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Monday, August 19, 2019

Crazy Good Cake Mix Cookie Recipes

Did you know you could make really easy and fun cookies with a cake mix? Here are some of the absolute best cake mix cookie recipes on the internet!

collage of cookies made with cake mixes, vanilla sprinkle cookies, chocolate cookies, and everything in between

     Get a glass of milk ready, we are about to get elbow deep in delicious cookies.  The best part is each of these recipes start with a cake mix.  With a few simple ingredients they can turn into amazing cookies perfect for giving, cookie tray building and eating!

       Did you know you can make simple cookies with just a handful of ingredients? If you start with a cake mix, you can have fun cookies in just a matter of minutes.

      Some of these recipes are great starter recipes for people just learning to bake.  They are also great for busy bakers who want something homemade but don't have a lot of time to devote to the cause.

    I think you'll agree there is something for everyone here. From chocolate to lemon, birthday worthy treats and cookies that would be perfectly at home on a holiday dessert tray. 

    The only question is what recipe will you make first?

Fudgy turtle cookies from Life Should Cost Less look perfectly gooey and delicious.  Anything with that much chocolate, caramel and pecans is sure to be a hit! 

Lemon gooey butter cookies are so soft, a little gooey and oh so lemony.  They are one of my coworkers' favorite treats! They are perfect in the summer or a fun brighter option any time. 

grinch cookies overhead photo of green and white crinkle cookies with red heart

Grinch cookies from A Gouda Life are perfect for my Grinch loving Little Dude.  Do you have a Grinch lover too?  Of course they would be fun on any holiday cookie tray or would be perfect for a Dr. Seuss party as well. 

These soft carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting are made with Betty Crocker cake mix. This simple recipe has no nuts and has the best taste!

Carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting from Salt and Lavender look absolutely amazing.  Of course a smear of cream cheese frosting gets my frosting loving heart's attention as well!

These marshmallow confetti cookies feature a fun alternative to traditional icing and work great for celebrations! Give this easy cookie recipe a try!

Marshmallow Confetti Cookies from Finding Zest look like a party! They make me think of a birthday but I would love one any time!

Gingerbread Spice Cookies (Time Saver Recipe)

Gingerbread spice cookies from The Monday Box are another festive option.  Just look how pretty they are.  Nobody will ever guess they were made with a cake mix!

Cookies and cream gooey butter cookies have cookies baked in cookies! These are soft, buttery and delicious.  You will want to hide some to keep for yourself!

how to make biscotti from cake mix

Biscotti from a cake mix from Ever After in the Woods

Soft and chewy strawberry cookies from Intelligent Domestications look absolutely fabulous.  I just love all of the frosting on these cookies and anything strawberry is going to be delicious!

Chocolate Oreo peppermint cookies from Soulfully Made have cookies baked in cookies as well! But these have more chocolate and candy canes too!

Pink lemonade concentrate gives these Pink Lemonade Cookies a tart treat inside and out. Frosted with a quick homemade icing and sprinkled with pink sugar crystals, the cookies will be a hit for a refreshing sweet summertime treat.

Easy pink lemonade cookies from Blogghetti scream summer! The classic summer flavor combo doesn't have to stay in your glass, you can now enjoy it in cookie form too.

Did you know you could make really easy and fun cookies with a cake mix? Here are some of the absolute best cake mix cookie recipes on the internet!


  1. I’ve never made cake box cookies but now I want to, these look sooooo yummy and so many options!

  2. these cookies look so good. I think it is time to pull out my cookie pans and get some of these cookies

  3. Hi Carlee, these cookie recipes all sound good, but we are limited as to what cake mixes we get here. I'd love to have a go at the gooey lemon cookies or the easy pink lemonade cookies, but finding the ingredients will be a problem!


    1. I need to pack you up a big box of junk food from our grocery stores and send it your way! ;-)

  4. What a great collection! Life just got easier when cookies are being craved. Thanks for including my Pink Lemonade Cookies!

    1. Thanks for sharing it with me, they look delicious!


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