Cake Mix Cookie Roundup: Our Top 10 Family Favorites

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I may have to start calling myself The Cake Mix Cookie Queen. I love making cake mix cookies. It’s so simple to take a box of cake mix, add butter and a couple of eggs and a few yummy extras and make a delicious batch of cookies in a flash. I’ve come up with several cake mix cookie recipes for our family blog, and in this post you’ll find our family’s top ten favorites.

Before we begin, there are a couple quick tips:

1. Use REAL butter. 

I’ve had a few friends try our recipes and they’ve been disappointed to find their results have differed from ours. After talking, I found out they were using margarine or some kind of butter substitute. Margarine and butter substitutes often have a lot of water and it can interfere with the texture of the cookie. Real butter is best for these recipes.

2. If you’re not using an Heirloom Cookie Sheet – you’ll want to use parchment paper to line your standard cookie sheet. 

These cookies are often packed with yummy add-ins like chocolate chips, caramel bits, coconut, ect. Often during baking some of the add-ins will spill out of the cookie and onto the cookie sheet, causing burning. I find it’s easier if I use parchment paper to line a standard cookie sheet, or stick with a high quality Heirloom Cookie Sheet. We recently were blessed to review the Heirloom Cookie Sheet and we were very happy with the results.

Now! Let’s make some cookies!

Here’s a quick list with links to the original posts of the cookies we’ll be sharing today:

1. Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

2. Oatmeal Raisin Cake Mix Cookies

3. Funfetti and M&M Cookies

4. Devil’s Food and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

5. Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

6. Lemon and White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

7. German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

8. Strawberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

9. Pina Colada Cake Mix Cookies

10. And introducing Chocolate with White Chocolate Chips (or Dominos)

4 Cake Mix Cookies

1. Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box yellow – or butter – cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a large bowl, melt butter. We usually microwave ours for about 35 seconds and stir until melted throughout.

Add cake mix. It’s best to pour this directly on top of the melted butter to form a protective layer for the next ingredient: eggs. If you add eggs to hot butter, you’ll get scrambled eggs. It’s not good for cookies. Adding the cake mix over the melted butter gives the butter enough time to cool before coming into contact with the eggs.

Add eggs and stir to mix well. The batter will be thick and sticky. Add chocolate chips and stir to mix well. Scoop rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes.

 

2. Oatmeal Raisin Cake Mix Cookies

Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box yellow or butter cake mix
  • 1 stick (melted) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup raisins (optional… for all you weirdo raisin-haters out there)
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips (Not optional. These are way too yummy!)

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, mix melted butter and eggs.

Add cake mix, oatmeal, raisins, and cinnamon chips.

Mix well to fully incorporate all the ingredients. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, until done.

 

3. Funfetti and M&M Cookies

MM Funfetti Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box “Funfetti” cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 “share size” bags or about 1.5 cups of M&Ms – a little more is just fine, there’s no such thing as too many M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl melt butter, add cake mix and eggs – stir to mix well. The batter will be thick and sticky. Add one “share size” bag of M&Ms (or about 1 cup).

Stir to mix. Drop rounded spoonfuls (I shape mine a little for better looking cookies) onto baking sheet. Add a few M&Ms on top of each cookie. I learned this from Christy Jordan. She’s the best darn cook in the south and one of the sweetest ladies you’ll ever meet. I’m always pecking around on her site: www.southernplate.com – y’all should check her out.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

 

4. Devil’s Food and Chocolate Chunk

devils food

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter (melted and cooled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of coffee (cooled)
  • 1 bag chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl mix all ingredients. If the dough is too dry, add an extra tablespoon of coffee until sufficiently moistened. Spoon dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes.

 

5. Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

cake mix peanut butter cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. The dough will be thick. We most often will use our (clean) hands to work all the ingredients together into a dough.

Once you’ve made your cookie dough, pinch off a small amount of dough and roll into ping-pong sized balls.

Place on a cookie sheet and use a fork to press a criss-cross design onto your cookies. Once you’ve filled your cookie sheet, sprinkle with sugar.

Bake cookies at 350 for 11 minutes.

 

6. Lemon and White Chocolate

Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Ingredients:

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 bag white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl melt one stick of butter. Add cake mix and eggs – mix well. The batter will be thick and sticky.

Add white chocolate chips and mix well.

Drop rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

 

7. German Chocolate Cake Cookies

German_Chocolate_Cake_Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (I used Devil’s Food, but certainly German Chocolate would be better)
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup diced pecans
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (or chunks)

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl melt butter. Pour the cake mix on top of the melted butter and then add the eggs. This keeps the eggs from coming in contact with the hot butter (and turning into scrambled eggs).

Mix the ingredients together. Now we add our German Chocolate frosting ingredients: coconut, caramel, chocolate pieces, and chopped pecans. Stir to mix well.

Drop rounded spoonfuls onto parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350.

 

8. Strawberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

strawberry cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 stick butter – melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs. Dough will be thick, you may need to use your (clean) hands to fully incorporate all the ingredients. Add white chocolate chips and mix well.

Spoon onto cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes.

 

9. Pina Colada Cake Mix Cookies

pina colada cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box pineapple cake mix
  • 1 cup dried pineapple chunks – I prefer to chop mine for smaller pieces
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1.5 cups white chocolate chips (about half a bag)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick melted butter

Heat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, melt one stick of butter. Add cake mix, pineapple chunks, and coconut. Stir to mix. Add white chocolate chips. The dough is very thick and sticky.

For a more attractive cookie, allow dough to chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Roll into ping-pong size balls and then bake for 8-10 minutes.

 

10. Dominos or Chocolate with White Chocolate Chips

Domino Cake Mix Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 stick butter – melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs. Dough will be thick, you may need to add a tablespoon of water (or coffee) until sufficiently moistened to mix. Add white chocolate chips and mix well.

Spoon onto cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes.

6 thoughts on “Cake Mix Cookie Roundup: Our Top 10 Family Favorites

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  2. Heather Sape Brumley

    Looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try all these recipes!

  3. Heather

    Ever try a carrot cake mix cookie?

    1. amandacoers

      Hi Heather 🙂 I have and I love them! I’m considering a carrot cake mix cookie with some yummy autumn flavor add-ins like apples and raisins.

  4. Rob

    Wonderful collection!!

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