Cake Mix Cookies

Any flavor will do. Do you want chocolate or strawberry? Or would you prefer lemon or pumpkin? Perhaps you’d like to try pineapple. Take your pick. Switch up the flavors by the seasons. This recipe is so easy and is guaranteed to have folks coming back for more.

My neighbor brought these cookies to our end-of-the-summer bash (the night we had 62 folks counting babies join us to celebrate). It was a hot, humid evening, and those under thirty ┬áhad to eat outside on the deck. Carol came with watermelon that she’d signed up to bring. She also showed up with a tray of these cookies, and they were a hit. Before the evening was over, I was instructed by my youngest to get this recipe. So I did. The cookies photoed here are chocolate and lemon. I have yet to try other flavors, but you can be certain I will.

All you need is a box of cake mix of your choice. It doesn’t have to be a brand name. Pick up whatever is on sale. Add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 1 Tablespoon water. Mix together, roll into balls or scoop with an ice cream scoop and roll into confectioner’s sugar. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Cool – and enjoy!

Cake Mix Cookies

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Mixing up a batch of cookies has never been this easy. With a cake mix for starters, all you need is three other ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18


  • 1 box cake mix - your choice of flavor
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • Mix cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and water together until smooth
  • Shape dough into balls and roll in confectioners sugar
  • Place on slightly greased cookie tray
  • Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes


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