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My New Favorite Cake Mix Cookie

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One of the things that I love most about writing a blog (as opposed to… oh, I dunno, a cookbook or something) is that everything is so flexible. I don’t have to commit myself to just one version of a recipe for life!

For instance… not all that long ago, I told you that these were my favorite cake mix cookies. And  little while before that, I told you that these were my favorites. And while they’re both great recipes, they each have their tiny little flaws. Specifically: the first recipe produces somewhat sporadic results. A lot of the time, it’s right on! But every once in a while, it yields a batch that spreads to thin.

Hashtag annoying.

And both recipes call for way more ingredients than I really think should be necessary in a cake mix based cookie recipe. This new cake mix cookie recipe is both simplified and fool-proof. No chill time required, and you can even mix it easily by hand with a spoon in less than a minute. They don’t turn out flat or greasy, and they hold up well to lots of mix-ins.

I have made batch after batch of these cookies in the past few months (check out these Lemon White Chocolate Cookies and these Carrot Cake Crinkle Cookies), and I haven’t had a failed, questionable, or difficult batch yet! I’m so excited to share with you my newest, latest, and greatest recipe for Cake Mix Cookies!

New Favorite Cake Mix Cookies | www.somethingswanky.com

I love classic chocolate chip cookies as much as the next guy (maybe more!), but I think Cake Mix Cookies definitely have their place in any home cook’s repertoire. They’re quick and easy, but even better– they allow you to experiment with a vast variety of flavors! Cake mixes come in all sorts of flavors year round, with even more available seasonally. This means the sky is the limit when it comes to cookie making!

Here are some yummy suggested variations using different types of cake mix:

Cake Mix Cookie variations! Base recipe on www.somethingswanky.com

My New Favorite Cake Mix Cookie

Yield: 1 dozen + 2 cookies


  • 18.25 ounce box yellow cake mix (JUST the dry mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  2. Reserving the chocolate chips and sprinkles, mix all ingredients together until dough forms.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  4. Scoop dough by heaping tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet, and form them into tall mounds. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.


Original Recipe found on Food.com


Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

11 comments on “My New Favorite Cake Mix Cookie”

  1. I love the ease of these and the sprinkles, a totally winner! There’s nothing wrong with cake mix or pudding cookies – it adds so much softness and flavor and these look perfect! great CHART, too – so creative!

  2. Why settle on one recipe, right? That’s half the fun I think….finding something you like even BETTER than what you think are your best! LOVE all the options you thought up for fun flavor combos! The chocolate covered strawberry ones would be fun, but I’m with ya on loving the original chocolate chip cookie more than most!

  3. These look amazing! I love all the variations that you propose and that the ingredients are all in my cupboard right now! Perfect!

  4. Wow, love the options! Life is so much better when you have choices. Harder, but better. :)
    These cookies are so cute! I can’t think of anybody who wouldn’t be super excited to eat them!

  5. I love making cake mix cookies too. One question…where do you find 18.25 ounce cake mixes? All I can get around here are 15.25 ounce (Betty Crocker and Pillsbury) and 16.5 ounce (Duncan Hines). Not even store brands are 18.25 ounces any more in my area.

    Would this list of ingredients work with the smaller size cake mixes?

    Thanks! Your cookies look delicious. :)

  6. I’ll be making these tonight!! I love cake mix cookies. So easy and always so good. By the way, your photography is amazing. I wish we still lived by each other so I could take a few lessons!

    • You are so sweet!!! I always think that I wish we still lived near each other. Every time I have a project that needs some class, I’m always like “if only Caitlin were here to help me…” ;)

  7. Would you just exchange the chocolate chip and the sprinkles with whatever else you wanted to use?!

  8. I can’t find that size mix.  Biggest I could find is 16.5.  Do you think anything needs to be altered?

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