Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cookies are so easy to make, and they turn out soft and fluffy. Enjoy Snickerdoodle Cookies any day of the week with this simple recipe.

Stack of Snickerdoodle cookies.
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We enjoy making this Easy Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe but sometimes I need something even quicker. Cake Mix Snickerdoodles Cookies recipe is quick and easy using a cake mix.

Each bite is soft and amazing. It is seriously the easiest cookie recipe.

If you love the flavor of cinnamon and sugar, also make Snickerdoodle Bread and Snickerdoodle Cupcakes. I have been making homemade cookies for years and also make Football Sugar Cookies.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • It uses a cake mix. The cake mix makes it so easy with simple ingredients to make classic snickerdoodles.
  • All the flavor you love. This recipe makes it easy to enjoy the classic flavor of Snickerdoodle cookies. The cookies taste great.
  • Easy on the budget. With basic ingredients, the entire recipe is inexpensive to make.


Ingredients for Snickerdoodle Cookies - yellow cake mix, eggs, oil, sugar, cinnamon.


  • Yellow Cake Mix. You can use any brand you prefer.
  • Eggs. I used large eggs.

Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture

  • Granulated Sugar and Ground Cinnamon. You can adjust the mixture to preference if you like more cinnamon.

Get the complete ingredients for this recipe at the bottom of the page.

Variations and Additions

  • Chocolate Chips. Toss in a handful of chocolate chips into the batter.

Step By Step Instructions

Cinnamon sugar mixture combined in a bowl.

Step 1. Get out a small bowl and combine sugar and cinnamon with a spoon.

Large bowl with cake mix, eggs and oil combined.

Step 2. Use a separate large bowl and combine cake mix, eggs and oil. The batter will be thick but that is normal.

Cookie scoop in dough forming the cookies.

Step 3. Use a cookie scoop to shape dough into small 1-inch balls.

Cookies dropped in cinnamon and sugar.

Step 4. Then roll balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Cookie dough balls on baking sheet.

Step 5. Then place the cookie dough balls on prepared cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Cookies flattened with a glass.

Step 6. Use a glass to flatten the cookies out slightly.

Cookies baked and cooling on baking sheet.

Step 7. Finally, bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. The edges of the cookies should brown slightly.  

Cookies on wire rack cooling.

Step 8. Let the cookies set for 5 minutes. Then move the cookies with a spatula to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Snickerdoodle cookies on a platter.


Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container or bag up to 1 week.  I keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them moist.  

You can also freeze the cookies for prolonged storage. I prefer to freeze the cookie dough. Flash freeze the dough balls on a baking sheet for 1 to 2 hours.

Then transfer to a freezer bag or container. They won’t stick together with this method. When ready to enjoy, bake as normal but allow a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

Stack of Snickerdoodle cookies.

Pro Tips

  • Don’t overbake the cookies. They will continue to set on the baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate the dough if needed. While you don’t need to chill the cookie dough, you can if needed. If the dough is sticky, refrigerate to make it easier to manage.
  • Use a cookie scoop. It makes it easier to form the cookies and they will all be uniform.
  • Line the pan. I love to use silicone baking mats.
  • Try other cake mix flavors. Feel free to substitute other types of cake mix. White cake mix is also good.

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Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cookies are so easy to make, and they turn out soft and fluffy. Enjoy Snickerdoodle Cookies any day of the week with this simple recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Allow to Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 115


For the Cookies:

For the Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture:

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  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the cake mix , eggs and oil (batter will be thick).
  • Form the batter into small balls (I used a cookie scoop) and roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Then place the cookies on baking sheets.
  • Flatten the cookies out slightly using the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until the edges of the cookies start to brown slightly.
  • Allow the cookies to set for 5 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Then the cookies are ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover cookies in an air tight container or bag for up to 1 week.  I keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them moist.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 115kcal, Carbohydrates 19g, Protein 1g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 162mg, Potassium 16mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 10g, Vitamin A 20IU, Vitamin C 0.003mg, Calcium 48mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Kathy says:

    5 stars
    The cake mix makes this recipe so easy. They taste great too.

  2. Levella says: