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Cake Mix Cookies

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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.

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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!

What You’ll Need

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

Three Ingredients – First, grab your  favorite 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.

Form Them – 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.

strawberry cake mix cookies recipe was used to create the batter for this tray of uncooked strawberry cake mix cookies

Bake – 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!

cooked pink strawberry cake mix cookies on a baking sheet without any frosting

Baking Tips

Prep – I usually bake them on top of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to make cleaning up even easier.

What If The Bottoms Burn – 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.

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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

Recipe 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!

On Strawberry Cake Mix Cookie on a white plate with white frosting and colored 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.

baked chocolate cake mix cookies with powdered sugar on a cookie sheet

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.

a stack of lemon cake mix cookies with a glass of milk and a plate of more cookies in the background

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

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!

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4.6 from 50 votes

3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies

3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chewy and super delicious!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 63 kcal


  • 1 18.25 oz box of cake mix any flavor
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • frosting, sprinkles, powdered sugar optional


  1. Heat oven to 375.

  2. Mix cookie ingredients together.

  3. Roll cookies into golf-ball sized balls and place them onto cookie sheet.

  4. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the edges start to brown.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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