White Cake Mix Cookies

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White cake mix cookies are an easy dessert that you can make in minutes. Look no further for the best simple cookie recipe!

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These M&M Cake Mix cookies are just 4 ingredients!

Easy cookie recipes are great for bake sales, birthday parties, or any occasion where you need a homemade dessert quick.

With just 4 ingredients and a few minutes, you can make these yummy M&M cookies using a box of your favorite white cake mix from duncan hines, betty crocker, etc.

We love cake mix cookies and there are so many varieties that you can make! Some of our favorites include:

white cake mix cookies on a cooling rack

White Cake Mix Cookies Ingredients

  • a box of white cake mix: any brand you like. You will need the 16.25 oz size.
  • eggs
  • olive oil or vegetable oil: I prefer olive oil in recipes as I always keep it on hand, but any neutral flavored cooking oil will work in this recipe.
  • m&m’s: try using seasonal colors for special holidays!
white cake mix, oil, eggs, and m&m's

How to make white cake mix cookies

Step 1: Mix the batter. Combine the eggs, oil, and cake mix in a mixing bowl.

white cake mix batter mixed together in a bowl

Step 2: Fold in the M&M’s into the cookie dough using a rubber spatula.

Step 3: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the baking sheet, or use a mini cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough. Top with additional M&M’s.

Step 4: Bake the cake mix cookies at 350 degrees for 11-13  minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Remove from the oven when the edges are set. Remove the cookies onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

white cake mix cookies on a cooling rack

Cake Mix Cookies Variations

This is a basic recipe that you can tweak to make any kind of cookie that you are craving!

  • cake mix: substitute any flavor of boxed cake mix
  • oil: substitute melted butter
  • mix ins: skip the M&M’S and try mix ins like chocolate chips, sprinkles, chopped nuts, or other candies.
white cake mix cookies stacked

M&M Cake Mix Cookies FAQ

Can I use a yellow cake mix instead of white?

Yes, you can use any flavor of cake mix for these easy cookies.

How do I store cake mix cookies?

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Can you use butter instead of oil in a cookie recipe?

Yes! You can substitute an equal amount of melted and slightly cooled butter for the oil needed to make cookies.

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white cake mix cookies stacked

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4.67 from 6 votes

White Cake Mix Cookies

By: Joy Shull
These chewy M&M cookies are made from a box of white cake mix. The best easy cookie recipe!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 21 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 16.25 oz box white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup m&m’s

Instructions 

  • Add the white cake mix, eggs, and oil to a mixing bowl and beat with mixers to combine the batter 
  • Fold in the m&m’s using a rubber spatula
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup
  • Drop the cookie batter by large spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet (or use a mini cookie scoop)
  • Sprinkle the tops of the cookie dough with additional m&m’s, if desired
  • Bake the cake mix cookies at 350 degrees for 11-13  minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Remove from the oven when the edges are set. 
  • Transfer cookies immediately to a wire cooling rack to cool completely

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 173mg, Potassium: 20mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 47IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 1mg
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