Listen. Cookies make the world go round. But the life gets BUSY, so cake mix cookies to the rescue! Most of these cake mix cookies come together with just THREE INGREDIENTS.
If there are more, it’s simply because we got so excited at the prospect of including one candy or chocolate chip variety, that we went buck wild and included, oh I don’t know, TWO.
All of our cake mix cookie recipes are delicious and cook up in a flash. And they are so easy that these all make a great recipe for little kids to help out with.
Want to whip up an after school treat, need something for a potluck, want to do a little weekend baking with the kiddos (without it being a big messy commitment?) Look no further.
I’m not sure I could pick a favorite....they are all so delicious! But my kids could. Because Funfetti cake mix cookies will win EVERY TIME. Nothing better than surprising a kiddo after school with a funfetti cookie, amirite?!
Click through for the full recipe for each of these easy cake mix cookie recipes and go stock up on cake mixes the next time they are on sale! You won’t be sorry.
A few commonly asked questions:
What are cake mix cookies?
Cake mix cookies use boxed cake mix as the base of ingredients for the cookie. There are as many variations as there are cake mix flavors on top of all of the additional ingredients that you can incorporate.
Are cake mix cookies good?
Answer: YES! It just depends on what you mix in them! I think a plain yellow box cake cookie is pretty boring BUT once you start adding to that cake mix cookie base you can come up with so many great cake mix cookie variations that are quick and easy.
Does it matter which cake mix I use? (Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker)
Nope! You can use any cake mix brand with the recipes we've created. You will want to stick with the same base flavor or variety but will have great results with any of the brands you can find at the grocery store.
Can cake mix cookies be frozen?
Yes! They do dry out a little bit as with any other cookie but all in all they hold up just fine!
You can also freeze your cake mix cookie dough! Here's how!
How can I make cake mix cookies taste homemade?
Once again it's all about the add ins. Mix things up! Whether it's your favorite candy, extra eggs, or sour cream there is always room to experiment and enhance cake mix cookies.
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
In my book nothing says “I Love You” like baked goods. Count red velvet cake mix cookies as part of that “I Love You” baking magic. Keep your flowers and your jewelry. If you want to fast-track your way to my heart, come bearing carbs. Preferably chocolately carbs. This recipe for Double Chocolate Red Velvet Lazy Cookie Cake will delight your eyes and your belly. Mostly your belly. Bonus points for being super easy and super quick. THIS is the recipe to turn over to your cooking-loving kiddo.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs Cookies
Our obsession with Easter candy continues—and now we’ve found a way to make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies by combining the glorious ease of a cake mix cookie with the traffic-stopping deliciousness of Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. You know how Reese’s peanut butter cups deliver the magic balance of chocolate and peanut butter? These Cake Mix Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect cookie-slash-brownie embodiment of that candy treat.
A candy treat that we’re more than a little obsessed with.
Cake Mix Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies Recipe
When I’m cruising through the grocery store and I see Cadbury Mini Eggs for the first time on the shelves, it’s like a record scratch. When I saw them, I thought, WE MUST make Cake Mix Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies! As impossible as it may seem to improve upon the crispy shelled magic of a Cadbury Mini Egg, I found that adding them to a cake mix cookie was a buttery, delicious way of prolonging my enjoyment of this seasonal treat. Because, if motivated (or left unsupervised,) I can power through an entire bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs in under a day, but would consider wolfing down a whole batch of cookies pretty challenging.
Challenging, not impossible.
Cadbury Mini Egg Cake Mix Cookies — White Chocolate Version!
Cadbury Mini Eggs have hit store shelves! THIS IS NOT A DRILL. It’s time to make the most of those chocolatey jewels and whip up Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Cookies. We were first inspired to create a blonde and buttery version of this cookie with regular milk chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs which you can find here, but never one to be creatively limited in the kitchen, I saw fit to toss a few bags of the WHITE chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs into my basket to see if my suspicions were true…that a chocolate cake mix cookie and a white chocolate egg could come together for sweet Easter bliss. I WAS RIGHT!
Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Cookies have made all of my dreams come true.
Easy Lemon Cookies from Cake Mix
Are you ready for something with a little ZING?! How about these easy-as-pie lemon cookies from cake mix? And because we’re hopelessly devoted to chocolate in all of it’s glorious iterations, we’ve added creamy white chocolate chips to the mix. Of course lemon fans will tell you that this bright flavor is welcome all year round, but Spring seems to be a really fantastic time to break out of the heavy flavors of winter baking.
RECIPE AVAILABLE HERE.
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies—Just 3 Ingredients
Having kids in the kitchen is fun and they ask adorable questions and pride themselves on their stellar egg cracking skills. They are ready to tackle some solo projects. These Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies are just the ticket – THREE INGREDIENTS and some low-level stirring skills and you’ll be enjoying a cookie that can’t help but make you smile.
Come on! FUNFETTI. The most joyous cake mix ever invented.
Red White and Blue Cake Mix Cookie Bars
If you’re feeling patriotic, these red, white and blue cake mix cookie bars are for you! They are the perfect treat for a Fourth of July barbecue, Memorial Day Picnic or a kids baking project for a lazy summer day. I’ve been dying to try the blue velvet cake mix and I was not disappointed—it’s light vanilla flavor pairs perfectly with the classic red velvet richness. These red, white and blue cake mix cookie bars are just the best. Like all of our cake mix cookies, these come together so easily and only require a few things!
S’mores Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
I love s’mores. They are one of the best parts of camping for me—the gooey marshmallow with a crispy outside, the simpleness of graham crackers and of course, chocolate. These chocolate cake mix cookies embody all that I love about s’mores and add on the perk of being a delicious cookie!! The best part about these S’mores Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies? You can totally make them with a yellow cake too if you’re not feeling chocolate that day (I don’t understand how that could happen, but if it does we’ve got you covered!)
Chocolate Turtle Devils Food Cake Mix Cookies
These chocolate turtle devils food cake mix cookies are just what you need as you send your kiddos off to school! Curling up with a few of these, a glass of milk and all the TV you’re not allowed to watch while they’re home is what mom dreams are made of. They are so decadent for how easy it is to make them. Be warned-the caramel goodness is sticky and will cling hours after consumption causing you to look a lot like cookie monster as you welcome your children home for school. That happened to a friend of mine, not me.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
In college my roommate made these amazing pumpkin chocolate chip cake mix cookies. I had never had something so perfectly pumpkiny—this was back before you could find absolutely everything pumpkin spice and it blew my mind! They have been a favorite ever since and a staple at our house every fall. And I’ve recreated it!
Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies
Through the fall I love pumpkin and as soon as Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for peppermint. These easy chocolate peppermint cake mix cookies are quick to make and sure to be a hit at your next holiday party! The addition of cream cheese to the batter adds a buttery flavor and makes them soft and fluffy-my favorite kind of cookie.