Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

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Kids will love joining you in the kitchen to make these Yellow Cake Mix Cookies with mini M&Ms and chocolate chips. They taste like birthday cake!

cake mix cookies with m&ms and chocolate chips on parchment paper

If you’re looking for a quick cookie recipe that will bring smiles to everyone’s faces, you’ll love our yellow cake mix cookies! With just three main ingredients—cake mix, oil, and eggs—and about 20 minutes, you’ll have a batch of warm, delicious cookies that taste just like birthday cake.

Loaded with chocolate chips and colorful mini M&Ms, these cookies made with yellow cake mix will bring kids of all ages together in the kitchen. They’re even easier than our easy chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients Needed

ingredients for yellow cake mix cookies on a table

There are 3 main ingredients in this easy cake mix cookie recipe:

  • Yellow cake mix. What brand of cake mix should you use? This works with any traditional cake mix. For this recipe, I used a yellow cake mix from Aldi, but Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker are two great options, too.
  • Vegetable oil. Vegetable oil, canola oil or even melted coconut oil work well.
  • Large eggs. Use two eggs preferably at room temperature.
  • Mix ins: semi-sweet chocolate chips and mini M&Ms are my favorite, but add whatever you’d like!

How to Make Yellow Cake Mix Cookies in 4 Steps

  • In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to mix together the cake mix, eggs and oil. Scrape the bowl as needed and mix until well combined. 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and mini M&Ms
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Leave 2” between each cookie. Press in any scraggly edges to the cookie dough, and top the cookie dough balls with a few extra chocolate chips & M&Ms. This will make them look so pretty!
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are set. Let the cookies rest for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
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Recipe Variations

When you use a cake mix to make cookies, the possibilities and flavors of cake mix are endless! Here are a few ideas:

  • Use white cake mix and sprinkles for a vanilla cake batter cookie.
  • A chocolate cake mix with white chocolate chips would give a pretty contrast. Or peanut butter chips for a chocolate peanut butter flavor.
  • Lemon cake mix with or strawberry cake mix with a simple powdered sugar glaze make a fruity spring cookie.
  • Add chopped nuts such as almonds, pecans or walnuts into any flavor cookie.

Love easy cookie recipes? Try our double chocolate M&M cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, easy peanut butter cookies or Cool Whip cookies.

overhead view of m&m chocolate chip cookies on a table
overhead view of m&m chocolate chip cookies on a table

Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Kids will love joining you in the kitchen to make these Yellow Cake Mix Cookies with mini M&Ms and chocolate chips. They taste like birthday cake!
Servings 21
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

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Ingredients
 

  • 1 box yellow cake mix 15.25 oz box
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 ounces
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup mini M&Ms

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to mix together the cake mix, eggs and oil. Scrape the bowl as needed and mix until well combined. 1 box yellow cake mix, 2 large eggs, ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and mini M&Ms. ¾ cup chocolate chips , ¾ cup mini M&Ms
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Leave 2” between each cookie. Press in any scraggly edges to the cookie dough, and top the cookie dough balls with a few extra chocolate chips & M&Ms. This will make them look so pretty!
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookie is set.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the pan, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature. These cookies also freeze well. Wrap twice in a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. Thaw at room temperature.
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The calories shown are based on the recipe making 18 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. **

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 213
Keyword cake mix recipe, easy cookies
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Angie S
10 days ago

5 stars
So tasty and simple to make. I brought them to a family reunion and received several compliments.