3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chewy and super delicious! Made with the batter from your favorite box of cake mix these cookies are so easy to make and will be ready in just a few minutes.
These cookies made from cake batter is one of my favorite recipes because they are so simple to make. Some of my other favorite easy dessert recipes are these Homemade Brownies, Jello Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Easy Cake Mix Cookies
Have you ever made cookies from a box of cake mix? Not only do they taste amazing, they are super simple to make and only require 3 ingredients! Making them is essentially a no-fuss, fantastic treat. Take a look at our video below and see for yourself just how easy it is to make these cookies from a box of cake mix. I’m not sure who came up with this brilliant idea but ever since I found out about it, I was hooked!
Ingredients For Cake Mix Cookies
What I love most about this recipe, is that you don’t need any fancy ingredients to make them. Just grab these simple ingredients that I’m sure you already have in your house and get backing!
- Your favorite flavor of cake mix
- Vegetable Oil
- 2 Eggs
How to Make Cake Mix Cookies
First, grab your three ingredients – cake mix (any flavor), eggs and oil. Dump all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir with a spatula until combined. Your cookie dough should be firm, but sticky. Next, place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet. I like to use a small ice cream scoop to measure the amount of dough for each cookie. This way they’re all about the same size and they should cook evenly. Once they’re on the cookie sheet, bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes.
I usually bake them on top of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to make cleaning up even easier. If the bottom of your cookies are burning before they are fully cooked, try moving your cookie sheet one level higher in the oven. If that doesn’t work, consider purchasing a new cookie sheet. As cookie sheets get old, the bottom of your cookies will tend to cook faster than they should.
Pull them out of the oven when they are tall and gooey, but starting to brown on the edges. Leave them on the baking sheet while they cool to continue baking a bit. Once they have cooled enough to handle them, it’s time to decorate!
Tools I Used To Make Cake Mix Cookies
- These baking mats are my favorite because they can go in the dishwasher
- A small ice cream scoop
- I use an AirBake cookie sheet but any will work just fine
- My favorite cake mix is Betty Crocker and they even have gluten free mixes
Cake Mix Cookie Variations
There are so many ways to dress up these easy cookies made from cake mix. Here are a few more flavor ideas that I’ve tried out and absolutely loved! I love how versatile and endless the possibilities are with these cookies. In very little time you can have a full spread of cookies to serve without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
I love how these strawberry cookies turned out! I love the bright color of the cookie with pastel colored sprinkles. Just looking at it puts a smile on my face! Once you’ve baked them according to above directions, then sprinkle with powder sugar, or frost and add sprinkles!
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
I don’t know about you but I am chocolate’s biggest fan! I don’t know what it is but every time I wake up from a nap, I have a craving for chocolate! Usually I’ll just whip together a batch of these cookies because they’re so easy to make. One quick tip before baking, roll the balls of chocolate dough into some powdered sugar. You can do this for any flavor but I just love the combination of chocolate and powdered sugar. Once you’ve done that, bake according to above directions.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
I love to make these lemon cookies in the summertime. I just love the zesty flavor contrasting with the sweetness of powdered sugar sprinkled over the top of them. For these I just baked them according to above directions, then sprinkle with powdered sugar once they cool completely.
There are so many other options to choose from, you’ll never run out of options. I can’t wait to make more of these with little pieces of candy mixed into them. What are some of your favorite cake mix cookie recipes or variations? Leave us a comment below and let us know. I can’t wait to hear your ideas!
More Cake Mix Cookie Recipes
- Lemon Cake Cookies using Cool Whip
- Devil’s Food Cake Mix Cookies
- Strawberry Lemonade Cake Mix Cookies
3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Once you’ve had a chance to make these easy cookies, leave me a comment below and let me know what your favorite flavor was. I can’t wait to hear how they turned out!
3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies
3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chewy and super delicious!
- 1 18.25 oz box of cake mix any flavor
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- frosting, sprinkles, powdered sugar optional
Heat oven to 375.
Mix cookie ingredients together.
Roll cookies into golf-ball sized balls and place them onto cookie sheet.
Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Cool completely, then add frosting and sprinkles, or dust with powdered sugar. For chocolate cake mix cookies, roll your balls of dough through a pile of powdered sugar before baking.