Cake Mix Cookies

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Cake Mix Cookies-so yummy, who cares if it started with a box mix!

Red velvet Cake Mix Cookies

OK, don’t hate me. I know how some of you feel about cake mixes. And I usually like to make everything from scratch. But I do always keep a few cake mixes on hand for emergencies. You know the ones, the kids or the hubby comes home and says “hey, can you make something up for me for tomorrow morning?” And it’s already 8:00 pm? I’m tired. Give me some notice and I’ll be creative. Once the dinner dishes are done though, the kitchen’s closed. So I have cake mix in my pantry.

I never would have thought to try these if it wasn’t for the Novice Chef posting these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. They look so pretty and so festive. And they were made with Red Velvet cake mix. One of the cake mixes in my cabinet is/was Red Velvet. I don’t care for Red Velvet but there was a great sale at the store, and Mom, being kind, just grabbed me an assortment of mixes and restocked my pantry. Can’t complain about that, now can I. So of Course when I saw Jessica’s cookies, I knew what I was going to do.

And Grace is still selling cookies every week to raise money for her DC trip.

Cake Mix Cookies
Makes 2 dozen cookies

Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 box cake mix (any brand)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter ****
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Combine cake mix, eggs and butter in a large mixing bowl. Combine either using a mixer or by hand. I did it both ways, and either is fine.
  2. Roll dough into balls, about 1 inch. Now toss those balls around in your powdered sugar to coat lightly, or heavily if the kids are helping. Either way is good. Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  3. These will spread a bit. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.


*** you can also use margarine or oil in place of the butter. I checked several recipes, including Duncan Hines and most of them used the oil. I just prefer butter, butter makes everything better.

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Play around with your cake mixes.

We made some with Red Velvet
Some with Funfetti
Cake Mix Cookies-so yummy, who cares if it started with a box mix!
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
and we even took a plain old yellow cake mix and added in some mini chocolate chips (about 3/4 cup)
Cake Mix Cookies-so yummy, who cares if it started with a box mix!
Chocolate Chip cake mix Cookies

These cookies were a huge hit! Fast to make, and since it’s a cake mix, your possibilities are endless for the flavors. How about a spiced cake mix with some nuts thrown in?

I’m linking up at some of these great parties.

Want some more cake mix recipes?
Strawberries and Cream Bundt Cake using Jell-o
Chocolate Overload Loaded Brownies
Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes from
Quick Apple Crisp
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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. ohh this look yummy!!

  2. Those Look Fantastic.. I have to make these.. So Much for the Diet.. Well if my Dress doesn’t fit I’ll know what to blame… lol

  3. Cake mix cookies are my favorite to make right now…so many varieties and mix ins to create:-) Love the funfetti ones!!!

  4. love me some cookies and I think maybe I made something like this not for sure so gonna have to try

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  5. These look so good! Love anything covered in powdered sugar & sprinkles. These cookies are right up my alley!

  6. Hate you? I love you for using the cake mix!!! I don’t have time for made-from-scratch baking so anyone with shortcuts is a hero to me.

  7. Zachary and Sarah @ HHG says:

    I love cake cookies, but mine never seem to turn out right. They’re always flat and greasy. Yours look fantastic though, so I’m excited to try your recipe and see if they turn out better. Ha Thanks for posting this! New follower 🙂

  8. Nicole {WonkyWonderful} says:

    I’ve never tried cake box cookies … They look yummy! Visiting from Whimsy Wednesday 🙂

  9. I’m totally with you – I try to make from scratch but always have mixes on hand, and so funny, my oldest and I made cake mix cookies just yesterday! Have a great night!

  10. Cake mix cookies are one of my favorites. I’ve only tried funfetti and chocolate ones though. I need to branch out and try some other flavors. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  11. Love them!! I love the idea of doing things from scratch too but sometimes we just need to have fun and not worry about all of the fuss and muss!! Thanks so much for sharing these on Manic Monday darlin’ 🙂

  12. Oh my gosh! I don’t know why I never thought of that!? Good gracious. Time to put a few boxes of cake mix in my pantry!

  13. I made some red velvet cake mix cookies today as per the recipe above and they look amazing but taste really dull. They taste like poor quality shop bought biscuits. Maybe the cake mixes we get in Ireland aren’t as good as those in the US, there isn’t much of a market for them here. I think I’ll be sticking with homemade from scratch cookies from now on, they are more work but taste far better for it!

  14. Such a great idea for quick and easy cookies.
    Love the look of the red velvet!
    And yes butter does make everything better, I even tried the melted butter, extra egg and milk substitute in the cake mix for making a cake and definitely noticed a difference in the taste.


  15. Tried these with a chocolate cake mix great then tried it with a Butter Pecan mix they were terrible I used oil and they didn’t even spread out and tasted like Dough so don’t try them lol

  16. Great. Now I NEED to make the yellow cake/chocolate chip cookies…. My waistline thanks you 😉 LOL!

  17. Can you make this without rolling it in powdered sugar? I want to try this with a brownie mix.

    • You can bake these without rolling in the sugar. Make sure you are baking on a lightly greased baking sheet or parchment paper to avoid the cookies sticking.


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