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These cake mix cookies are deliciously fluffy and chewy cookies that let you get creative. Switch up the flavor of the cake mix or add a few extras into the batter to customize these yummy cookies. 
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  1. CAKE MIX COOKIES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CAKE MIX COOKIES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Soft, chewy, and ridiculously easy to make, these cake mix cookies are a fun treat to whip up when the cookie craving strikes. A box cake mix creates moist cookies that you can customize to suit the season and satisfy your sweet tooth.

close up shot of cake mix cookies dipped in melted frosting and topped with sprinkles

CAKE MIX COOKIES INGREDIENTS

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) Funfetti boxed Cake Mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil 
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting (store-bought can)
  • Funfetti sprinkles for decorating

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CAKE MIX: While this easy cookie recipe calls for funfetti mix, it would still be delicious if you would like to use different cake mix flavors for these easy cookies.

MIX-INS: There are so many different mix-ins you can add to this basic recipe to take it to the next level. Nuts, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or milk chocolate chips would all work well.

SPRINKLES: Change up the sprinkles you use to coat the icing to match the season.

HOW TO MAKE THIS CAKE MIX COOKIES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

PRO TIP:

Spray your cookie sheet lightly with cooking spray, and then lay the parchment paper down. The sprayed sheet helps the parchment paper stay in place.

STEP TWO: In a large bowl, mix together by hand the box of cake mix, oil, melted butter and eggs. Stir with a big wooden spoon just until combined. Don’t overmix. 

PRO TIP:

If you forget to bring your eggs to room temperature, gently place them in a cup of warm water for a few minutes to warm them up.

cake mix cookies process shot of ingredients mixed together in a bowl

STEP THREE: Using a large cookie scoop (2 tablespoon size), drop cookie dough balls onto a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

PRO TIP:

You can make these delicious cookies as big or as small as you like!

cake mix cookies process shot of cookie dough placed onto a cookie sheet

STEP FOUR: Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until the bottom edges of the cookie start to show a brown edge. They may seem a little underbaked, but once the edges look a little crisp, then remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet.

PRO TIP:

If you want perfectly round cookies, as soon as they come out of the oven while they are still hot on the pan, use a large round cookie cutter!

Carefully place it over the cookie and swirl the hot cookie around in it. This will help round off the edges of the cookie.

Move quickly to do this while the cookies are still warm. Make sure you hold the cookie sheet in one place using a potholder.

cake mix cookies process shot after cookies are baked and rounded with a cookie cutter

STEP FIVE: In a small microwaveable bowl, place the vanilla icing. Microwave on 50% power in 10-second intervals until the icing is melted. I used a 1-cup Pyrex glass measuring cup. 

STEP SIX: Dip the cookies halfway down into the melted icing. Lay on the parchment paper or a drying rack and sprinkle with the candy sprinkles while the icing is still warm.

cake mix cookies process shot of cookies dipped into melted frosting, topped with sprinkles, and placed on a cooking rack

STEP SEVEN: Let the icing cool and harden before serving.

PRO TIP:

The icing will be sticky on the bottom of the cookie until it fully sets up in 5 to 6 hours. The icing on the top will firm up quicker.

HOW TO SERVE

These homemade cookies are so fun and colorful. The sprinkles in the funfetti cake mix would make these an ideal choice for birthday parties.

Add them to a platter along with our M&M cookies and no bake monster cookies for a rainbow of cookies.

Cake mix recipes are a great way to save time but still want to do a little bit of baking. Check out our Cool Whip cookies and peppermint patty cookies for two more tasty treats

STORAGE

ON THE COUNTER: Store these easy cake mix cookies on the counter in an airtight container for up to three days.

IN THE FREEZER: This amazing cookie recipe can be frozen for up to three months stored in an airtight container.

close up shot of a handful of cake mix cookies dipped in melted frosting and topped with sprinkles

These fluffy cookies are moist and chewy and are incredibly easy to make. All you need is a box of cake mix and pantry staples to mix up these sweet treats. Add icing and sprinkles, and you are all set! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use different flavors of cake mix in this recipe?

You could use any flavor of cake mix you’d like. Chocolate cake mix, white cake mix, or red velvet cake mix would all work well.

Can I freeze these funfetti cake mix cookies?

This great recipe freezes well and will last sealed in an airtight container for up to three months.

Can I freeze the dough before baking?

You could whip up the dough and freeze it wrapped in plastic wrap. Thaw fully when you are ready to bake.

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Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 2 votes
These cake mix cookies are deliciously fluffy and chewy cookies that let you get creative. Switch up the flavor of the cake mix or add a few extras into the batter to customize these yummy cookies. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 28 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • 15.25 ounces Funfetti Cake Mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting store-bought can
  • Funfetti sprinkles for decorating

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together by hand the cake mix, oil, melted butter and eggs. Stir with a big spoon just until combined. Don’t overmix.
  • Using a large scoop (2 tablespoons size), drop cookies onto a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until the bottom edges of the cookie start to show a brown edge. They may seem a little underbaked, but once the edges look a little crisp, then remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl, place the vanilla icing. Microwave on 50% power in 10-second intervals until the icing is melted. I used a 1-cup Pyrex glass measuring cup.
  • Dip the cookies halfway down into the melted icing. Lay on the parchment paper or a drying rack and sprinkle with the candy sprinkles while the icing is still warm.
  • Let the icing cool and harden before serving.

Notes

PRO TIP: Spray your cookie sheet lightly with cooking spray, and then lay the parchment paper down. The sprayed sheet helps the parchment paper stay in place.
 
PRO TIP: If you forget to bring your eggs to room temperature, gently place them in a cup of warm water for a few minutes to warm them up.
 
PRO TIP: You can make these delicious cookies as big or as small as you like!
 
PRO TIP: If you want perfectly round cookies, as soon as they come out of the oven while they are still hot on the pan, carefully use a large round cookie cutter and place it over the cookie and swirl the hot cookie around in it, and that will help round off the edges of the cookie. Move quickly to do this while the cookies are still warm. Hold the cookie sheet in one place with your hand that has the potholder.
 
PRO TIP: The icing will be sticky on the bottom of the cookie until it fully sets up in 5 to 6 hours. The icing on the top will firm up quicker.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Patricia Trillich says

    5 stars
    Hi
    I used this recipe, except for the icing, on both a Funfetti cake mix AND a Caramel Turtle brownie mix and they were deliciously easy & hubby & I find it now hard to keep any in the tin! My favorite is the Turtle brownie Brookie – I added walnuts, used cacao grounds & a quarter bag of Twix pieces to the mix; and to the Funfetti cookie, I added unsweetened coconut. I’ve shared pictures & recipe on FB, directing others to check your site out for themselves for additional hints.