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The Best Cake Mix Cookie Recipes

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Did you know you could make really easy and fun cookies with a cake mix? Here are some of the absolute best cake mix cookie recipes on the internet!

collage of cookies made with cake mixes, vanilla sprinkle cookies, chocolate cookies, and everything in between

Get a glass of milk ready, we are about to get elbow deep in delicious cookies.  The best part is each of these recipes start with a cake mix.  With a few simple ingredients they can turn into amazing cookies perfect for giving, cookie tray building and eating!

Did you know you can make simple cookies with just a handful of ingredients? If you start with a cake mix, you can have fun cookies in just a matter of minutes.

Some of these recipes are great starter recipes for people just learning to bake.  They are also great for busy bakers who want something homemade but don’t have a lot of time to devote to the cause.

I think you’ll agree there is something for everyone here. From chocolate to lemon, birthday worthy treats and cookies that would be perfectly at home on a holiday dessert tray. 

The only question is what recipe will you make first?

Rich chocolate cookies with caramel and pecans baked inside.

Fudgy turtle cookies from Life Should Cost Less look perfectly gooey and delicious.  Anything with that much chocolate, caramel and pecans is sure to be a hit!

piles of soft lemon cookies with crinkly powdered sugar exterior

Lemon gooey butter cookies are so soft, a little gooey and oh so lemony.  They are one of my coworkers’ favorite treats! They are perfect in the summer or a fun brighter option any time.

grinch cookies overhead photo of green and white crinkle cookies with red heart

Grinch cookies from A Gouda Life are perfect for my Grinch loving Little Dude.  Do you have a Grinch lover too?  Of course they would be fun on any holiday cookie tray or would be perfect for a Dr. Seuss party as well. 

These soft carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting are made with Betty Crocker cake mix. This simple recipe has no nuts and has the best taste!

Carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting from Salt and Lavender look absolutely amazing.  Of course a smear of cream cheese frosting gets my frosting loving heart’s attention as well!

These marshmallow confetti cookies feature a fun alternative to traditional icing and work great for celebrations! Give this easy cookie recipe a try!

Marshmallow Confetti Cookies from Finding Zest look like a party! They make me think of a birthday but I would love one any time!

Gingerbread Spice Cookies (Time Saver Recipe)

Gingerbread spice cookies from The Monday Box are another festive option.  Just look how pretty they are.  Nobody will ever guess they were made with a cake mix!

Gooey butter cookies with bits of Oreos baked right in.

Cookies and cream gooey butter cookies have cookies baked in cookies! These are soft, buttery and delicious.  You will want to hide some to keep for yourself!

Strawberry cake mix cookies topped with pink frosting and red and white heart sprinkles.

Soft and chewy strawberry cookies from Intelligent Domestications look absolutely fabulous.  I just love all of the frosting on these cookies and anything strawberry is going to be delicious!

Hand holding soft chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips.

Peanut butter chocolate cake mix cookies are the perfect way to make a sweet treat in a hurry. They only take 4 simple ingredients and a few minutes to put together, but that can be out little secret. Everyone else can think you worked hard baking up a delicious dessert.

Chocolate cookies with chunks of oreos and peppermint candies.

Chocolate Oreo peppermint cookies from Soulfully Made have cookies baked in cookies as well! But these have more chocolate and candy canes too!

Pink lemonade concentrate gives these Pink Lemonade Cookies a tart treat inside and out. Frosted with a quick homemade icing and sprinkled with pink sugar crystals, the cookies will be a hit for a refreshing sweet summertime treat.

Easy pink lemonade cookies from Blogghetti scream summer! The classic summer flavor combo doesn’t have to stay in your glass, you can now enjoy it in cookie form too.

pink plate filled with peppermint patty chocolate cookies ready to eat.

These simple chocolate cake mix cookies are stuffed with peppermint patties and topped with chocolate mint candies. They are a chocolate and mint lover’s dream come true!

Strawberry cookie leaning against stack of cake mix cookies, ready to eat.

Pink strawberry cake mix cookies have white chocolate chips for that strawberries and cream feel. They take 4 ingredients and just a few minutes to make, so they are practically perfect in every way.

Yellow lemon whoopie pies with deep purple blueberry frosting piped between the layers.

Soft lemon whoopie pies filled with bright blueberry buttercream are easy to make with the help of a cake mix. They are a perfect handheld treat for spring and summer.

stack of chocolate cakey whoopie pies with peanut butter filling

Whip up soft chocolate whoopie pies with the help of a cake mix, then fill them with a tasty peanut butter marshmallow filling for an extra memorable treat!

For more fun ways to transform a box mix, check out these fun doctored up cake mix recipes.

Did you know you could make really easy and fun cookies with a cake mix? Here are some of the absolute best cake mix cookie recipes on the internet!

Thanks for sharing!



Friday 20th of September 2019

What a great collection! Life just got easier when cookies are being craved. Thanks for including my Pink Lemonade Cookies!


Wednesday 25th of September 2019

Thanks for sharing it with me, they look delicious!


Monday 19th of August 2019

Hi Carlee, these cookie recipes all sound good, but we are limited as to what cake mixes we get here. I'd love to have a go at the gooey lemon cookies or the easy pink lemonade cookies, but finding the ingredients will be a problem!



Tuesday 20th of August 2019

I need to pack you up a big box of junk food from our grocery stores and send it your way! ;-)


Monday 19th of August 2019

these cookies look so good. I think it is time to pull out my cookie pans and get some of these cookies


Tuesday 20th of August 2019

I think you should!

Andrea Nine

Monday 19th of August 2019

I’ve never made cake box cookies but now I want to, these look sooooo yummy and so many options!


Tuesday 20th of August 2019

They are so easy too!