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Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies Recipe

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies Recipe uses 3 simple ingredients to create the perfect holiday sugar cookie. These make a great base for adding other things to them like sprinkles, icing or candy. Your kids or santa will love these! 

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies stacked

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EASY CAKE MIX SUGAR COOKIES RECIPE

Today I am excited to share with you a super simple recipe for Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies Recipe.

These are chewy sugar cookies, which I love.

If you have been hanging around here for a while you know I am not much of a baker. But if it is a simple recipe I am all in.

These cake mix cookies use 3 simple ingredients. You can’t beat that!

These are truly the best sugar cookies I have found.

They are great for the holiday season. I make them as christmas cookies, for a brunch or baby shower.

I tend to stick to easy dessert recipes or ones that I have made time and time again.

My kids are often helping me make these Loaded Oatmeal Cookies, No-Bake Cookie Recipe Without Milk or these Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies during the holidays. 

What I love most about these cookies is they use three simple ingredients: a box of cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil.

From there you can add icing or other things like sprinkles or candy pieces.

I would suggest adding the candy or sprinkles to icing to help them stick of add them when the cookies just come out of the oven. 

If you want to get more creative you can use a flavored cake mix like lemon, funfetti or red velvet. 

If you like cake mix cookies you also have to check out my Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe.

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies on pink plate

INGREDIENTS IN THESE THREE INGREDIENT CAKE MIX COOKIE RECIPE

CAKE MIX: The nice thing about these cookies is they use one box of cake mix plus two other ingredients. You can’t get easier than that!

They are so easy to make and the cake mix gives them a soft, cake texture which I love.

I used the French Vanilla cake mix but you could use any white cake mix. 

EGGS: One of the other ingredients you need is eggs. This recipe calls for two large white or brown eggs. 

VEGETABLE OIL: The oil is the other ingredient in this recipe. If you don’t have any vegetable oil on hand, you can substitute another neutral high-heat oil.

Canola, safflower, peanut or grapeseed oils are all great choices

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies on a pink plate

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS EASY SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE

You guys are going to love how simple these are to make. I use this as a base recipe and then ice them, add sprinkles or candy. 

In a medium bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs and oil for 2 minutes until well with the paddle attachment until combined.

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies in bowl

Cover with plastic wrap and place the dough in the fridge for 1 hour.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking trays with wax paper, parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Use a cookie scoop to portion out the chilled sugar cookie dough into cookie dough balls onto your prepared baking sheet at least 3″ apart.

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies cookie scoop

Bake for 7-9 minutes, until spread, cracked on top, puffed up and the edges of the cookies are just set to ensure the perfect sugar cookies.

They should not start to turn golden brown. This means they are have cooked too long and won’t be soft sugar cookies.

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies on mat

Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once they cool you can make a homemade icing like this Vanilla Icing or this Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies on plate

WHAT CAN I ADD TO THESE COOKIES?

Get creative with what you add to your easy sugar cookies.

Here are some ideas:

  • Sprinkles
  • Candy like white chocolate chips, M & Ms, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips or any candy you like
  • Add icing to your cookies and then you can add candy on top of the icing if you like
  • Mini-marshmallows
  • Chopped nuts 
  • Chopped graham crackers 
  • Extracts are a nice addition to these cookies. Try almond extract, vanilla extract, peppermint extract or lemon extract.

CAN I FREEZE THIS BASIC SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE?

Let the cookies cool completely and then you can freeze them an airtight container for up to 3 months. 

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies collage

OTHER COOKIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

OATMEAL WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES

PEANUT BLOSSOM COOKIES

SEA SALT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

CHRISTMAS SHORTBREAD COOKIES

WHITE CHOCOLATE TOASTED COCONUT COOKIES

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookies on plate

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookie Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy Cake Mix Sugar Cookie Recipe uses 3 simple ingredients to create the perfect holiday sugar cookie. These make a great base for adding other things to them like sprinkles, icing or candy. Your kids or santa will love these!

Ingredients

  • 1 - 15 ounce box of French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Add-ons like sprinkles, icing or candy

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs and oil for 2 minutes until well combined.
    2. Cover with plastic wrap and place the dough in the fridge for 1 hour.
    3. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
    4. Line two baking trays with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    5. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the chilled dough onto your prepared cookie sheets, at least 3" apart.
    6. Bake for 7-9 minutes, until spread, cracked on top and puffed up. They should not start to brown.
    7. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

Store cooled cookies in an airtight container up to 6-7 days.

You can also freeze these cookies in an airtight container or ziplock bag in a single layer for up to 3 months.

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