Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies

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5 from 6 votes
These easy Snickerdoodle Cookies are a cinch to make because they use a great shortcut! They are a quick snack that is warm, cinnamony, chewy and delicious.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

These easy Snickerdoodle Cookies are a cinch to make because they use a great shortcut! They are a quick snack that is warm, cinnamony, chewy and delicious.

Easy snickerdoodle cookies with a glass of milk in the background

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

Why These Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies Are Amazing

When time is of the essence but you want a warm delicious cookies, this easy snickerdoodle recipe is perfect. After all, everyone loves a warm cookie 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’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.

How to Make This Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Preheat Oven: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (Photo 1 below)
  • Mix Ingredients: Next, in a large bowl, mix together cake mix, butter and egg. Mix until a thick cookie batter forms.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Make Topping: Then in a separate small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. (Photo 3 below)
  • Create Cookie: Roll the cookie dough into one inch spheres and then coat each one in the sugar and cinnamon mixture by rolling it.  (Photo 4 below)
  • BAKE: Finally, place each cookie sphere gently onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow to cool on rolling rack.
Step by step instructions for making snickerdoodle cake mix cookies

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How do you make cookies made with cake mix?

Cookie dough and cake batter have much in common: fat, eggs, sugar, and flour. They really differ in texture. Cookies are mixed to make dough.  Namely a thicker, denser texture. Cakes, alternatively, are mixed as a much thinner batter. Which gives them a lighter, airy quality.

Subsequently, we add more less liquid but keep the fat for a denser, but still moist, batter.

Easy snickerdoodle recipe cookie piled with a glass of milk in the background

Tips for Making this Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe

This is truly and easy snickerdoodle recipe but we still want to make sure that your effort pays off by using just a few of these tips.

  • Use Parchment or a Silpat so the cookies do not stick
  • Make Sure that your oven is the correct temperature. Use a good oven thermometer.
  • Use a cooling rack. So that your cookies do not overcook.

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Snickerdoodle cookies made with cake mix piled with a few cookies tied together.

Expert Tips for Making the Best Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. 
  • Chips: Incorporate some Cinnamon Chips to the Mix
  • Zest it up: Add a hint of orange or lemon zest to your cookies

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Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 6 votes
These easy Snickerdoodle Cookies are a cinch to make because they use a great shortcut! They are a quick snack that is warm, cinnamony, chewy and delicious.
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Servings: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups vanilla cake mix
  • ¼ cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp 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 to the Mix
  • Zest it up: Add a hint of orange or lemon zest to your cookies

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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