It truly doesn’t get easier than these 3 ingredient easy cake mix cookies! They’re soft and gooey and come together in under 20 minutes!
Easy Cake Mix Cookies
IT DOESN’T GET EASIER THAN THIS. These ridiculously easy cake mix cookies are made with just 3 ingredients in a single bowl and come together in minutes. No seriously. 5 minutes of hands on time (probably less honestly) and 10 minutes in the oven and you can have fresh, warm cookies in your belly. So if you’re in a pinch for a cookie craving look no further.
What are cake mix cookies?
Exactly what they sound like! These easy cookies are made with a box of cake mix, so you don’t need to measure out all those pesky dry ingredients. Dump the dry cake mix into a bowl and then instead of adding all the liquid you’d usually add to a cake mix to make a cake batter, you’ll simply add a few eggs and some oil or melted butter to create a thicker dough that can be scooped into the tastiest cookies! They’re super soft and chewy with that nostalgic boxed cake-y taste that always shoots me right back to my childhood.
Ingredients for easy cake mix cookies
As aforementioned, these bad boys are stupid easy to make and only call for 3 ingredients (okay, plus salt…but that doesn’t count). They’re the perfect easy dessert to whip up if you have minimal ingredients or a nearly empty pantry. I also love making these for events that I need a ton of cookies for because they are just SO DARN EASY.
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What kind of cake mix should you use with these cake mix cookies?
The beautiful thing about this cake mix cookies recipe is that you can use pretty much any standard cake mix to make these soft, buttery cookies. I’ve had success using the following brands’ mixes
I have never tried this recipe with other cake mix brands, but if they make a standard size cake (usually 2 9 inch rounds or a sheet cake!) you should be able to use this recipe–it’s very forgiving!
But wait–there’s more! We used a funfetti cake mix here because sprinkles…duh, but pretty much any cake mix will work! From chocolate to vanilla to red velvet and everything in between, you can make these easy cookies in whatever flavor your tastebuds call for!
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, oil and salt. Mix well.
Add the dry cake mix and mix until smooth and no clumps remain. If desired, stir in extra sprinkles or other mix-ins!
Use a 1 ounce cookie scoop to scoop out cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cookie have puffed up and are set around the edges, but still a little undercooked in the middle.