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Cake Mix Cookies

I have been soooo busy the last two weeks working on my blog move and re-design my family gently reminded me that I had not baked any yummy treats in a while…….so I need to come up with something simple that I knew they would love!

Since I was working on a lot of my old posts, I had come across a recipe I had posted a long time ago for Cake Mix Cookies.  They were a huge hit back then, but for some reason we had not made them since.  (I think some of it has to do with having a blog….and always wanting to make something new, so I can blog about it! lol)

So we made the cookies, and I took new pictures…….just so I can rave about these cookies again!

They’re SO easy, require few ingredients AND really are……a fantastic cookie, if you like soft cookies!

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We like them with the Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix and frosting, but you can make them in any flavor you like!

Easy Cake Mix Cookies

Easy Cake Mix Cookies


  • 1 cake mix (any flavor)
  • 2 eggs
  • oil (use the amount that is called for on the cake box)
  • 1 can frosting (any flavor)


  1. Heat oven to 375°
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and oil until well blended.
  3. shape dough into 1? balls and place on cookie sheet.
  4. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped in powdered sugar
  5. Bake at 375° for 8-9 mins.
  6. Cool and remove from cookie sheet
  7. Spread frosting over warm or cooled cookies.

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These would make a great Back to School Treat!!

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. 1

    I know what you mean about not baking something you already blogged!! Sometimes my family just wants some plain brownies or chocolate chip cookies, and here I am making all this crazy stuff!! I have to remind myself sometimes to bake them things they love.
    These cookies look like the perfect thing to whip up for an after school snack!! Thanks, chickie!! :)

  2. 2

    Gotta LOVE those easy peasy recipes with yumminess to them!

  3. 3

    Oh Yum. I haven’t tried the funfetti ones yet. They look great, especially with frosting! I’ve always made them with the betty crocker devil’s food cake and mixed in mini chocolate chips. Great for a quick and easy chocolate fix or good enough to take to a party, too!

  4. 5

    I try to keep a few of these cake mixes around for when my daughters have friends over. they think they are making homemade cookies and I know I have all the ingredients

  5. 7

    oh man! I LOVE these cookies!!!!! and I like mixing it up with different cake mix and mix-ins! YUM!

  6. 8

    I never made these, I’ve heard they are great though. And I agree, I tend to bake something once, we love it, and then I keep baking new things and forget about the others.
    Maybe I need to make a favorites folder :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. 9

    I love cake box cookies. I end up making the red velvet cake box cookies most often, they are my son’t favorite, I even shape them into hearts from a circle and send some extra love in his lunch box!
    Thanks for reminding me just how easy they are, we’ve been up to our ears in cupcakes lately so this would be a great way to switch it up.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  8. 11

    I’ve never heard of cake box cookies before. Now I’m wondering how they would taste if frosted with royal icing?!

  9. 13

    Super Yummy, These are going on my must try this week list.



  10. 14

    I bet these are SO good!!! And I love your pictures, too!

  11. 16

    FANTASTIC!!! Now, I am trying to stumble your post, and cant find the button!!! :( And with google chrome I dont have my stumble upon toolbar so cant just thumbs up it… am I just lost??? HOW DO I STUMBLE YOUR FABULOUSNESS???? :)

  12. 18

    Cake mix cookies are SO yummy! I love them!
    Your new blog looks beautiful, Cheryl! You should be soooo excited!!!!

  13. 19

    Those look so yummy and easy! You can’t beat that combo :).

  14. 20

    I make a cake mix cookie that is a little different. My recipe calls for 1 box of cake mix, 1 egg, and 1- 8 oz. container of Cool Whip. After you’ve stirred all that together, you roll into little balls and then roll the balls in powdered sugar and then bake them at 350. They are so good and served at a lot of bridal and baby showers around my neck of the woods. The lemon ones are my favorite! I’ve seen them made with orange, lemon, & strawberry cake mixes).

  15. 21

    Oh! These look good and simple to make. Thanks for sharing

  16. 22

    These look amazing. And easy! Are they like sugar cookies? Thanks so much for sharing and linkin up to tasty tuesdays. These will for sure be a hit.

  17. 23
    Michelle V says:

    These are in the oven as we speak, and from my kids’ experience, it doesn’t happen often that there is baking going on! These were so easy, I think I’ll be buying cake mixes more often. Since my youngest is allergic to peanuts, this is a simple way to make lots of different cookies without worrying about substituting ingredients and such. If you ever find a way to make peanut-butter cookies without peanut butter, let me know!

    • 24
      Michelle V says:

      YUM! I am sure these 30 cookies will not last the whole day. Now to mix icing and let the kids get messy. Did I just say that? OH MY WORD! What is right with me today? Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  18. 25

    I’d like to “pin” this recipe, but must be having a dumb moment…and I can’t find it under your pinterest boards. Help?


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