All you need are just four ingredients to make these Cake Mix Cookies. My recipe includes instructions for three different flavor varieties: M&Ms, sprinkles, and cinnamon.
This cake mix cookies recipe makes 18 cookies and costs about $3.33 to make. That’s just $0.19 per cookie!
Cake Mix Cookies
Licking the bowl after mixing up cake or cookie batter is a guilty pleasure of mine. I know I’m not alone; it’s seriously so good!
These cake mix cookies are the best of both worlds. Cake batter in the form of a cookie? Sign me up! If you love cake mix as much as I do, you will want to make these cake mix cookies as soon as possible.
These cookies taste like luscious cake batter with a crispy exterior that is nice and chewy in the middle. You can easily change these cookies with the seasons or celebration, depending on the sprinkles or mix-ins you use! These are a great alternative to cupcakes for birthday celebrations at school!
How do you make cookies from a cake mix?
First, move the oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place parchment paper on two cookie sheets and set them aside.
Next, mix the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Stir in the mix-ins.
Then, form the dough into balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 15 minutes, and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Finally, serve and enjoy.
Are cake mix cookies chewy or cake-like?
Cake mix cookies are chewy and not at all cake-like. They flatten as they cool, which gives them the chewy texture that we all love.
How much will this cake mix cookie recipe cost to make?
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
RECIPE COST: $3.33
COST PER SERVING: $0.19
- 16.25 oz white cake mix – $1.29
- 2 large eggs – $0.20
- ⅓ cup + 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil – $0.24
MIX INS: pick one
- ½ cup sprinkles – $0.89
- ½ cup mini M&Ms – $1.09
- ½ cup cinnamon sugar – $1.60
- cookie sheets
- parchment paper OR silicone baking mats
- large mixing bowl
- measuring cups
- mixing spoon
- 3-Tablespoon cookie scoop
- wire cooling rack
How long are these cake mix cookies good for:
SERVE AND STORE: Store and serve cookies at room temperature. It’s best to store them in an airtight container, and they will stay fresh for about three days.
FREEZE: Wrap individual cookies in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. They can stay in the freezer for about three months.
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- Gingersnap Cookie Recipe
- Browned Butter and M&M Pretzel Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies with M&Ms
- Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
- The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Lemon and Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies
- Proper Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies
- White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Cake Mix Cookies
- 16.25 ounce box white cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup + 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup mix-ins such as sprinkles cinnamon sugar, or mini m&ms
PREP OVEN AND COOKIE SHEETS:
- Move the oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
MIX COOKIE DOUGH:
- In a large bowl, add cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.
- Use a wooden spoon to mix everything until combined and no flour streaks remain.
- Stir the mix-ins into the batter until evenly distributed.
- Use a 3-tablespoon scoop to scoop the batter. Roll the scooped batter into balls.
- Place the dough balls 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes, rotating the cookie sheets halfway through baking. The cookies are done when the centers are puffed, and the edges are lightly golden and set.
COOL AND SERVE:
- Cool the cookies on the cookie sheets for 15 minutes. Then, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes. Serve.
- The mix-ins in the recipe are just suggestions. Other possible mix-ins include chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, mini peanut butter cups, coconut, chopped nuts, etc.
- Also, feel free to use a yellow cake mix or chocolate cake mix.