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17 Cake Mix Cookies (+ Easy Recipes)

In the mood for warm, gooey cookies but don’t have the energy to make them from scratch? Check out these cake mix cookies instead! 

You can customize these versatile treats easily to suit all flavor preferences.

Plus, you’ll make them with ingredients that are likely already in your kitchen. 

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Most of them require cake mix, eggs, butter, and maybe a handful of other things.

But that’s about it! If you can bake a cake from a boxed cake mix, you can make cake mix cookies.

They might even prove to be your new favorite treat!

Now, let’s explore how effortless these delightful desserts can be.

1. Spice Cake Mix Cookies

These 20-minute, five-ingredient cookies are perfect for the holiday season.

You make them with a boxed spice cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. 

Then, you mix up a little cinnamon sugar for the topping.

They’re sweet, gently spiced, and have the perfect cookie texture. (Crisp edges and soft, chewy centers.)

Plus, they come with an unexpected bonus.

While baking, they’ll fill your whole house with the warm smell of fall and winter spices. 

Who needs a candle when you have the real thing baking in the oven?!

2. Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

These double chocolate cookies are melt-in-your-mouth soft and delicious.

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Making them with a boxed chocolate cake mix ensures they’re tasty enough. 

Once you add the semi-sweet chocolate chips, they’re out of this world.

If you have a chocoholic in the family, these are the cookies for them.

3. Fudge Crinkle Cookies With Cake Mix

Crinkle cookies are some of my favorite cookies, appearance-wise.

They’re just so pretty and unique-looking. These fudgy devil’s food cookies are no exception. 

They look fantastic, have a delightful texture, and taste incredible.

In short, they have it all. And did I mention they take only half an hour to make? 

4. Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most people don’t know this. But you can use a boxed yellow cake mix to make spectacular chocolate chip cookies.

They’re soft, gooey, and majorly chocolatey.

They’ll remind you of the red-package Chips Ahoy chewy chocolate chip cookies. And you’ll only need four ingredients to make them.

5. Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

These gorgeous red cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or July 4th.

For any occasion that celebrates with red, these cookies are ideal. 

They’re pillowy soft, flavorful, and taste like heaven when fresh from the oven.

Best of all, you can make two dozen in just 30 minutes. 

6. Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

These may look like overly chocolatey chocolate chip cookies, but they aren’t.

They’re chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, and that makes all the difference. 

They’re rich, indulgent, and unquestionably delectable. They’re the perfect cookies for fall and require only three ingredients.

You can’t beat them if you’re a pumpkin lover. 

7. Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

Everything about these snickerdoodles is delightful. They have crisp, crunchy edges and tender, chewy centers.

They also have plenty of the classic cinnamon-sugar snickerdoodle flavor. 

You won’t believe how easy they are to make, either.

You need five ingredients and less than 15 minutes from start to finish.

8. Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies

Making oatmeal cookies out of cake mix seems impossible, but it isn’t! It’s actually pretty easy.

However, these require more ingredients than most other cake mix cookies. 

You start with a yellow boxed cake mix. Then, add butter, brown sugar, oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, and an egg.

Finally, you mix in your oats and your choice of raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips.

That may seem like a lot of work, but it’s not.

In fact, you should be able to whip up 30 of these in less than 30 minutes.

They have that same chewy consistency that oatmeal cookies are known for.

However, these are somewhat lighter and softer. Luckily, that makes them better. 

9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

These cookies are overflowing with two American favorites: peanut butter and chocolate.

They’re thick and fudgy, somewhere between brownies and cookies. 

If you like peanut butter cups, you’ll love these fun, supremely gooey cookies.

10. Cake Mix Peanut Butter Blossoms

I’ve heard these cookies called a thousand different names.

Peanut butter blossoms are one of the prettiest, though, so let’s stick with that.

They’re soft, crumbly sugar cookies with a rich Hershey’s Kiss in the middle of each one.

They’re small, bite-sized mouthfuls of YUM – perfect for popping in your mouth on the go.

They also make excellent gifts in treat bags or candy tins for the holidays.

11. Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

These crumbly, cracked cookies are another melt-in-your-mouth option.

However, these have a much brighter, zestier taste than others. 

Every bite packs a wallop of lemony goodness. Don’t worry, though, they aren’t overly sour.

There’s just enough powdered sugar to make them sweetly tart instead of outright sour. 

12. Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

Do you know those oversized sugar cookies with super-rich frosting? You know, the kind every grocery store sells now?

That’s what these are, only I never make mine quite so thick. 

But they’re just as sweet, sugary, and over-the-top indulgent.

They’re so chewy and buttery that they’re almost addictive. 

The hardest thing about these will be keeping the kids out of them.

One of these goes a long way, but no one who tries them will want to stop at just one. 

13. Cake Mix Twix Cookies 

Love those thick sugar cookies but don’t enjoy all the sugary icing? No problem. Try these cake mix Twix cookies instead. 

They, too, are thick, soft, chewy, and sweet.

However, you cover them in melted caramel and milk chocolate instead of icing. 

You won’t use any Twix bars to make them, but they taste like a Twix.

Give them a try if caramel and chocolate are your jam.

14. Rolo Cake Mix Cookies

These cookies may look a little lumpy, but that’s because they have a surprise inside.

Each warm chocolate treat features a gooey Rolo center. 

I like to make these and not tell anyone what they are.

It’s always such a pleasure to see their faces when they bite into them. They expect chocolate, and they get it in spades! 

But they never suspect that gooey caramel center, and it always makes them happy to find it. 

15. Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

In the mood for something a little nuttier? These butter pecan cake mix cookies are just the thing.

They feature butter pecan ice cream’s warm, rich flavor but in cookie form. 

The cookies themselves are soft and tender. However, you get plenty of crunch from the chopped pecans.

The toffee bits provide a wealth of gooey yumminess, too. 

If you’re looking for a cookie to warm your heart, these are the ones you need. 

16. Carrot Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake is always a hit with my family in the fall and winter months.

However, homemade carrot cake can be a lot of work! 

I love my family, and sometimes, I don’t mind putting in the effort. At other times, I’m just too tired (or maybe lazy).

Either way, that’s when I make these cookies instead. 

They have all the rich flavorful goodness of carrot cake.

However, they come in a smaller, easier-to-make cookie package. They’re the best of both worlds. 

17. Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

I frequently make these pretty pink cookies for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.

Their gorgeous hue makes them perfect for both occasions. 

However, they’re quick and easy enough to make that they don’t require a special occasion.

You can whip them up in 30 minutes or less with just six ingredients. 

Make a batch the next time you’re in the mood for something strawberry. 

17 Cake Mix Cookies (+ Easy Recipes)

Save yourself some time and energy with these cake mix cookies! From chocolate to red velvet to oatmeal, these treats taste like they were made from scratch!


  • Spice Cake Mix Cookies

  • Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

  • Fudge Crinkle Cookies With Cake Mix

  • Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

  • Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

  • Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

  • Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

  • Cake Mix Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

  • Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

  • Cake Mix Twix Cookies

  • Rolo Cake Mix Cookies

  • Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

  • Carrot Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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