How to Make Box Cake Mix Cookies

cake mix cookies

If you’ve seen these around Pinterest or on your InstaStories, you’re not alone. Box cake mix cookies are not a new thing and I certainly didn’t invent them, but I appreciate how easy and quick these treats are! With just three ingredients and one bowl, waiting for the cookies to come out of the oven is the hardest part of the “recipe.” Watch below for a quick walk-through of the world’s easiest cookies. 

You’ll need:

1 box of cake mix, any flavor you like
2 eggs
1/3 c. vegetable oil

I tried a batch with melted butter and they were meh, in my opinion, but if butter is all you have on-hand, it is fine as a substitution.

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325°F and line or spray your cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix the oil and eggs together to break up the eggs. (Tip: Add your eggs to the measuring cup with the oil and save a bowl!)
  3. Combine the cake mix and egg/oil in a medium bowl. No need to over mix! 
  4. Spoon the mix into rounded tablespoons on the cookie sheet. 
  5. Bake at 325°F for 10–12 minutes (a little longer if they were thicker!)

One box makes just over a dozen generous cookies that are the easiest holiday dessert ever or the perfect after-school cookie snack. Let us know what flavor cake mix cookies you try!

A fifth-generation San Antonionian - who happened to spend her formative years in Austin - Amanda loves the SAT from the confetti in her hair to the bluebonnets under her feet. Never one to miss a reason to host a party or decorate for a theme, Amanda revels in the 'mas Fiesta' attitude of the city. She's mom to Vivi (2012) aka #HurricaneVivi, Mac (2020) and wife to Francois, whom she met at Texas A&M (FTAC '05). She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in Making it Up As She Goes - which means she's a sometimes-fun-mom. You can find her on Instagram . She loves confetti, croissants, and a cold Ranch Water. Favorite Restaurant: Piatti's Favorite Landmark: Johnson Street footbridge in King William Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Fiesta Medals