Yellow Cake Mix Cookies require only 4 ingredients and the results are the best cookies! Make these for parties, holidays and more for a cookie full of flavor.

Cake Mix Cookies with sprinkles on a cooling rack.
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Yellow Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chewy cookies while being so easy to make. They are one of the cookie recipes the kids have been enjoying for years. They are a popular sweet treat around our house.

The ideas are endless with Cake Mix Cookie Recipes and you can also make Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies and Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix.

Why this recipe is so wonderful:

  • It uses a cake mix. Choose your favorite brand and get started. It doesn’t matter if you use Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker or store brand.
  • Soft and fluffy cookies. The results of this recipe are so delicious.


Ingredients for Cake Mix Cookies - cake mix, sprinkles, egg and oil.
  • Yellow cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Multi-colored sprinkles

Find the complete ingredient list and instructions at the bottom of the post.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Cake Mix. I love using a yellow cake mix for this recipe, but vanilla would work great too. You can also try lemon, red velvet or any flavor.
  • Oil. Canola oil also works great in this recipe.
  • Sprinkles. I love using multi-color but any will work for this easy cookie recipe.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Toss in a handful of chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Nuts. Pecans and walnuts make great mix ins.

How to make yellow cake mix cookies:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cake mix in a bowl.

Step 2. Pour the cake mix into a mixing bowl.

Cake mix, eggs, oil combined in a bowl.

Step 3. Mix the box of cake mix, eggs, oil together in a large mixing bowl. Don’t worry if the batter will be thick but this is normal).  

Batter combined in a mixing bowl.

Step 4. Now it’s time for the sprinkles. Gently add the sprinkles into the batter in the large bowl.

Sprinkles mixed in the batter.

Step 5. Fold the sprinkles carefully into the batter.

Cookie dough balls on a baking sheet.

Step 6. Use a cookie scoop to make the cookie dough balls. Place on cookie sheets leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.

Cookies on a baking sheet.

Step 7. Bake until cookies brown just slightly on the edges. Allow to cool and serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Store these cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. I like to put a white piece of bread in the container for the cookies to keep them soft.

Can you freeze these cookies?

Yes, these cookies freeze great.

Make sure that the cookies cool completely. Place the cooked cookies on a baking sheet. Then place it in the freezer for at least 1 hour.

After this time, move them to a freezer bag for up to 2-3 months.
Defrost them at room temperature and then they are ready to enjoy!

I love just pulling a few out at dinner time and they’re usually defrosted out in time for dessert.

What size cake mix to use to make cookies?

I make these cookies with a 15 ounce yellow cake mix and it works great for this recipe.

Pro Tips

  • Use a cookie scoop. If you are still scooping cookies with two spoons, you really need to get yourself some stainless steel scoops. It makes it so easy.
  • Use a cooling rack. It is also a good idea to use a cooling rack. Place the cookies on racks to cool completely.
  • We also line baking sheets with parchment paper. This makes cleaning large baking sheets easier as well.
  • Do NOT add any of the other ingredients required for the cake on the back of the box. Just use the dry ingredients only from the boxed cake me.
  • Make sure to add the sprinkles last. Gently stir in the sprinkles so that the cookies aren’t discolored by the sprinkles.

Cookies stacked together around milk.

Make these delicious cookies for a fabulous treat. Then please come back and leave a comment so I can hear from you.

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Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

4.25 from 58 votes
Yellow Cake Mix Cookies require only 4 ingredients and the results are the best cookies! Make these for parties, holidays and more for a cookie full of flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 79


  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup of multi-colored sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the cake mix, eggs, oil together in a large bowl. (Batter will be thick).
  • Then stir in the sprinkles.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the cookies and place on cookie sheets leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cookies brown SLIGHTLY on the edges.
  • Allow to cool completely and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 79kcal, Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 108mg, Potassium 10mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 13IU, Calcium 32mg, Iron 1mg

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    1. I usually any brand and you can press the dough down slightly with the bottom of a glass cup to keep them from puffy up when baking. Thank you.