These White Cake Mix Cookies are the perfect combination of your favorite cake mix flavor made into soft, chewy, homemade cookies. The result is like a homemade sugar cookie but without the hassle. It's an easy no-fail recipe that is kid-friendly too!
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Table of Contents
- Easy Recipes with Cake Mix
- Why You'll Love This White Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
- Cake Mix Cookies Ingredients
- How to Make White Cake Mix Cookies
- Recipe Tips
- Cake Mix Cookies Variations
- How to Store and Freeze Cake Mix Cookies
- Favorite Cookie Recipes
Easy Recipes with Cake Mix
Cake mixes are like having a secret weapon for baking! They’re a lazy genius move we all need in our lives. Just grab a box of cake mix, throw in a couple of extra ingredients, pop it in the oven, and voila! You've got a bakery-worthy dessert without breaking a sweat. It's like baking for dummies, but with results that'll make you look like a pro. It can be our little secret!
The gamut of desserts can range from cakes like Cake Mix Pumpkin Dump Cake, seasonal desserts like Cake Mix Peach Cobbler, and even breakfast with these Cake Mix Waffles. The possibilities are endless!
Why You'll Love This White Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Quick and easy with just 5 ingredients and little measuring needed.
Deliciously soft, fluffy cookies that are ready in about 20 minutes.
Customize with an endless variety of flavors from your favorite cake mix flavor to the best mix-ins.
A no-fail cookie recipe everyone can make.
Cake Mix Cookies Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to make cookies from white cake mix. The exact measurements are in the printable recipe card below.
White Cake Mix - Any brand of cake mix can be used as long as it is a 15.25-ounce package. This recipe was tested with similar results with Duncan Hines, Pillsbury, and Betty Crocker cake mixes.
Eggs - make sure they are at room temperature for better incorporation.
Butter - make sure it is unsalted as cake mixes normally contain salt.
Sugar - is optional but adds the appropriate sweetness to the cookies.
Almond Extract - is optional but enhances the flavor of the cookies.
How to Make White Cake Mix Cookies
Here are the simple steps for making this cookie recipe using white cake mix:
- Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl then let cool for several minutes.
- Add eggs and almond extract to the slightly cooled melted butter and whisk until combined.
- Add half of the cake mix at a time to the wet ingredient.
- Stir until just mixed. DO NOT OVERMIX!
- Scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment line cookie sheet using a medium cookie scoop.
- Pour the granulated sugar onto a flat plate and roll each of the dough balls in it to coat.
- Bake the cookies for 8-11 minutes or until they are cooked through.
- Let the cookies cool for 3-5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Butter Consistency: Ensure the butter is melted but not too hot when mixing with eggs and almond extract. This helps to avoid cooking the eggs and ensures a smooth mixture.
- Mixing: When combining the cake mix with the wet ingredients, mix just enough to incorporate. Overmixing can lead to tough cookies. A gentle fold is often enough.
- Chilling the Dough: Although optional, chilling the dough for about 5 minutes can make it less sticky and easier to handle. This step also helps the cookies to hold their shape better while baking.
- Sizing Consistency: Use a medium cookie scoop to ensure uniform size. This not only helps in even baking but also creates a more professional appearance.
- Sugar Coating: Rolling the dough balls in granulated sugar not only adds a sweet crust but also gives the cookies a delightful texture. Make sure to coat the balls evenly for the best results.
- Spacing on the Cookie Sheet: Keep enough space (at least 1-½ inches) between the cookie balls on the sheet. This allows the cookies to spread out evenly without sticking to each other.
- Oven Watch: Keep an eye on the cookies, especially towards the end of baking time. Since oven temperatures can vary, the perfect baking time might be slightly different for each oven.
- Cooling Process: Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack. This helps them to set without breaking apart.
Cake Mix Cookies Variations
These white cake mix cookies are a great base and it's easy to transform them by adding or substituting ingredients. Here are some ideas:
Other Flavors and Add-ins
- Lemon Cake Mix Cookies: Replace the almond extract with lemon extract to create a zesty, citrus-flavored cookie. This variation is perfect for summer gatherings or as a refreshing treat.
- Cinnamon Cake Mix Cookies: Substitute the almond extract with 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon for a warm, spicy twist. These cookies are ideal for autumn festivities or as a cozy snack.
- Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies: Substitute the almond extract with peppermint extract and stir in ¼ cup of crushed peppermint candy or candy canes. These are great for winter holidays.
- Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies: Stir in 1 cup of your preferred chocolate chips - white, semi-sweet, or dark - to add a classic, indulgent flavor. This is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for chocolate lovers.
- M&M Cake Mix Cookies: Add 1 cup of M&M's, either the regular or mini variety, to introduce a colorful and crunchy element. These cookies are great for parties and can be customized with holiday-themed M&M's.
- Fruity Pebbles Cake Mix Cookies: Incorporate ½ cup of Fruity Pebbles cereal for a fun and fruity addition. These cookies are visually appealing and offer a unique flavor profile.
- Funfetti (Birthday Cake) Mix Cookies: Mix in ¼ cup of Funfetti or rainbow sprinkles to create a festive and celebratory cookie, perfect for birthdays or any special occasion.
Holiday Cake Mix Cookies
- Christmas Cake Mix Cookies: Add ¼ cup of red and green sprinkles to bring festive holiday cheer.
- Grinch Cake Mix Cookies: Use green food coloring for the dough and garnish with a red heart-shaped sprinkle to capture the whimsical spirit of the Grinch.
- Easter Cake Mix Cookies: Opt for pastel-colored sprinkles or add-ins to celebrate the springtime holiday.
- Valentine Cake Mix Cookies: Mix in red food coloring and 1 cup of white chocolate chips for a sweet, romantic treat.
Frosted Cake Mix Cookies
Frosting can transform your cake mix cookies into a more decadent and visually appealing treat. You can use either homemade or store-bought frosting to spread on top of the cookies. Just remember when using frosting, it's important to let the cookies cool completely before applying to prevent melting.
Each of these variations allows you to creatively adapt the basic White Cake Mix Cookie recipe to suit different occasions, seasons, and personal preferences. The possibilities are endless, and these ideas serve as a starting point for your culinary exploration.
How to Store and Freeze Cake Mix Cookies
Make sure the cookies are completely cool before transferring them to an airtight container. If stacking cookies, place a sheet of parchment paper between them to prevent them from sticking. They will last up to 3 days at room temperature or 5 days in the fridge.
For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 6 months. Place the cookies on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for about an hour. This prevents them from sticking together when stored in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. Thaw the cookies at room temperature.
For a just-baked taste, you can briefly warm the cookies in a preheated oven at a low temperature for a few minutes.
Favorite Cookie Recipes
- Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies
- Creme Brulee Cookies
- Key Lime Cookies
- Orange Creamsicle Cookies
- Pastel Cookies
Find lots of easy recipes for cookies right here on 2CM!
White Cake Mix Cookies
- 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 15.25 ounce box of white cake mix
- 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350℉. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper or spraying with cooking spray.
- In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, heat the butter just until melted. Let it cool for several minutes.
- Add eggs and almond extract to the melted butter and whisk until combined.
- Add half of the cake mix to the wet ingredients. Stir until incorporated (do not overmix)
- Add the remaining cake mix and stir just until combined.
- Place the cookie dough in the fridge for about 5 minutes. This is an optional step but will make the dough easier to work with.
- Pour the granulated sugar onto a flat plate or into a small bowl.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop the dough then roll into balls with your palms. Roll each ball into the granulated sugar to coat the outside.
- Place the sugared cookie balls at least 1-½” apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 8-11 minutes or until they are cooked through.
- Let the cookies cool for about 3-5 minutes on the baking sheet then move to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.