10 Cake Mix Cookies to Try ASAP
What's the secret to soft, cakey, pillowy cookies? Cake mix. It really is that simple! Use the baking aisle shortcut to make seasonal treats (like these Soft Gingerbread Cookies or these Gingerbread Cookie Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches) and last-minute desserts (these 3-Ingredient Cookies are basic in the best way). No matter what you're looking for, you'll love what you find in this collection of cake mix cookies recipes.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
Nobody will know you used boxed cake mix and Cool Whip for these irresistible, buttery cookies. These were a hit in our test kitchen, especially with their soft texture and crisp bottoms.
Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Perfect for last-minute holiday baking and gift-giving, these pillowy cookies are almost too easy to throw together on a whim. If you're craving a more intense flavor, you can always increase the ginger to two teaspoons—but be aware that most store-bought spice cake mixes already pack a pretty strong punch.
3 Ingredient Cookies
There’s no reason to wipe out your pantry supplies when this effortless, 3-ingredient cookie recipe exists. Plus, boxed cake mix yields the softest, fluffiest cookies that everyone will enjoy.
Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream
No one will believe these impressive (yet low-effort) spring treats start with a boxed cake mix. The strawberry buttercream filling for these sandwich cookies uses both fresh and freeze-dried berries in order to deliver a potent punch of vibrant strawberry flavor.
Cake Ball Ornaments
These charming (and edible) ornaments can be colored however you wish with melted candy coating disks. You’ll need about 1 1/2 pounds of disks to cover 20 cake balls.
Devil's Food Chocolate Chip Cookies
German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
These one-bowl cookies are quick and easy! Starting with a box of cake mix allows you to spend more time choosing fun add-ins, like chocolate chips.
Gingerbread Cookie Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwiches
Featuring gingerbread cookies and eggnog ice cream, these decadent ice cream sandwiches are the holiday flavor mashup of the season. While we opted to use store-bought mix and ice cream for convenience, you could certainly use your favorite from-scratch gingerbread and eggnog ice cream recipes if you’d prefer to go the homemade route.
Enjoy one of these low-sugar chocolate cookies with a steaming cup of chocolate-flavored coffee.
3 Ingredient Easter Cookies
These Easter cookies feel festive, but you only need a handful of ingredients that you've already got on hand.