Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Although I am not typically a boxed cake mix kind of gal (I prefer my baked goods made from scratch), I had a box of chocolate cake mix in my cupboard. I wanted to try something different than just making cupcakes or a cake. I spotted a cookie recipe that used a box caked mix, so I gave it a shot! It is a really straightforward recipe.


  • 1 boxed cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • any extra goodies you want to add (I chose walnuts and chocolate chips)


Preheat your oven to 350*F and spray or line your cookie sheets.

Mix everything together with a hand mixer. I thought I would be able to do this by hand. You can’t! The consistency of this dough/batter is really neither cookie dough nor cake batter. I actually thought to myself while making this, “Well, there is no way these cookies are going to turn out well.” The batter actually wrapped around the hand mixer, I have never seen that happen. Very weird.

But, by some miracle, they do. I promise!

Once it all comes together, you can either stick it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to make it easier to handle, or use a cookie scoop to drop cookie balls onto your cookie sheets. I flattened my cookies out a bit because I topped them with a walnut and a few extra chocolate chips.

Bake for about 12-14 minutes (13 did the trick for us) at 350° F. Let them cool on the tray for about two minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

These are best the first day or if you heat them up a bit and serve with some vanilla ice cream a day or two later!

Boxed Cake Mix Cookies
Yields 15
Quick and easy cookies made from a boxed cake mix

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Cook Time
13 min

Total Time
30 min

Cook Time
13 min

Total Time
30 min

1 Boxed Cake Mix (I used chocolate fudge)
1/2 Cup of oil
2 Eggs
Optional: Chocolate chips, nuts, toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350*F and line baking sheets
Using a handmixer, mix all ingredients until well combined
Using a cookie scoop, drop cookies onto baking sheets with at least two inches of space around each cookie
Bake for 12-14 minutes
Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before trasnferring to a wire cooling rack

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5 Responses to Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

  1. These look delish and so easy! I actually have some boxed cake mix downstairs in our pantry and I might try this out this weekend :)

  2. Sounds so easy!

  3. These cookies look delicious and the recipe is so simple. This is something my girls would love to make with me.

  4. These sound really good and easy enough for me to make.

  5. making these right now! will let you know how they turn out!

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