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12 Awesome Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

Claudia has been writing recipes online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

12 Awesome Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

12 Awesome Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

A box of yellow cake mix is a wondrous thing, and it's one of the staples in my pantry. That box has saved me more than once when I needed a last-minute treat for something.

I've used a box at midnight to make a cake when my husband forgot to tell me that he needed a dessert for work the next day. I've used a box when my car was in the shop; there was nothing in the house to eat, and my daughter informed me that all the neighborhood kids were coming over for the afternoon.

I usually like to make cookies from scratch with fresh ingredients. But sometimes I just don't have the time, so I've found that cookies made from cake mix are the answer. I'm always amazed at the many different variations that can be made with it. They are incredibly easy and fast, and I can whip up two dozen cookies in about 10 minutes (not including baking time). Here are my favorite 12.

I'd love to know what you think about these recipes!

Basic ingredients for the cookie dough.

Basic ingredients for the cookie dough.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

Approximately 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all basic ingredients in a large bowl and mix by hand until all ingredients are incorporated. It takes a little bit and the texture is a little different than cookies from scratch. The dough is a bit elastic feeling.
  3. Stir in your favorite mix-ins.
  4. Place tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking trays, spaced about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Allow to cool on trays for about 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

Let the Fun Begin

Once you've prepared the basic recipe, it's time to have some fun and use your imagination. Here are 12 of my favorites.

Powdered Sugar Cake Mix Cookies

Powdered Sugar Cake Mix Cookies

Powdered Sugar

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

Form tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar. The dough is a little sticky and soft when you start, but once you start rolling in the sugar it gets easier. Place on prepared baking sheets and bake as directed.

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

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Butter Pecan

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients and spoon by tablespoon onto prepared baking trays. Bake as directed.

Caramel Pretzel Cake Mix Cookies

Caramel Pretzel Cake Mix Cookies

Caramel Pretzel

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate covered caramel candies
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels.

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients and spoon by tablespoon onto prepared baking trays. Bake as directed.

Cranberry Orange Cake Mix Cookies

Cranberry Orange Cake Mix Cookies

Cranberry Orange

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients and spoon by tablespoon onto prepared baking trays. Bake as directed.

Peanut Butter Cup Cake Mix Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cake Mix Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup With Chocolate Drizzle

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup chopped mini peanut butter cups candy
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients except chocolate chips and spoon by tablespoon onto prepared baking trays. Bake as directed and cool.

Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Spoon into a small sandwich bag and snip off a tiny corner. Drizzle the cookies and cool until chocolate drizzle is set.

Peppermint Delight Cake Mix Cookies

Peppermint Delight Cake Mix Cookies

Peppermint Delights Dipped in White Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions:

Setting aside 2 tablespoons of the crushed peppermints, mix together all ingredients except the chocolate and spoon by tablespoon on prepared baking trays. Bake as directed.

Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and dip the cooled cookies into it. Place on wax paper and sprinkle remaining crushed peppermint candies on the chocolate. Cool.

Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies

Pumpkin Spice

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided

Instructions:

Mix 1 half of of the pumpkin pie spice into the cookie dough. Mix the other half into the sugar and set aside. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in sugar and spice mixture. The dough is a little sticky but gets easier once you start rolling. Bake as directed.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cake With White Chocolate Drizzle

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients except chocolate chips and spoon by tablespoon on prepared baking trays. Bake as directed and cool.

Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Spoon melted chocolate into a small sandwich bag and snip off a tiny corner. Drizzle onto the cookies and cool until chocolate is set.

S'Mores Cake Mix Cookies

S'Mores Cake Mix Cookies

S'Mores

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, set aside
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions:

Mix chocolate chips and marshmallows into the cookie dough. Form tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in graham cracker crumbs. The dough is a little sticky, but once you start rolling it's easier to handle. Bake as directed.

Sprinkles Cake Mix Cookies

Sprinkles Cake Mix Cookies

Sprinkles

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup sprinkles

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients and spoon by tablespoon onto prepared baking trays. Bake as directed.

Toffee Cake Mix Cookies

Toffee Cake Mix Cookies

Toffee Dipped in Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1 cup chopped toffee candy
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients except the chocolate chips and spoon by tablespoon on prepared baking trays. Bake as directed and set aside to cool.

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and dip the cooled cookies into it. Place on wax paper and cool.

Lemon Delight Cake Mix Cookies

Lemon Delight Cake Mix Cookies

Lemon Delights

Ingredients:

  • Basic cookie dough prepared
  • 1/2 cup yellow sanding sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Instructions:

Mix chocolate chips and lemon peel into the cookie dough. Form tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in colored sugar. The dough is a little sticky, but once you start rolling it's easier to handle. Bake as directed.

Which One Is Your Favorite?

I did a small sampling of these cookies for this article and had family and friends do an informal taste test. Everyone liked them all, but one of the standouts was the S'mores version. For me it was a toss up between the lemon delights and the peppermint delights although the peanut butter cup was a very close third.

Honestly they are all delicious. Enjoy!

12 Awesome Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

12 Awesome Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

© 2017 Claudia Mitchell

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