Cake Mix Cookies - The BEST Cake Batter Cookie Recipes With Few Ingredients (2024)


Let’s make cake mix cookies! These cookies from cake mix recipes below are so easy and SO good! And yes, we’re talking CAKE batter COOKIES! We just recently got a Crumbl cookie store near us and now I need cookies ALL the time! These 77+ EASY cake mix cookie recipes below are all made with few ingredients with box cake mix as the main ingredient and will satisfy that Crumbl craving!

From 3-ingredient chocolate cookies, cake mix cookies made with Cool Whip and box mix cookie bars, to red velvet, snickerdoodles and Funfetti – you will love this HUGE list of the best cake mix cookie recipes you will ever try.
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Updated on October 22, 2023

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Have you ever made cookies with boxed caked mix? If not – you totally need to! Such an easy way to make a large batch of cookies with very few ingredients! Pretty much ANY flavor of box cake mix can be transformed into delicious, soft, chewy cookies.

Plus, you can add in anything else you want – things like chocolate chips, sprinkles, Funfetti, M&Ms or any other type of candy.

For example, these super simple – yet so-good-they’re-almost-sinful Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies!

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All you need is one box of Funfetti cake mix, half a cup of oil, 2 eggs – mix all that together like normal cake batter – then add in one cup of chocolate chips.

Drop cookie mix by the spoonful on a cookie sheet then bake in a preheat 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

That’s all there is to it! No mixer, no mess, no fancy ingredients… and you can mix and match ANY flavor of boxed cake mix with any add-ins, candies, chips, etc that YOU want.

Get as crazy as you want with ANY flavor combinations!

Mix carrot cake mix with butterscotch chips:

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Might sound odd, but let me tell ya – they’re delicious!

And made the same way – box of carrot cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of oil and a cup of butterscotch chips. Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

That’s all there is to making cake mix cookies (also called cake batter cookies) – just add 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oil to any box of cake mix and TA-DA… cookies!

Cake Mix Cookie Recipes

Out of all the cake mix cookie recipes and flavor combinations I’ve tried, these are my favorite simple recipes:

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Recipes In The Image Above:

(top to bottom / left to right)

1 – Cake Mix Cookies (3 Ingredients) – These cake mix cookies are such an easy and delicious recipe to make with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in’s – see the recipes.

2 – 8 Great Cake Mix Cookie Recipes – These Cake Mix Cookies recipes are perfect for those of us who love to bake, but don’t always have time to measure out all the ingredients. Just mix and go – see the recipes.

3 – Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cookies – A Quick & Easy Cookie Recipe Made With Just 5 Ingredients! If you’re looking for the best easy cookie recipes, these snickerdoodles are incredibly simple to make – see the recipe.

4 – 12 Cake Mix Cookie Recipes – Easy Cake Mix Cookie Combinations. Yummy cake mix cookies that taste better than a traditional cookie made from scratch – see the recipes.

5 – 12 Awesome Yellow Cake Mix Cookies – With a box of yellow cake mix prepared with a basic recipe and various mix-ins that you probably have on hand, you can create delicious cake mix cookies that taste like homemade – see the recipes.

6 – Huge List of Cake Mix Cookie Recipes – Over 50 cake mix cookie recipes is packed with sweet treats that are a snap to make – see the recipes.

7 – Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies – These red velvet crinkle cookies are the perfect Valentine’s day cookie or Christmas cookie – see the recipe.

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

My favorite cake mix cookies are CHOCOLATE!

Give me the chocolate chips and fudge – and yes please to adding peanut butter too!

These are my favorite CHOCOLATE cake mix cookie recipes:

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Recipes in the image above:

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1 – Cake Mix Chocolate Cookies – Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are soft, chewy, and a little fudgy. The recipe only requires 4 ingredients – see the recipe.

2 – Triple Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies – Triple Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies is are ridiculously easy to make with just four ingredients. They come out super soft in just 15 minutes – see the recipe.

3 – Dark Chocolate Fudge Cookies – These Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies are the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers! They’re easy to make, so delicious, and only four ingredients – see the recipe.

4 – Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies – Taking advantage of boxed cake mix as their base, Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies are super easy to make. Hardly any measuring, just a few basic ingredients – see the recipe.

5 – Texas Sheet Cake Cookies – Texas Sheet Cake Cookies are a moist chocolate cookie {make with a cake mix} and covered in a cooked chocolate frosting – see the recipe.

6 – Chocolate Pecan Cake Mix Cookies – These chocolate pecan cake mix cookies are all the right kinds of thick, fudgy, chewy chocolatey goodness. They’re easy to make & delicious – see the recipe.

7 – M&M’s Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies – These easy M&M’s Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are made using chocolate cake mix, oil, eggs and colorful chocolate M&M candies – see the recipe.

8 – Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies – Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies only need 5 ingredients! Chocolate cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla, and peanut butter chips – see the recipe.

9 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies – Creamy peanut butter and a chocolate cake mix come together to make these easy and delicious cake mix cookies in no time – see the recipe.

Cool Whip Cookies

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You have not had a decent cookie until you’ve tasted a Cool Whip cookie – my goodness, SO good and SOOOOOO easy!

The grandkids and I make them every year for our Christmas Food Gifts for neighbors, folks at church, etc.

The best part is – there are only FOUR ingredients need to make Cool Whip Cookies!

All you need is: a box of cake mix, a tub of Cool Whip, one egg and some powdered sugar.

Here’s the ingredients so you can pin it to your Cookies board on Pinterest so you don’t forget:

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Those are the main ingredients for the basic cool whip cookie recipe.

Here’s how to make them:

Mix your boxed cake mix, egg and Cool whip together.

Drop by about a teaspoon full into powered sugar.

Put on cookie sheet.

Bake for about 13-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Be sure to let cool before you remove them from the cookie sheet after baking.

That’s all there is to it!

Now that you have the basic recipe for Cool Whip cookies, let me show you some recipes to take them to the next level!

Below are 4 of my favorite Cool Whip cookie recipes that I highly recommend:

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Recipes in the image above:

1 – 3-Ingredient Cool Whip Cookies – These Cool Whip Cookies are light and airy, with the perfect chewy finish. And with just 3 ingredients, they couldn’t be easier – see the recipe.

2 – Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies – These Christmas Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies were SO easy to make and oh my gosh do they taste good. I took them to my Christmas potluck party at work and everyone loved them – see the recipe.

3 – Easter Cool Whip Cookies – These simple cool whip cookies (also called cake mix cookies) only require 4 ingredients, no dough chilling, and are easy to customize with your favorite candy – see the recipe.

4 – Strawberry Cool Whip Cookies – These luscious lemon cookies, topped with light and fluffy strawberry Cool Whip, are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds and leave you craving for more – see the recipe.

Cake Mix Cream Cheese Cookies

If you want a REALLY moist and unique cake mix cookie, you’ve got to try these cake mix cream cheese cookies.

They are melt-in-your-mouth GOOD!

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Recipes in the image above:

1 – Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies – These cake mix cookies are made with cream cheese, butter and Funfetti Cake Mix. These cookies are SO soft and yummy you’ll want to make them over and over again – see the recipe.

2 – Lemon Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese – Super soft cream cheese cookies bursting with lemon flavor. So easy to make with a lemon cake mix, you can whip up a batch of these 6-ingredient cookies in minutes – see the recipe.

3 – Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies – These strawberry cake mix cream cheese cookies are chewy, soft, and filled with creamy white chocolate morsels. This cookie recipe is guaranteed to become a favorite – see the recipe.

4 – Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies Recipe with a Cake Mix – The best part about these cookies is just how simple they are to make. With only 4 ingredients and no chill time, you can have Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies with a Cake Mix in less than an hour – see the recipe.

Halloween Cake Mix Cookies

Love easy cake mix cookie recipes? Check out these simple Halloween cake mix cookies and bars – all super moist, few ingredients including boxed cake mix and decorated for Halloween with frosting, Halloween candy and more.

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in the picture above:

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1 – Cake Mix Monster Cookies found here.

2 – How to make easy Halloween cake mix cookies found here.

3 – Chocolate Halloween cake mix cookies found here.

4 – 4 ingredient candy corn cake mix cookies found here.

5 – Easy Halloween Cake Mix monster cookies found here.

6 – Cake mix bloodshot eyeball cookies found here.

7 – Candy corn cake mix cookies found here.

8 – Halloween Funfetti cake mix cookies found here.

9 – Cake mix Halloween cookie sandwiches found here.

Crumbl Copycat Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

As I said when at the beginning of this post, this new Crumbl cookie store is about to make me go broke. My goodness, they’re so good!

My favorite?

The Cinnamon Swirl cookie – tastes like a cinnamon bun and coffee cake all in a few delicious bites.

That led me to trying to find a copycat recipe I could make at home BUT I wanted to use boxed cake mix to do it.

I found one!

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Now, this is not your normal “just add 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oil” normal cake mix cookie recipe. It has extra ingredients and requires extra steps, but it DOES use boxed vanilla cake mix.

So very good!

The recipe is here.

I think next time I’ll try boxed coffee cake mix and be able to use less ingredients. I bet it would be very good!

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What is the difference between cookie batter and cake batter? ›

Typical cookie dough is 3 parts flour, 2 parts fat, and 1 part sugar. Cake batter is 2 parts each flour and liquid, 1 part each egg, fat, and sugar, plus 1 teaspoon baking powder per cup of flour.

What is a secret ingredient for cakes? ›

Made up of eggs and oil, mayonnaise acts as an emulsifier, adding creaminess and moisture to your cake. This unexpected addition can take your cake recipes to a whole new level. To incorporate mayonnaise into your cake batter, simply add a couple of tablespoons to the mix.

Should cookie batter rest before baking? ›

Generally speaking, you should chill your cookie dough before baking it. But for how long? You want to give it at least 2 hours to chill through.

What is broken cake batter? ›

The fat source is the butter or oil, and the liquid comes from the various wet ingredients: water, milk, or eggs. Cake batter breaks when the ingredients you are attempting to emulsify are too cold and unable to combine. The most common cause of broken cake batter is cold eggs.

How to make cookie mix taste like bakery? ›

How To Make Boxed Cookies Better
  1. Use butter instead of margarine or oil.
  2. Add powdered milk. Sprinkling about 2 to 3 tablespoons of powdered milk per cup of cookie mix may seem kind of unconventional, but it is the best hack! ...
  3. Add brown sugar. ...
  4. Add vanilla extract. ...
  5. Brown the butter. ...
  6. Include an extra egg yolk.
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How do you doctor up boxed cookie mix? ›

You can upgrade your cookie dough by adding spices to it, said Tracy Wilk, lead chef at the Institute of Culinary Education. This can lead to a warm, spicy cookie. To do so, combine ground cinnamon, ginger, and sugar, and then roll your balls of cookie dough in the mix before baking.

Should I add an extra egg to my cookie mix? ›

For best results, Serious Eats recommends adding one extra yolk per whole egg the recipe calls for. Balance here is important, because too much egg yolk will incorporate too much moisture, rendering your batch spongy and cakelike rather than the texture of a traditional cookie.

What is the main ingredient that makes a cake moist? ›

One common ingredient swap that is known to help make cakes remarkably moist is using milk instead of water. Try switching out any water in your recipe for full-fat milk or buttermilk for a moist, decadent texture. Another ingredient that can enhance the moisture of your cake is mayonnaise.

How to make cake from a box taste homemade? ›

To make a box cake taste better, use good quality butter (melted), such as Flechard, instead of oil. You may also add about a teaspoon to 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. For chocolate box cakes, you may use strong coffee instead of water and use good quality high cocoa chocolate (melted), such as Guittard or Ghirardelli.

What ingredient makes cake fluffy? ›

Leavening Agents

These are the key ingredients that make a cake rise. There are two types of leavening agents, chemical (baking soda and baking powder) and biological (yeast).

What does adding an extra egg to cake mix do? ›

Add an Extra Egg

The additional fat in the egg yolk helps create a more tender and moist cake that is full of flavor. The extra egg also helps the cake have a more stable texture, which is great if you want to bake it up as a layer cake instead of a sheet cake or cupcakes.

How to elevate a boxed cake mix? ›

Even if you're making cake from the box, it never hurts to spike it with a quality extract. With extracts—anything from lemon and almond extract to rose or orange flower water, not to mention high-quality vanilla—a little bit goes a long way.

What does adding pudding to cake mix do? ›

Put some pudding in the mix: Add a small box of pudding mix in with the cake mix. (Don't make the pudding.) The mix adds additional flavor, moistness, and a denser texture.

What is the difference between cake mix and cookie mix? ›

Is there a difference between cake mix and cookie mix? Between the two mixes, the biggest difference is the amount of ingredients added. Both use similar ingredients like flour, sugar, egg, but cake batter tends to be runnier, while cookie dough is more dense and usually requires chilling time in the fridge.

What are the three types of batters? ›

Culinary professionals break batters into three categories: drop batter, pour batter, and coating batter based on how they use them.

What is the main difference between cookies and cakes? ›

Cookies, with simple cookie dough or batter, can be scooped onto a baking sheet and are ready within minutes, allowing for a quick treat almost any time. On the other hand, cake recipes require a more meticulous approach, often involving careful layering and longer baking times to achieve their soft, airy texture.

What are the two types of batter in baking? ›

Batter types

In the world of the batters we have mainly two types of batters : tempura batters and adhesion batters. Adhesion batters form a binding medium between the food product and the crumb layer.


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