October 16, 2011 36 comments

If you are looking for a good cookie to go to in a pinch look no more. I always have cake mixes on hand. Lots of them in fact. You just never know when you will need one. Using the cake mix as the cookie batter takes all the hard work out of making cookies. You can use any flavor you like (I used yellow, but contemplated between french vanilla and white as well). You can also add in any other mixins that you want. The options are endless :)

Cake Batter Cookies
Serves 24
Is there an easier way to make cookies than with a cake mix? I think not! These are so easy and extremely versatile. Not only that, they are delicious. One bite and you will be hooked!
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173 calories
21 g
16 g
10 g
2 g
2 g
38 g
150 g
16 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 150mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 (18.25 oz.) box vanilla cake mix (or flavor of choice)
  2. 1 tsp. baking powder
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  5. 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Adapted from Stephanie Cooks
Adapted from Stephanie Cooks
Tried and Tasty http://triedandtasty.com/
36 comments on “Cake Batter Cookies
  1. shauna

    My most favorite combination of cake mix cookies is chocolate cake mix with white chocolate chips…. taste like my favorite cookies from subway!! I’ve never put baking powder in mine though, I’ll have to try that next time!!!

  2. Debbie

    My Mother shared a “cake batter” cookie recipe with me many years ago so my daughters could make cookies them selves. It didn’t call for baking powder either. We always put M&M’s in them though. This is a very simple recipe for young children to make and the end result puts a huge smile on their faces.

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      So awesome – glad you enjoyed them – thanks for stopping by to let me know! Stick around for lots more great recipes!

    2. Pamela

      I tried these today..doubled it but I used 1 1/2 boxes choc n 1/ 2 box white Pillsbury cake mix .mixed together
      And added white chips ..milk choc chips ..and health bar bits to equal 2 cups and the other ingredients ..came out delicious !!!

  3. Karen

    What does the addition of the baking powder do? Are the cookies flatter or fluffier when baking powder is added?

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Whenever making cookies, I always suggest ungreased – only because, there is usually some sort of butter or oil in the batter that will already act as a ‘non-stick’ agent. By adding extra grease you better your chances of super flat cookies. You can however use parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet if you like! Or, I’ve also just done the dough directly on the un-greased sheet!

    2. Pamela

      I used parchment paper lined trays n cookie scoop to dip out the cookies onto tray @ 325 for 10 mins….came out perfect.

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      You can use any kind of cake mix – doesn’t matter what’s required in the mix. Super simple! Super tasty!

  4. Nancy Stoner

    Today I used a yellow cake mix and a can pf pumpkin and made muffins with it. They came out great. Even my Son liked them and he is not a pumpkin person. We ate them plain or with some butter on them. I also make a Angel Food cake mix with crushed pineapple in a 13×9 pan. Eat with fresh fruit or with icing on it. Ir’s great for anyone who don’t want to eat alot of sugar.

  5. Jeanie Long

    I am amazed and excited about your recipes!
    I am old enough to remember when everything was done the same way as Grandma used to cook!
    Thank you for sharing your love for cooking! I will enjoy your website and recipes!

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Thank you so much! I’m excited you found me and happy to have you! I’ll continue to share my love, so come back and stick around!!!

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      I’ve never tried making it with brownie mix, but I would imagine it would probably be the same.. but can’t guarantee that :)

  6. AmyBeth

    Just made these! Used yellow cake mix and 1/2 cup M&M and 1/2 cup butterscotch chips. DELICIOUS! Sure to be a hit and leave Santa happy too 😉 …..Not to mention how wonderful the house smells! Thanks a bunch!

  7. sandy

    I made these with gluten free mix from Hodgson Mill. They were fair. I think perhaps the gluten free mix from Betty Crocker may turn out better. There was another recipe for these using chocolate with a “Rollo”in the middle somewhere else. I also used Hodgson Mill gf mix for those which turned out dry and barely sweet. I still like the recipe enough to have another go with a different brand of gluten free since that’s what I and another family member need. It must be much better with regular mix, though. Thank you again for sharing!

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Oh man! Hopefully you can find a GF mix that will give you the results you’re looking for! They are fantastic with regular cake mix.. thanks for giving them a try!

    2. SL

      Whenever I want to use a GF mix, I like to use Pamela’s. A bit pricier but worth it in my opinion. Their cake mix is good and their brownie mix is amazing. I personally don’t need GF, but some of my family does but these brownies are some of the best I’ve had from a mix and I usually end up hogging them all. 😀 I haven’t used the cake mix in other recipes but I have used the brownie mix and it always turned out really well (my favorite was using it as a thin base w/ pecans and toffee bits and layering on a mocha cheesecake topping… sooooo good).

      1. sandy

        Thank you, SL. I haven’t seen Pamela’s at my grocery stores, but I will keep an eye out for that brand in brownie and see how it goes. Thanks again.

  8. Marg

    This recipe (minus the baking powder) was on the Duncan Hines cake mix boxes prior to them coming out with a cookie mix. I’ve been making them since the 70’s. My kids said they could trade them for any other goodie!

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