and prepared in the box of cake mix, so all you have to worry about is the wet ingredients.
In addition to showing you the basics of how to make cookies from cake mix, I’m also sharing some of my favorite easy cake mix cookie recipes. I love how creative you can get with these. Once you start with your preferred flavor of cake mix, you can add in all kinds of stuff to create new and interesting cookie recipes. There is no limit to what you can do!
Before you start whipping up a bunch of cookies from cake mix, you need to make sure you have all the essential baking tools in your kitchen. These items are pretty basic, so if you don’t have them already, they are well worth buying for all of your baking needs. All of these items will help you make cake mix cookies with ease!
- Baking Sheet
- Cooling Rack
- Electric Mixer
- Mixing Bowls
- Measuring Cups & Spoons
- Silicone Spatula
- Parchment Paper
For a basic cake mix cookie recipe, all you really need is your box of cake mix, oil, and eggs. This will turn the cake mix into cookie dough. However, some of these cake mix cookie recipes are a bit more creative, so sometimes you might need a few extra baking ingredients. These are mostly just basic baking ingredients that you’ll want to stock up on in your kitchen anyways.
- Vanilla Extract
- Confectioner’s Sugar
- Cake Mix
- Chocolate Chips
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
How to Make Cookies from Cake Mix
A general rule of thumb for turning cake mix into cookies is to add 2 eggs and 1/3 cup oil.
Don’t hold too hard to that rule, though. Consider it more of a guideline to start with, and make adjustments based on that type of cake mix you choose.
See the recipe card below for a basic recipe of How to Make Cookies from Cake Mix. Then scroll down to see our favorite cake mix cookie recipes.
What are cake mix cookies?
Cake Mix Cookies are exactly what they sound like. Use a box of cake mix from the store and turn it into a cookie dough. This saves a lot of time and hassle compared to baking cookies from scratch. You don’t have to buy a bunch of ingredients, you usually just need the cake mix, eggs, and oil.
How much oil do you put in cake mix cookies?
This question is up for debate. To say that there is a standard amount of oil to add into cake mix cookies would be an oversimplification. There are different types of cake mixes and different desired outcomes. However, generally ⅓ cup of oil up to ½ cup of oil will work best.
How do you make cookies with cake mix?
Making cookies from cake mix is just a matter of turning a pre-made box of cake mix into cookie dough. So all of your dry ingredients are accounted for in the mix. Just add your wet ingredients (oil and eggs) in the right amount to create a cookie dough.
How do you make cake mix cookies stay soft?
Using cake mix to make cookies is a great way to end up with super soft, moist cookies. If you want to ensure that your cookies are soft, don’t over bake them. Stick to a baking time of around 10 minutes. Store your cake mix cookies in an airtight container to keep them soft throughout the week.
10+ Easy Cake Mix Cookie Recipes
These are some of my favorite cake mix cookie recipes from The Cookie Rookie and from other bloggers. Some of them are more simple and straightforward, while other recipes really take cake mix cookies to the next level. They’re all delicious and so easy to make.
- Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies – The Cookie Rookie
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies – The Cookie Rookie
- Salted Caramel Brownie Mix Cookies – The Cookie Rookie
- Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies – Easy Dessert Recipes
- Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies – Inside BruCrew Life
- Rainbow Sprinkle-Fetti Cookies – Frugal Foodie Mama
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies – Beyond Frosting
- Eggnog Cake Mix Cookies – Dessert for Two
- Fudge Marble Cookies – Persnickety Plates
- Easy Butterfinger Brownie Cookies – Blackberry Babe
- Strawberry Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies – Beyond Frosting
- Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Cookies – Mom on Timeout
I hope this Cake Mix Cookies Guide helped you learn How to Make Cookies from Cake Mix! I just love coming up with fun recipes, so don’t be surprised if you see a few more here in the future. These are so easy to make, and a fun recipe to bake with the kids too!
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