Mix and Match Cake Mix Cookies

These Cake Mix Cookies use only four ingredients, require no chilling and are super easy to make! If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make cookies out of cake mix, I’ve got you covered!

Want even more cake mix cookie options? Check out these chocolate chip cookies made with funfetti cake mix!

Pink, vanilla and chocolate cake mix cookies

Easy Cake Mix Cookies

These cookies are fun to make and so tasty! It’s like eating cake in cookie form. You get the taste of a cake with the soft and chewy texture of a cookie – the best of two worlds in one!

And with how easy they are to make, it makes it really easy to make several flavors and variations at the same time. You can make one cookie dough and add several kinds of mix-ins or get a couple kinds of cake mix. When making these cookies, I used a regular white cake mix, strawberry and chocolate. I then made each dough, divided them in half and added different mix ins to each half. Easy and delicious variety for all the different preferences in your family!

Why would you make cookies out of cake mix?

Cake mix cookies are about the easiest cookies you’ll ever make and they’re pretty much fool proof. Cake mixes are made so that pretty much anybody can make a cake (or cookie!) with them and you’d have to work SUPER hard to screw it up. Plus, with only 4 ingredients needed for these cookies, they go into the oven in no time. You’ll be eating cookies in about 20 minutes!

These cookies are also awesome because there are so many ways to change them up. The cake mix flavor options are endless, which means so are your cookie options.

Toffee and butterscotch cake mix cookiesPink, white and chocolate cake mix cookies

Cake Mix Cookies Ingredients

To make these cookies, you’ll need just four ingredients:

  • Cake mix
  • Melted butter
  • Eggs
  • Mix ins

You could swap out the melted butter for vegetable oil, but I actually preferred the flavor the butter added to the cookies. There wasn’t a huge difference otherwise.

Pink white and chocolate cake mix cookies on a counter

How to Make Cake Mix Cookies

  • Mix the batter: Take your cake mix, melted butter and eggs, toss them in a bowl and mix them together until they are well combined. Then add your mix ins. That’s LITERALLY it! You’re ready to bake!
  • Form cookies & bake: Make balls of cookie dough that are about 2 tablespoons in size and bake them for about nine to eleven minutes. Pay attention to your particular oven, because they can definitely vary. The different cake mixes also bake slightly differently (some bake up thicker than others), so keep an eye on them to see when they are done baking.

And that’s it! Your cookies are ready!

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Chip Cookies

5 Easy Cake Mix Cookie Ideas

The hardest part is deciding which flavors and mix ins to go with, because there are so many options. With my three box mixes, I made 5 kinds of cookies:

  • Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookies
  • Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Toffee and Butterscotch Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

My personal favorites were no surprise – the Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Funfetti and Toffee and Butterscotch Chip Cookies! SO good!

Whatever mix and mix ins you use, these are sure to be a hit!

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookie

More Easy Cookie Recipes

Easy Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies
No Bake Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Soft and Chewy Caramel Clusters

More Great Cake Mix Recipes

Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow
Lemon White Chocolate Gooey Bars
Cannoli Poke Cake
Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Cake
Funfetti Millionaire Cake
Cake Mix Soft Pretzels

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Easy Cake Mix Cookies Recipe | No Chilling & Only 4 Ingredients!

Mix and Match Cake Mix Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: about 22 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Cake Mix Cookies use only four ingredients, require no chilling and are super easy to make! If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make cookies out of cake mix, I’ve got you covered!


15.25 ounce box cake mix
1/2 cup melted butter (or vegetable oil)
2 large eggs
1 cup mix ins


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C). Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
2. In a large mixer bowl, add the cake mix, melted butter and eggs and mix until well combined.
3. Stir in your choice of mix ins.
4. Bake balls of about 2 tablespoons each and place onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the cookies are set. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then removed to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
6. Store cookies in an air tight container. Cookies are best for 3-4 days.

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  1. Traci

    I made 2 batches not too long ago for my family ( hubby, his parents, his gma and my brother in law), and they were gone in 3 days…. I got about 6 total…


    I used Betty Crocker cake mix. Unsalted butter room temperature. Correction for Betty Crocker cake mix= “Bake balls of about 2 tablespoons each (1 or 1 1/2 tablespoon) place onto prepared baking sheet”
    It is a good recipe. This Betty Crocker cake mix SPREAD while baking.

  3. Jennie

    These turned out perfect and made 18 medium/large cookies I did rainbow cake and dark chocolate mix ins 🙂 

  4. Pamela

    Hello! Tried these last week and they were delicious! Mine ended up a little thicker/“cake” like rather than looking like yours.. any suggestions? Delicious either way and awesome to make with my kiddos. We’re making more tomorrow =)

    1. Lindsay

      I’m not sure. I would think this recipe is fairly straightforward. It’s possible that different brands of cake mix would give slightly different results. I honestly don’t remember which I used, but I’m guessing Pillsbury. Glad you enjoyed them!

  5. Cindy Johnson

    Have you tried adding in instant pudding? I want to make it with pistachio pudding. Do you think it would work? 

  6. Karen Rutledge

    They are very delicious.  I found in order to keep the flavor fresh store separately.  Example:  store lemon separate from Chocolate etc… I have been making these over 20 years.  Always a family favorite!  Peanut butter chips are great in a chocolate cake mix ! 

  7. Jenny

    We have tried so many different varieties! So easy for the kids to help with, and so good! 
    Thank You!

  8. Alexia

    Haven’t tried it yet but what if the cake mix is too runny can u add more flour ? I know the ones I use are a bit runny n won’t hold like normal dough does my cake mixes use milk as well maybe that’s why it’s more of a liquid 

    1. Lindsay

      You don’t want to add the amount of ingredients that are on the box or it will end up very thin. Add the ingredients as they are listed in this recipe to the cake mix and it should come out as a dough.

      1. Linda

        Since Betty Crocker decided to reduce the amount of cake mix from 18oz to 15oz, make sure you’re using the Duncan Hines 18oz mix! If you can only find the other one, reduce your oil to 1/3cup. 🙂

  9. Sue Quevedo

    Hi, i made many many varieties and many batches in a jiffy for our bake sale at church. They were a huge hit and loved by everyone. Of course it was an opportunity to tell them about your great site as well. Continued success!! And, Happy cooking!

  10. Iris

    Oooo Yum! I just made a batch now… Added chocolate chips and walnuts.. DELICIOUS!.
    I THINK I will be making these all year round.. ❤️❤️

  11. Amy

    My cookies spread A LOT! But the kids didn’t mind because they were still delicious!! Thanks for the fun and easy recipe!

    1. Lindsay

      I’m glad they enjoyed them! I’m not sure why they spread so much. It could be a difference in the particular box mix. I believe I used Betty Crocker when testing these.

  12. Wendy

    I’m giving these a five star rating because I can’t imagine them being anything but!
    The cookies sound delicious and with endless possibilities ….I can’t wait to give them a try…..do you know if they freeze OK!?

      1. Wendy

        Thank you!….I made mine with a ‘Butter Pecan’ cake mix and added butterscotch chips and extra pecans on the top….when I told my hubby they we’re good for 3/4 days and was going to freeze some…he told me not to bother they wouldn’t be around that long …..they are Yummy…I agree.

    1. Lindsay

      So that would be any thing you want to mix into the cookies, like chocolate chips, toffee bits, crushed up Oreos or any number of things.

  13. Susan Rasek

    Hi, Lindsay!  Haven’t made these cookies as of yet, but want to know if I can add in old fashioned oatmeal without messing them up.  This way I could make some really good oatmeal craisin cookies!  What do you think?  Susan Rasek.  Swrasek@hotmail.com

    1. Lindsay

      You know, it never even occurred to me to try that out. I don’t know exactly how that would turn out, but I’m guessing it should be all right. You might end up needing to add a little more melted butter to account for the extra dryness of the oatmeal.

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