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16 Genius Ways To Make Legit Cookies With Cake Mix

These cookies are chewy, soft, and most are less than five ingredients.

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Did you know that you can make cookies with boxed cake mix?

That's right, people. BOXED. CAKE. MIX. With a few simple additions you can transform the mix into chewy, decadent cookies. The general ratio for transforming any boxed cake mix into cookies is simply:

1 boxed cake mix + 1/2 cup vegetable oil + 2 large eggs

That's it! There are countless flavors of cake mix on the market meaning there are endless cookie combinations for you to try. Get creative and start experimenting with your favorites or use one of these 16 recipes as inspiration!


2. Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are only four ingredients in these chocolate-studded beauties (red velvet cake mix being one of them)! Get the recipe here.

5. Birthday Cake Cookies

Thanks to yellow cake mix, these festive cookies taste just like birthday cake and only take 16 minutes to make. Get the recipe here.


6. Vanilla Cookies With Buttercream

These delicate cookies (conveniently made with French vanilla cake mix) are adorned with a generous swirl of buttercream. But again, feel free to use store-bought frosting for an even quicker baking project. Get the recipe here.


10. Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe is a new and insanely easy (seven ingredients, 20 minutes of prep) take on classic peanut butter cookies using butter cake mix as the base. Get the recipe here.

11. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

These crinkle cookies only take a box of red velvet cake mix plus three other ingredients to make. Get the recipe here.

12. Carrot Cake Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

Boxed carrot cake mix gives these cookies their signature spiced flavor while homemade cream cheese frosting pushes them over the edge. Get the recipe here.


15. Rolo Cookies

These cookies are made with only four ingredients: chocolate fudge cake mix, oil, eggs, and Rolo candy. Get the recipe here.