I love these Cake Mix Cookies, because they just take 3 ingredients and 15 minutes! The easiest cookie recipe you will ever make. So Easy AND delicious …who knew how amazing this cake mix hack could be!
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3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookie Recipe
Refrigerated cookie dough that you buy at the grocery store might be easier, but I found the second easiest “homemade cookies!” These are so much better than the store bought dough!
Did you know that you could make cookies from a box of cake mix? Because of how easy and delicious these are, Cake Mix Cookies are my new go-to quick cookie fix!
They are beyond simple to make, because all you need is three ingredients and 15 minutes!
Does this scenario sound familiar? It is 9 o’clock on a Thursday night and your child is heading up to bed, then casually mentions that, by the way, they need something for the school bake sale tomorrow!! Well, you could run out to the store, buy some store made cookies and throw them on a paper plate (I may have done this before, but I don’t recommend it).
Or… you can hack your way to some quick and easy homemade cookies!
There are so many great things to make with this easy cake mix cookie recipe! One of our all-time favorites is our Halloween Spider Cookies. If you are looking for other great Cake Mix Hacks, then look no further – we’ve got so many!
What do you need to make cake mix cookies?
All you need are 3 ingredients! Also, they are so common you probably have them in your pantry. However, if you don’t keep cake mix on hand, you should really start. I always keep a box of yellow, or white cake mix just in case of a cake or cookie emergency.
- Cake mix – You will need 1 box and can use any flavor and brand that you like
- Oil – We used 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Eggs – 2 large eggs
Options and Add-ins
- Cake mix options – we typically use a regular white cake mix or yellow cake mix. But feel free to shake it up. Red velvet is super fun, chocolate cake mix is delicious too! Get creative here – they will all work!
- Food coloring – you can also get creative by using food gel or coloring. Split the batter in half and make some one color and some the other (or try tie-dye too!!
- Add-Ins- Sprinkles or M&M’s …. cause why not!! You can really add in any type of candy or topping! Have fun with them!
Wanna change them up – try our Cake Mix Peppermint Patty Cookies! You guessed it, they are stuffed with a York Peppermint Patty!
How to Make Cake Mix Cookies
- MIX all ingredients together.
- SCOOP balls of cookie dough on cookie sheet. (PRO-TIP: if the dough is too sticky, just put it in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes)
- BAKE on 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Top off the cookies with this homemade royal icing recipe! It is our favorite!
I know – what extras, right!! If by chance you have extra cookies, these cookies freeze amazing. Just be sure to let them cool down first
More quick and easy dessert recipes
- Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
- Chocolate Pistachio Cake
- Meringue Cookies
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Cookie Monster Donuts
- Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark
- Cherry Dr. Pepper Cake
- Earthquake Cake
Want to take your cake mix cookies to the next level? Try our Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, also made using cake mix!
Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 15 ounce box Cake mix
- ½ cup Vegetable oil
- 2 Eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all of the ingredients together
- Place balls of dough on a cookie sheet
- Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies start to get golden brown
Originally published September 29, 2015
These are my favorite cookies to make with my kids!
I love how easy these are for the kids to make!
Just made this recipe at 1:00 am and normally anything I try doesn’t turn out right, well Glad to report I made 2 batches and LOVE IT!!!! Easy to make and easy to clean up!! Thanks!!!!!
Made with yellow cake mix. Followed the directions, these cookis were so tasteless. Trashed. Really wanted to like these but nobody would eat them.
Made these cookies they were nasty
I have made several dozen cookies with cake mixes never had any problems they are easy and very good. Best chocolate chip ever!!!
I have to tell you I have made these cookies probably a million times since seeing your recipe. Everyone always loves them! My favorite is lemon cake mix. After they have cooled I mix fresh squeezed lemon juice and powdered sugar and drizzle over the top. Also do spice cake mix with drizzled icing made up of powdered sugar and maple syrup.
Awwwwww thank you! (would love a star review if you are up for it!)
I have made these with lemon cake mix, double chocolate, spice( my husbands favorite) and red velvet. ALL were delicious. I did add lemon extract into the lemon ones, because I love a super tart lemon cookie. Such a time saver and SO delicious. Thank you!!
Thanks for the great alterations! I am going to try some of these too!
Do you think you could use butter in place of the oil
I always use butter instead of oil and my cookies always come out delicious
Can you use sugar free cake mix?
I haven’t tried it! But I don’t see why not.
I am making these cookies for a fun fair at school. I measured according to the directions and the dough (batter) is very loose. I notice in your pictures the cookies are flat, which I had hoped to be more cake like and have risen. I guess my disappointment is not in the taste, I tasted the dough but in how wet they are. Maybe I should not have used room temperature eggs or maybe one egg instead of two, or less oil or butter in place of oil. Your recipes drew me in so I want to love these. Just bewildered at why this dough is so loose. Something is off adding so much liquid to the cake mix. Any suggestions. And I did follow your tip to refridgerate but the dough is still very loose.
That is so strange – mine has never been loose before. Did you use a basic cake mix??