Cake Mix Christmas Cookies

4.52 from 33 votes

These easy Christmas cookies are a festive holiday dessert made using a box of cake mix!

Christmas cookies on a white serving platter surrounded by holiday decorations
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These Christmas cookies are so easy to make

All you need is a box of cake mix and a few other pantry ingredients to make these delicious holiday cookies!

Cake mix recipes are one of my favorite hacks for making homemade treats in a fraction of the time.

These cake mix Christmas cookies are similar to our Christmas cookie bars and made with just 4 ingredients! They are one of our favorites this time of year.

We love using a boxed cake mix for quick desserts like fudgy cake mix brownies, yellow cake mix cookies, and cake mix banana bread.

stacked up Christmas cookies

Ingredients to make cake mix Christmas cookies

  • cake mix: we used yellow cake mix, but chocolate cake mix would also work
  • oil: any neutral oil like vegetable or olive oil
  • eggs
  • Christmas red & green M&M’s
ingredients needed to make cake mix Christmas cookies

How to make Christmas cookies with cake mix

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 1: Add the yellow cake mix, eggs, and oil to a bowl. Mix well to combine.

Step 2: Fold 1 cup of Christmas colored M&M’s in to the cookie batter. Mix it together with a rubber spatula until the Christmas cookie batter is well combined with the M&M’s.

Step 3: Add the cookie batter to a baking sheet and top with additional M&M’s. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

Christmas cookie dough on the baking sheet

Once the cookies are removed from the oven, allow them to rest on the baking pan for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

Tip: To get those pretty circle edges on the cookies, use a rubber spatula to gently poke the edges of the cookies immediately after taking them out of the oven. You can gently form them into a more circular shape this way before they cool down.

cake mix Christmas cookies on a wire cooling rack

These cake mix Christmas cookies were a hit! They stay soft after cooling and the M&M’s make them so festive.

They are seriously yummy and so simple to throw together.

This would be a great Christmas dessert to make for a holiday party, bake sale, you name it. Give them a try this holiday season!

cake mix Christmas cookies on a wire cooling rack
Christmas cookies stacked and surrounded by decorations

How to store

Leftover Christmas cookies can be stored in an airtight bag or container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

cake mix Christmas cookie dipped in a glass of milk
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4.52 from 33 votes

Cake Mix Christmas Cookies

By: Joy Shull
These Christmas Cookies are made with a box of yellow cake mix. An easy and delicious holiday cookie recipe!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 25

Ingredients 

  • 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 10 oz bag of Christmas red & green M&M’s

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Add the yellow cake mix, eggs, and oil to a bowl. Mix to combine
  • Fold 1 cup of Christmas M&M’s in to the cookie batter using a rubber spatula
  • Spoon the Christmas cookie batter onto a baking sheet and top with additional M&M’s
  • Bake the cookies at 350 for 10-12 minutes, then allow to cool 3 minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire cooling rack

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 137mg, Potassium: 13mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 44IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg
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