Cake Mix Cookies are basically the perfect shortcut to a delicious dessert, without even the fuss of waiting for a cake to rise! By using whatever kind of cake mix you’re craving as the foundation, (you can even make multiple batches using different mixes for a variety of flavor fun), these cookies are guaranteed to be tender, sweet, and flavorful! Plus, they’re definitely ready to be topped with your favorite melty candy pieces for a touch of crunch and extra fun! Why fuss around with dessert when Cake Mix Cookies make it easy?


  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box cake mix, of your choice
  • 1/2 scant cup vegetable oil or 7 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • candy pieces or chocolate chips, optional, of your choice, to taste


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, the oil, and the eggs until combined.

Step 4 –Optionally, cover the dough and refrigerate until somewhat set, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 5 –Using a medium scoop or a spoon, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6 –Top the dough scoops with the candy pieces.

Step 7 –Bake until the cookies are set, about 9-11 minutes. Do not let them brown.

Step 8 –Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes.

Step 9 –Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 10 –Serve.