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A quick and easy way to make cookies is to start with boxed cake mix. This page contains cake mix cookie recipes.


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Recipe: Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies

I love quick recipes! These have only 4 ingredients (one of which is water) and are super fluffy. They are also lower in fat than most cookies, as there is only 4 tablespoons of shortening in the entire batch. I made mine with devil's food cake mix, but will soon be trying angel food among others.

Approximate Time: 15-20 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies


  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp shortening, melted
  • 6 Tbsp water


  1. Add cake mix, 2 beaten eggs, 4 tablespoons melted shortening and 6 tablespoons water to a bowl and blend well.
  2. Drop by large tablespoons full onto greased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 11 minutes.
  4. Put in hand, bring to mouth, chew. Now smile.:) Repeat.

Source: I modified a recipe from "Money Saving Recipes".

By melissa [75]

Recipe: Cake Mix Cookies

One day about 4 years ago, our local market had a special on cake mix. If you bought 24 boxes (a case), you could have them for 59 cents each. So, I bought 24 assorted flavors and put them in my freezer. After preparing several cakes, my family said "Enough!". So the rest sat in my freezer for about a year.

I was wondering what to do with all those extra boxes when I remembered I had heard of making cookies from cake mix. I opened a box of chocolate mix and poured it into a bowl. I thought I would experiment, as I had no recipe to use. My first try was the right one! Just 3 tablespoons each of oil and water made the perfect dough for rolled or sliced cookies. Baked in a moderate oven for about 10 minutes and out came perfect, crunchy chocolate cookies. I dusted them with powdered sugar and they were a huge hit.

And the BEST part? One box made 6 dozen 1 1/2 inch cookies. For about 63 cents! That's less than 10 cents a dozen! Chocolate, lemon, and gingerbread mixes were the best, I added a bit of ginger to the gingerbread because we like them VERY ginger-y. You may come up with more variations, but you can't beat the price! Now I buy cake mix every time it is on super sale, even at a dollar a box it is still a bargain!


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • optional spices may be added to taste


Mix the cake mix with the water and oil. I knead it with my hands to get the right consistency for cutout or sliced cookies.

Roll out a portion of the dough to desired thickness, I like about 1/8 inch.

Cut into shapes with cutters or just cut into squares or diamonds with a knife. Keep them about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.

Bake on a lightly greased and floured sheet or parchment at 350 degrees F for about 8-10 minutes. Check them at 6 minutes as some cook faster than others.

When slightly tanned, remove from oven, cool, and frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 6 dozen.

By plumcottage from NJ

Tip: Different Cookies from Cake Mixes

This afternoon, I spent less than 40 minutes making 3 batches of cookies, all using cake mix. I used all white cake mix, but you can use yellow or chocolate if you like depending on the type of cookies you want to make.

The first batch was just plain raisin cookies. Add 2 eggs (beaten) and 1/2 cup olive oil (not virgin, just plain cooking olive oil. Beat those two ingredients together in a large enough bowl. I do not use a mixer, just a big fork. Add half the box of cake mix. Stir well, then add the other half box of cake mix. Add as many raisins as you think you'd like. About 1/2 or more cups is fine. Place dough in a covered container or plastic bag and pop into the refrigerator.

You can bake them a couple of hours later, or the next day. Form into balls about the size of a small walnut, and place on parchment paper or lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake about 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees F depending on how brown you want the cookies to be. I like using parchment paper as I just remove all the cookies at once onto a wire rack, (parchment and all) and immediately add an already "loaded" new sheet of parchment onto the cookie sheet and into the oven they go. Making cookies never happens so fast.

I put together a batch of chocolate chip cookies following the same procedure, and they'll be baked the same way. The third batch was chock full of finely chopped pecans also following the same procedure and they'll also be baked tomorrow morning in the same manner.

If you don't have time to bake them tomorrow, place them in an airtight container and freeze. Thaw out when you're ready to bake and you can have nice freshly baked cookies anytime.

This is easy enough for even the least experienced cook to make a lot of different kinds of cookies in a very short time. The cookies can be frosted if you like, but they don't need anything else to make them delicious. All the best.

By pookarina from Boca Raton, FL

Recipe: Easy Cake Mix Cookies

So quick and easy.


  • 1 box any flavor cake mix
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cups whipped topping thawed


Mix the three ingredients and drop about 1 tablespoon into powdered sugar. Bake 10 minutes and check for doneness. Bake at 325 degrees F. Do not over bake.

By latrtatr from Loup City, NE

Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 package of yellow or white cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs


Heat oven 375 degrees F. Mix 1/2 cake mix with PB, butter, water and eggs stir until smooth. Add remaining cake mix. Shape dough into small balls about 2 tsp., then flatten balls with a fork dipped in sugar. Bake 9-10 minutes, a little under done is the best results (soft cookie), otherwise the cookie get hard.

Source: I have had this recipe for a long time, not sure where it came from

By Cathy from Hewitt, NJ

Recipe: Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are not only delicious, but they are adorably pink and easy to make!


  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. parchment lined cookie sheets
  3. Combine cake mix and baking powder in a large bowl.
  4. cake mix and baking powder
  5. In a small bowl, add eggs, oil, and vanilla. Whisk together until well combined.
  6. add oiladd vanillawhisk egg mixture
  7. Pour the egg mixture into the cake mixture. Stir together until it forms a dough.
  8. add egg mixture to cake mixcookie dough
  9. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  10. stir in chocolate chips
  11. Use a cookie scoop (or large spoon) to put cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  12. put dough on cookie sheetdough on sheet 2
  13. Bake cookies for 10 minutes. You do not want the cookies to brown.
  14. unbaked cookiesbaked cookies 1
  15. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet, as they will be very soft. As they cool, the tops will sink a little bit.
  16. baked cookies 3
  17. Once they are completely cool, remove them from the cooke sheet and enjoy!
  18. cookies on plate 3

Source: Based on a recipe from

By lalala... [559]

Recipe: Cake Mix Lemon Cookies

Lemon cookies made out of cake mix.


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • some powdered sugar


  1. Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil, mixing until no lumps are present.
  2. Drop onto sprayed cookie sheet so they do not touch.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 - 10 minutes.
  4. When cookies start to brown around edge they are done.
  5. Let cool, and then sift powdered sugar on top.

By Robyn [366]

Recipe: Fudgy Cake Mix Cookies, 3 Ways

Make the most of your cookie making time by using simple ingredients to make 3 different kinds of killer good cookies.


  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix - devils food or any chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup water
Variations use:
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 box Junior Mints (Movie Theatre size, 48 count - sold at dollar store)
  • 10X (superfine) sugar for coating
  • 24 Maraschino Cherries halved
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 10x for dusting


To make all type cookies: Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. Each recipe makes 4 dozen cookies.

Pour dry cake mix in a bowl. Add egg, butter and water. Stir with a wooden spoon (batter will be stiff).

For Mallowmar Type Cookies:

Shape 1 tsp dough into a ball and place on greased sheet 2" apart. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and place half of a large marshmallow (Cut or pulled apart width wise) gently in center of cookie, pressing down lightly. Place back in oven and bake 2 minutes more until marshmallow just starts to turn golden. Remove from oven and place on cookie rack. In a pan bring milk (or half and half) just to a boil. Stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Top each marshmallow with about 1/2 tsp of chocolate mixture (you can double if you want more :)

For Fudgy Mint Cookies:

Prepare batter as above, then roll balls of dough in 10X sugar and place on cookie sheet. Bake 7 minutes and remove from oven. Gently place one junior mint in the center of each cookie.

For Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies:

Roll dough in 10x as in Fudgy Mint cookies and place on sheet. Bake for 7 minutes. Gently place one half of maraschino cherry on top and press lightly. Make chocolate topping as above and spoon a small amount on top of cherry.

You can be really creative with these. Try topping with Rolo candies, Mini Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey Kisses etc. Drizzle melted white chocolate over Mint cookies and dust with crushed peppermint candies - you get the idea!

Servings: 4 dozen each
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
7 Minutes Cooking Time

By joynchocolate

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 pkg. white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 eggs


Blend cake mix, oil, water and eggs. Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts. Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Top of cookies will be pale. Make 3 1/2 dozen.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Healthier Cake Mix Cookies

I have used the cake mix recipe for making cookies for a couple of years now. I am always looking to make old recipes healthier. Here is what I have come up with to add fiber and to cut the fat and calories.


  • 1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups of dry quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup of chips if desired (chocolate, peanut butter or white chocolate)


Mix ingredients together. Drop by walnut-size balls onto ungreased cookie sheet, flatten slightly with bottom of glass. Cook for 15 min in a 350 degree F oven. Cool on wax paper. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Recipe: Cake Mix Cookie Bars


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg, then stir in cake mix. Finally, mix in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread mixture into pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

I also have made this with 1 cup of candy bars crushed instead of chips or nuts. I have used butter finger candy bars and peanuts. I use yellow cake mix. Try different stuff, easy recipe. Yummy.

By Tamsy from Texas

Recipe: Cake Mix Recipes

I would like recipes that uses dry cake mixes to make cookies, cakes, etc. I especially would like the ones using angle food cake mixes with the additions of one or two other ingredients. I would appreciate other uses for cranberry whole berry sauce used in making cookies, etc. as I was blessed with about a dozen cans of this. Are there sugar free cake mixes on the market? Thanks for any suggestions on these subjects.

Marifay from Brodhead, WI

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Question: Cake Mix Cookies

I have seen many cake mix cookie recipes. Does anyone have a TNT, never-fail version? I would like to try a really good one. Thanks!

By JudyR from DSM, IA

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By Rachel [1]08/23/2011

These are the best I've ever had.

1 pkg. Duncan Hines white cake mix
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. semi sweet or white chocolate chips, or half & half, or half & 1/2 c. Heath or Reese's Bits
1/2 c. nuts (I use pecans)
3/4 c. oil (I use Canola)
1 egg
Roll 1-1 1/2 teaspoonfuls into balls. Bake at 375 F for 10-12 min.

Question: Making Cookies With Cake Mix

I'm looking for recipes for cake mix cookies or bars.


Most Recent Answer

By Bonnie Ducharme02/18/2011

I have made these cookie's many times and very easy..
1 box spice cake
1 large can pumpkin
1 BAG semi sweet chocolate chips

mix cake mix and pumpkin until well blended then pour in chips, mix well, drop by table spoon full onto parchment paper or ungreased cookie sheet into a 350 oven for 18 min.
Very good and easy!

Question: How Do I Convert a Cake Recipe into a Cookie Recipe?

Can anyone please tell me how to turn an applesauce cake recipe into a cookie recipe?
Thank you in advance.

By Danialle from Polson, MT

Most Recent Answer

By Patty Harris [1]11/11/2010

I found a great little cookbook at my aunts house called 101 things to do with a cake mix.


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Archive: Different Cookies from Cake Mixes

My family raves over the different cookies I make now. Catch the name brand cake mixes on the loss leader sales at 68 cents or less. Put any flavor mix into the bowl and mix in 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. I like to throw in 6 oz of chocolate chips, and sometimes a couple of tbsp of brown sugar. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or so.

Every single cookie I have whipped up, they eat them up like candy. Much better than store bought ones, and a hundred times easier than totally by scratch ones, and cheaper. Today I used the BC butter pecan mix and added the chocolate chips. They raved over them, tasted a lot like a fantastic slightly different version of a chocolate chip cookie. I am disabled so this makes me happy because I can get in and out of the kitchen and makes the family happy too!

By Lori from Marion, AR

Different Cookies from Cake Mixes

I tried my first cake mix cookies. BC Devils food Cake mix. They were a BIG hit. (06/01/2006)

By IOWAGIRL, Covington, GA

RE: Different Cookies from Cake Mixes

My sis in law makes these at Christmas and they are good. I will try this as it sounds good and easy. (06/01/2006)

By meoowmom

RE: Different Cookies from Cake Mixes

Wow, what a great idea. I have always been a better cook than a baker since my hubby doesn't care for sweets (I care for them too much!) but we have two young children now and I'd like to be able to make them homemade cookies but not spend too much time at it. I'm sure they could even help me make these, they sound so simple! (06/02/2006)

By Debbie52

RE: Different Cookies from Cake Mixes

I have been making these "cake cookies" for years, my kids love them too! I especially like the cookies made from spice cake mix and strawberry cake mix. (06/02/2006)

By glowgirl

RE: Different Cookies from Cake Mixes

It sounds like fun-experimenting with the different flavors and possibilities! (06/04/2006)


RE: Different Cookies from Cake Mixes

I tried these cookies for the first time, using Strawberry cake mix and added white chips. they were delicious! My grandkids loved them. Thanks for the recipe. (06/09/2006)

By gramma Elly

Archive: Making Cookies With Cake Mix

When making cookies with cake mixes, do you follow the cake mix directions before you add the butter and egg? I never bake so I just don't know. I was not able to drop the cookies. I just added the butter and egg, but they are a little too hard. Thank you.

By Angelgirl10

RE: Making Cookies With Cake Mix

Forget the cake directions. Just follow the cookie directions. Take mix and add egg and melted butter or whatever it says. Cookie batter usually is hard. The oven will heat it and melt it flat. Use 2 spoons. One to scoop and another to scrape it off (to drop). Good luck. (05/14/2009)

By Starchild in VT

RE: Making Cookies With Cake Mix

The easiest cake mix cookie recipe I know is this:
  • 1 cake mix
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water

Mix all ingredients well until smooth, thick batter forms. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips, etc. if wanted. Drop by spoonfuls on greased/Pam sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 350F degrees for 12 - 15 minutes. Yields about 4 dozen cookies. Bake until barely brown for soft cookies.

Some combinations I have tried are white cake/almonds or walnuts or white chocolate chips, chocolate cake/chocolate chips, yellow cake/toffee or butterscotch chips, yellow cake/1/2 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup raisins. I just used a funfetti cake mix with no additions, and it made nice sugar cookies with the colored sprinkles throughout them. (05/14/2009)

By Omanana

RE: Making Cookies With Cake Mix

I make cake mix cookies all the time. I use:
  • one box of dry cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick melted margarine
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar

Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake about 8 minutes. Any flavor cake mix can be used and you can add nuts, chips, or anything else you'd like. (05/16/2009)