Cake Mix Cookies – Four Ways

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Cake Mix Cookies are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to make cookies. Three ingredients plus your favorite mix ins is all you need.

We love a good and easy cookie recipe, among our favorites, are these  Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Cookies, Cranberry Pistachio Cookies, and Flour Less Peanut Butter Cookies. If you are looking for something extra indulgent, these Snickers Cookies are a MUST try!

Cake Mix Cookies are the perfect way to make homemade, bakery style cookies. Red Velvet Cookies, Carrot Cake Cookies, Funfetti Cookies and Thin Mints Brownie Cookies, all made with cake mixes.

Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies are one of my favorite baking shortcuts. The flavors are endless and you can play with all your favorite mix-ins. You need only three base ingredients: cake mix, melted butter, and eggs. If you want to make bakery-style cookies in almost no time and with minimum effort and ingredients, these recipes are for you! I made Cake Mix Cookies using the following cake mixes: Funfetti, Carrot Cake, Red Velvet, and Thin Mints Brownies.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe:

Nothing beats the elegance of a red velvet cookie! With this recipe, you can make some in less than 30 minutes!

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to make bakery style red velvet cookies.

Carrot Cake Mix Cookies Recipe:

When you crave carrot cake, all you have to do is grab one of these cookies. Loaded with white chocolate chips, these are fabulous.

Carrot Cake Mix Cookies loaded with walnuts, raisins and white chocolate chips, are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to make bakery style carrot cake cookies.

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies Recipe:

Loaded with sprinkles, these soft and chewy cookies are perfect for birthday parties! Kids will love them!
Funafuti Cake Mix Cookies loaded with walnuts, raisins and white chocolate chips, are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to make bakery style Funfetti cookies.

Thin Mints Brownie Cake Mix Cookies Recipe:

A match made in heaven: chocolate and mint! These Cake Mix Cookies are chewy and chocolaty, they resemble an indulgent brownie, in cookie form.

Thin Mints Brownie Cake Mix Cookies loaded with walnuts, raisins and white chocolate chips, are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to make bakery style brownie cookies.

Tips & Tricks To Make the Best Cake Mix Cookies :

  • Start with your favorite Cake Mix flavor and make sure it matches the recipe quantity requirements
  • Also, you can use melted butter or canola oil if you don’t have butter on hand. I prefer using butter, but oil will work too.
  • The eggs should be at room temperature. So, ensure to remove them from the fridge at least 30-minutes prior to the cooking process.
  • I like to roll the cookies in white granulated sugar, it gives it that crackly, sugary top
  • You can use your favorite mix-ins, but don’t use fresh fruits like raspberries, as they will add extra water to the recipe
  • Some great additions that I like are: chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, raisins, and dried fruits
  • Make sure you don’t over bake the cookies and let them cool in the pan a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack, as the cookies are still very soft when they come out of the oven
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Cake Mix Cookies - 4 Ways
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 12 per box
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 mins

Ingredients

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies:

  • 1 box  Funfetti Cake Mix  (about 15.25 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup  butter  (melted)
  • 2  eggs  (room temperature)
  • 1 cup  rainbow sprinkles 
  • ¼ cup  sugar  (optional)

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies:

  • 1 box  Red Velvet Cake Mix  (about 15.25 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup  butter  (melted)
  • 2  eggs  (room temperature)
  • 1 cup  white chocolate chips 
  • ¼ cup  sugar  (optional)

Carrot Cake Mix Cookies:

  • 1 box  Carrot Cake Mix  (about 15.25 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup  butter  (melted)
  • 2  eggs  (room temperature)
  • ½ cup  white chocolate chips 
  • ¼ cup  raisins 
  • ¼ cup  walnuts  (chopped)
  • ¼ cup  sugar  (optional)

Thin Mints Brownie Mix Cookies:

  • 1 box  Thin Mints Brownie Mix  (about 14.1 ounces)
  • ¼ cup  butter  (melted)
  • 1  egg  (room temperature)
  • ½ cup  chocolate chips 
  • ¼ cup  sugar  (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk and combine cake mix, butter, and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed or just by using a fork (I prefer the fork for these recipes). Whisk until smooth.
  3. Stir in mix ins (like nuts, chocolate chips ext) by hand based on recipes.
  4. Form dough balls, about 1.5 tablespoon of dough per ball, roll them with your hands and roll in sugar.
  5. Drop dough balls about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Just slightly flatten the cookies with a fork or using your fingers.
  6. Bake cookies 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. The centers will be soft, so cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. Store covered or in an airtight container.
  8. Enjoy!
Calories: 296 Carbohydrates: 42 Protein: 3 Fat: 13 Saturated Fat: 5 Cholesterol: 38 Sodium: 291 Potassium: 100 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 30 Vitamin A: 190 Vitamin C: 0.1 Calcium: 46 Iron: 1.5
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Here are a few more fun recipes made with Cake Mix! No Bake Cake Batter Truffles:

No Bake Cake Batter Truffles are very easy to make using funfetti cake mix. Loaded with lots of sprinkles and dipped in white chocolate, these are delicious.

and No Bake Devil’s Food Cake Truffles:

Oreo Devil's Food Cake Truffles are easy to make and no bake, loaded with chocolate cake mix, Oreos, dipped in white chocolate and topped with Oreo crumbs.
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Jen

What a genius HACK!! I have 3 boxes of cake mix in my pantry right now so I guess I only need to decide which ones to make first!!

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Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

These are great recipes to have around when you need cookies in a pinch! Great variety!

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Katerina @ diethood .com

This is great!! I can't wait to try all of them!!

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carrie @ frugal foodie mama

I just love cake mix cookies! They always turn out so soft & thick. :)

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Michelle

I've never made cookies with a cake mix. Actually I usually leave the cookie making up to my daughter and husband. But I may attempt these. :)

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Krista

I need to try these! I cannot decide which one to start with!

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Cookin Canuck

I'll bet my kids would love to make these with me. So many fun options!

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Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

These look like so much fun! And easy!

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Heather

These all look so delicious and fun!

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Megan @ MegUnprocessed

What a fun recipe! Simple and so easy.

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Miranda

Using cake mix is such a good idea! I can't wait to try all of these!

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Heidi R. Klekamp

Lemon are the best!!! Add 6 drops of young living essential oil to lemon cake mix with white chocolate morsels!!!

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Glad you loved them, they are quite delicious and super easy to make, one of our favorites!)

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