Top 45 Recipe Variations for Cake Mix Cookies

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Top 45 Cake Mix Cookie Recipes

Top 45 Recipe Variations for Cake Mix Cookies

I’m going to share with you the top recipe variations for cake mix cookies! You can grab a box of you favorite cake mix for just about a dollar so these are not expensive to make. Now don’t get me wrong, we love making cookies from scratch (especially our amazing Easy Sugar Cookie recipe) too but I’m all about taking a short cut here and there when needed. I have the best recipes for making cookies from cake mix!

Besides, cake mix cookies tend to be lighter and softer than the normal cookie recipe.  I’ve been doing this a long time so I have learned based on past conversations with friends that there are a few different variations for cake mix cookies that you can make.

Head over here to see our Easy Red Velvet Cookies we did for Valentine’s Day!  We added white chocolate chips and M&M’s!  They are adorable!

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe #1

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients and mix well.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 to 12 minutes (depending on your oven).

Blue Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

3.77 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Servings 24 to 36 cookies

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Ingredients:
  • Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 to 12 minutes (depending on your oven).

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

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Cake Mix Cookies Recipe #2

Ingredients:

  • one box of cake mix (except don’t use Angel Food cake mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 – 8 oz package of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients and mix well.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 to 12 minutes (depending on your oven).

Blue Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Easy Cake Mix Cookies Recipe #2

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Servings 24 to 36 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • one box of cake mix except don't use Angel Food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 - 8 oz package of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Ingredients:
  • Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 to 12 minutes (depending on your oven).

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

Tried this recipe? Mention @ISaveA2Z or tag #KetoFriendlyRecipes!

 

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe #3 (some refer to this as cloud cookies)

Ingredients:

  • one box of cake mix (except don’t use Angel Food cake mix)
  • 1 – 8 oz tub of cool whip
  • 1 slightly beaten egg

Directions:

Slightly beat the egg first and add the cake mix and cool whip together.  Mix well.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Blue Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Easy Cake Mix Cookies Recipe #3

3.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Servings 24 to 36 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • one box of cake mix except don't use Angel Food cake mix
  • 1 - 8 oz tub of cool whip
  • 1 slightly beaten egg

Instructions
 

  • Slightly beat the egg first and add the cake mix and cool whip together. Mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

Tried this recipe? Mention @ISaveA2Z or tag #KetoFriendlyRecipes!

 

Most box cake mixes are between 16 and 18 ounces and I’ve make these exact recipes with many that have all turned out amazing!  If you want to roll out cookies you may want to refrigerate the dough for about an hour.  You can use a spoon and do a drop cookie too.  We always use a preheated oven.  We allow our cookies to sit on a cookie sheet for about 5 minutes and then we transfer our cookies on a wire rack for them to cool completed when they are done.

I wanted to give you each different cake mix cookies recipe variations because I think they all taste amazing!  It’s good to know them all just in case you have only certain ingredients on hand too.  I personal favorite is recipe variation #1 but there are times when I’ve used the others too.  For example, the cream cheese recipe goes really well with a chocolate cake mix so I might use that one instead.

45 Different Variations for Cake Mix Cookies

 

Top Cake Mix Cookies Recipe Variations:

Simple Sugar Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a white cake mix
  • Optional:  add a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste (seriously makes a difference and I always have this on hand

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a chocolate cake mix
  • add a dap of peanut butter on top when they are fresh out of the oven and dust with powdered sugar

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cake Mix Cookies 

  • Use a chocolate cake mix
  • add 1 small bag of peanut butter chips (about 1 1/2 cups)

Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a yellow cake mix
  • add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips

Chocolate Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a Devils Food cake mix
  • add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use red velvet cake mix
  • Optional:  Roll into a ball and dip into powdered sugar before baking these to make red velvet crinkle cake mix cookies)

Cream Cheese Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use red velvet cake mix use the cream cheese variation for this recipe)
  • Optional:  Roll into a ball and dip into powdered sugar before baking these to make red velvet crinkle cake mix cookies or use cream cheese frosting)

Pink Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use Duncan Hines pink velvet cake mix (I love to use the cream cheese variation for this recipe)
  • Optional:  Roll into a ball and dip into powdered sugar before baking these to make red velvet crinkle cake mix cookies)

Blue Velvet Cake  Mix Cookies

  • Use Duncan Hines blue velvet cake mix (I love to use the cream cheese variation for this recipe)
  • Optional:  Roll into a ball and dip into powdered sugar before baking these to make red velvet crinkle cake mix cookies)

Devils Food Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a Devils Food cake mix
  • add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips

Simple Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a yellow cake mix
  • add 1 and 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Double Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Chocolate Chunk Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a yellow cake mix
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Double Chocolate Chunk Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Death by Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a devils food cake mix
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups chocolate chips  (you can use a mixture between semi-sweet, milk and dark chocolate chips!)

Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a Banana Cake mix (Duncan Hines makes this)
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • add a Marashchino cherry (no pit and no stem) press it down into the top of the cookie before you bake it.

Cherry Chip Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a Cherry Chip cake mix
  • adda Marashchino cherry (no pit and no stem) press it down into the top of the cookie before you bake it.

Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a yellow cake mix
  • roll them into balls and dip into a sugar and cinnamon mixture before you bake them.

Rainbow Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a funfetti cake mix

Fudge Crinkles Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix

Ginger Snaps Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a spice cake mix
  • roll balls of dough into a plain sugar mixture before baking.

Lemon Drop Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a lemon cake mix
  • add 1/4 teaspoon of lemon extract and then roll balls of dough into powdered sugar before baking.

Easter Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a yellow cake mix
  • add 1/2 cups white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of pink chocolate chips (during the springtime months you will see different colored chocolate chips sold in the stores)

Valentines Day Cake Mix Cookies

St. Patricks Day Cake Mix Cookies

Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies  

(don’t use a recipe variation above – only use these ingredients with the same baking directions)

  • Use a yellow (or spice) cake mix
  • add 1 small can of pumpkin puree
  • Optional:  add walnuts, raisins or cranberries and I love to frost these with cream cheese frosting

Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups Reese’s Pieces

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix
  • add a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the middle of a ball of dough

Strawberry Cookies

  • Use a strawberry cake mix

Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies

M&M Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a yellow cake mix
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups of M&M’s

Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies

Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a yellow cake mix
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups of Candy Corn

Heath Bar Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix
  • add 1 and a 1/2 cups of Heath bar bits

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix
  • add 1 cup peppermint bits (Andes makes a baking chip in peppermint that is amazing!)

Peppermint Sugar Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a white cake mix
  • add 1 cup peppermint bits (Andes makes a baking chip in peppermint that is amazing!)

Carrot Cake Mix Cookies

  • Use a carrot cake mix
  • Optional:  frost with a cream cheese frosting

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix
  • roll the dough in balls and place a caramel in the center of the dough before baking.

Pina Colada Cookies

  • Use a pineapple Upside down cake
  • add 1 cup coconut flakes

Peanut Butter Cookies

(don’t use a recipe variation above only use these ingredients bake the same way as the recipes above)

  • Use a yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup peanut butter of your choice
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs

Butter Pecan Cookies

  • Use a butter pecan cake mix
  • add 1 cup chopped pecans

Rocky Road Cookies

  • Use a chocolate fudge cake mix
  • add 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • add 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • add 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

German Chocolate Cookies

  • Use a German Chocolate cake mix
  • Frost with coconut pecan frosting

Gingerbread Cookies

  • Use a gingerbread cake mix

Banana Caramel Cookies

 

I’ve created a printable version of all the different variations of this recipe that you can print here: Printable Cookies Recipe Variations

If you enjoyed this round up these cookie recipes, you may just want to attempt to make some Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies!  These are also pretty amazing!

 

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