Cookies From Cake Mix

Cookies From Cake Mix

I get requests for this simple cookie recipe all the time and when you taste them, I know you will just love how good they are. There are a lot of variations of this particular recipe, but this one is the most simple and tastiest that I have made. I would love to hear how you like them too!


  • 1 box any variety, any flavor cake mix (I like Betty Crocker yellow cake, chocolate (pictured), or spice cake)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegtable oil (canola works fine too)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together in a bowl until dough forms
  • Scoop spoonfuls into bowl of granulated sugar
  • Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and let stand for a few minutes

*Tips- I cover my baking sheet with foil or parchment paper to reduce clean up,
I role my my spoonfuls of dough in sugar, but that is an optional step (it makes them look pretty too!)
And I find that if I remove them from the oven right at the 10 minute mark, they are softer and more chewy.

*This post was previously published on September 13, 2008 on this blog and is reprinted with permission.


  1. Yummy, I remember you mentioning cakem mix coookies in your blog, oh probably a few years back now! I think I make mine with 1/2 cup melted butter and one egg. I'm not sure where I got that stuck in my head. Oh, I just love all of your creative ideas. Fun stuff. Can you come over for a crafty mommy's day out (in) day =)-. All though the plane ticket just might be a little to spendy for that : )-

  2. Those are probably one of my hubby's fave cookies. Aren't they scrumtious?

    I've enjoyed looking around your site today - even became a follower.


  3. YUMM!! I love making these cookies during Christmas. They are so easy to do which helps because I make so many.

  4. Oh, I'll definitely have to try these!

  5. I just found your blog and it's really inspiring! I've got a very picky eater at home and I've never thought of using a muffin tin. Very creative and I'll be sure to try it! Pop over if you get a chance and say hi:

    Blessings, Jenni

  6. These cookies are the bane of my existance! I love baking from scratch, but will sometimes make these if time is tight. Guess which cookies ALWAYS get the most raves? Yep. From a box! People do not believe me when I tell them they are from a mix....