Cake mix cookies are an incredibly simple and delicious treat that can be customized with your favorite flavors and mix-ins.

Using a cake mix as the base, these cookies come together quickly, making them perfect for last-minute desserts or an easy baking project with kids.


  • 1 box cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Optional mix-ins: chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, or candy pieces


  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer or whisk
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Cookie scoop or spoon


Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Prepare the Dough:

In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix until well combined and a dough forms. If using an electric mixer, start on low speed to avoid scattering the dry mix.

Add Mix-Ins:

Fold in any optional mix-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, or sprinkles.

Form the Cookies:

Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.


Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set and the tops are slightly cracked. The centers should still be soft.


Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Facts (per cookie, based on 24 cookies)

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 12 g

Health Benefits in Points

Convenient and Quick: Cake mix cookies are quick to prepare, making them ideal for busy schedules or sudden dessert cravings.

Portion Control: Making cookies in individual portions helps with portion control compared to slicing a whole cake.

Customizable: You can adjust the recipe to include healthier mix-ins like nuts or dried fruits, which can add fiber and nutrients.

Less Stress: This easy recipe can reduce stress and make baking accessible for beginners or those less confident in the kitchen.


1. Can I use any flavor of cake mix?

Yes, you can use any flavor of cake mix you prefer, such as chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet.

2. How can I make the cookies chewier?

For chewier cookies, you can slightly underbake them, ensuring the centers are still soft when you remove them from the oven.

3. Can I add frosting to these cookies?

Yes, you can frost the cookies with your favorite frosting once they have cooled completely.

4. How should I store leftover cookies?

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

5. Can I freeze the dough?

Yes, you can freeze the dough balls on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer them to a freezer bag. Bake from frozen, adding a couple of extra minutes to the baking time.

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