Easy Cake Mix Cookie Recipe

It’s cookie season! Now we have all the excuses to bake all the cookies! But this season often we run short on time. These easy cake mix cookies are THE best texture, super delicious, and most importantly, EASY.

My husband hates cake. Loathes it! He took one bite on our wedding day, just for me, and then went to the cookie bar and had his party. Cookies are his favorite thing and Santa’s favorite thing too! So Christmas and cookies are pretty much a perfect match! Now that we are finally into December, I am going to try and bake a batch of cookies every week. Just to start a family tradition!

I had a box of leftover funfetti cake mix from my sister’s birthday, and had heard about a cookie recipe using cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs! I tried it and it is the best thing ever!

There is a whole world of cookie options open now! Red velvet with cream cheese icing, german chocolate cookies, lemon cookies… the choices never end! I am going to share with you the basic recipe for a cake mix cookie, and then you can edit it the way you want! Add sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, whatever you want! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Easy Cake Mix Cookies

What you will need:

  • 1 package of cake mix (any kind)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • THAT’S IT! Yes, I’m serious.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl add cake mix of choice (I used funfetti), oil, and eggs. Mix well and the mix will be a thick consistency (perfect for scooping)!

To my mix I added some lemon extract and lemon juice! Just for a pop of flavor. Once you’ve added everything you want, scoop about a tbsp worth of cookie dough on a parchment paper lined cookie tray.

I put mine about 1 inch apart! Bake from anywhere between 11-13 minutes, depending on how crunchy you like your cookies.

My husband likes his cookies a little on the crunchier side and I prefer mine soft and chewy! I cooked my batch at 12 minutes and his at 13 and we both thought they were perfect!

That’s it! That’s how easy this is. There are really so many options with this recipes to play around with and it’s a great idea for kids to get started in baking too! I hope you have fun with this recipe! Share with me your ideas and recipes too! Happy homemaking!