Snickerdoodles with Cake Mix

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5 from 8 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

These easy Snickerdoodles with Cake Mix are a five ingredient wonder. Snickerdoodle cookies warm from the oven make the house smell like a bakery and of course, they taste amazing.

Snickerdoodles with Cake Mix with a glass of milk.

This easy snickerdoodles with cake mix recipe is perfect when time is of the essence but you want a warm delicious cookies,. After all, everyone loves a warm cookie fresh from the oven.

These are so easy because the cookies are made with cake mix. There’s no need to spend time measuring a bunch of ingredients. These cake mix cookies are super easy. If you need more easy dessert recipes, check this guide for more.


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What We Love About This Cake Mix Snickerdoodles Recipe

If you’re wondering how to make cookies from cake mix, it’s really quite simple. Simply combine the dry cake mix with a few wet ingredients and viola! You have cookie dough.What actually is a snickerdoodle? Find out the history here.

  • 10 Minutes: It truly takes no time at all to make warm, delicious cookies.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 5 ingredient. You will already have!
  • Family Friendly: Easy for kids to help bake and are always a hit.
  • Adaptable: Can make it your own by adding your favorite ingredients.
a smattering of the cookies around the milk.

Ingredient Notes

  • Yellow Cake Mix: Your favorite brand. A 15.2 ounce package.
  • Butter: Melted butter, do on the stovetop for a brown butter or in the microwave.
  • Eggs: Always large eggs at room temperature.
Homemade cinnamon and sugar.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Cake Mix – try a gluten free box cake mix or a low sugar variety.
  • Butter – Vegan butter or oil can be great for this recipe.
  • Cinnamon Sugar – you can buy a store bought mix.

How to Make Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

These are the basic steps for making christmas cake mix cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions. Look for more recipes on pinterest and instagram.

Mixing the cake batter for the cookies.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

STEP 2: MIX

Next, in a large mixing bowl, mix together cake mix, melted butter and egg. Mix until a thick cookie batter forms. Then in a separate small bowl, combine cinnamon-sugar mixture. Using a cookie scoop, roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and then roll balls in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

STEP 3: BAKE

Finally, place each cookie sphere gently onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Rolling out and decorating the cookies.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make a batch of dough up to twenty four hours in advance and keep in the fridge until you are ready to bake.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the easy cake mix cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Make the cookies as directed in the recipe card below, allow to cool completely then store in freezer bags or an airtight container in single layer for up to three months. Alternatively, make the cookie dough, shape dough into cookie dough balls and freeze on a tray, Then remove dough balls and place in a freezer bag and pull out as many as you need when you like a fresh cookie.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a gluten-free cake mix or a low calorie cake mix. Also, you can use a sugar alternative for the cinnamon sugar mixture. It will not affect the texture.

CAN I USE BROWN BUTTER?

Of course, brown the butter before making the cookies to enhance the flavor of the cookies.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, this a great holiday or party recipe, simply follow the recipe card below and increase the recipe accordingly.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A GREAT COOKIE?

Need some pointers? check out this Cookie 101 post for all the tips and tricks.

A stack of the Snickerdoodles with Cake Mix.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. 
  • Chips: Incorporate some Cinnamon Chips or white chocolate chips to the mix.
  • Zest it up: Add a hint of orange or lemon zest to your cookies.
  • Frosting: Just like a conventional sugar cookies, these snickerdoodles can be enhanced with frosting such as cream cheese or a standard vanilla glaze.
  • Flavor: Add a little more vanilla extract or your other favorite flavoring to the cake batter cookies.
  • Nuts: Add a little extra crunch with some nuts. Walnuts or pecans are great.

What to Serve with Snickerdoodles with Cake Mix

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Snickerdoodles with Cake Mix with a glass of milk.
5 from 8 votes

Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
These easy Snickerdoodles with Cake mix are a five ingredient wonder. Snickerdoodle cookies warm from the oven make the house smell like a bakery and of course, they taste amazing..
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups vanilla cake mix
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, large
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, butter and egg. Mix until a thick cookie batter forms.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll the cookie dough into one inch spheres and coat each one in the sugar and cinnamon mixture by rolling it.
  • Place each cookie sphere gently onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow to cool on rolling rack.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. 
  • Chips: Incorporate some Cinnamon Chips or white chocolate chips to the mix.
  • Zest it up: Add a hint of orange or lemon zest to your cookies.
  • Frosting: Just like a conventional sugar cookies, these snickerdoodles can be enhanced with frosting such as cream cheese or a standard vanilla glaze.
  • Flavor: Add a little more vanilla extract or your other favorite flavoring to the cake batter cookies.
  • Nuts: Add a little extra crunch with some nuts. Walnuts or pecans are great.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute, cookies, Quick and Easy

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