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Cake Mix Cookies

Easy basic recipe for Cake Mix Cookies ~ easy, fun to make soft cookies with just 4 ingredients! This basic recipe shows you how ~ just customize for any holiday!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookies, how to make cookies from cake mix
Author: A Gouda Life


  • baking sheet and parchment paper


  • 1 box white cake mix 15-18 ounce box box
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sprinkles *or other BONUS ingredient* see body of post for suggestions


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, blend the cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil until combined then stir in the sprinkles by hand (no mixer).
  • Roll the dough into 1 1/2" balls (I used a 1 1/2″ scooper) then use your hands to form a smooth ball. 
  • Pour the sprinkles into a bowl. Roll the dough balls into the sprinkles to coat then transfer to the baking sheet about 2″ apart.
  • Bake 9-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden on the edges. 
  • Remove from the oven and leave on the baking sheet 2 timed minutes then transfer to a wire baking rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container on the counter up to 3 days.