Cake Mix Cookies

Saturday Spotlight

There were SOOO many amazing bloggers that applied to be contributors this year so you could imagine how hard it was to narrow it down just to a few. I knew not everyone could be on the team so I decided to start a new series this year called Saturday Spotlight. Each Saturday (or most at least) there will be a guest blogger sharing a new creation here on Lil’ Luna. With so much talent found in the Blogging World, I wanted to make sure some of these bloggers had a chance to share some of their great creations and talent here on the site.

The first guest blogger this year is Melanie from Melanie Makes. She is uber-talented! Thanks for being here today, Melanie!! I’ll turn the time to her now…..


With just four ingredients and a quick stir, these Cake Mix Cookies come together in no time .  They’re like eating the top of a cupcake, only in cookie form.  Your favorite cake mix, your favorite mix-ins.  Every combination is sure to be a winner.

4-Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies #cookies

Hello, Lil’ Luna readers!  I’m Melanie from Melanie Makes where I cook, create and care for my family.  Repeat.  I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Kristyn today.  I’ve been following Lil’ Luna and the amazing ideas that Kristyn and her contributors have shared for over a year now and am in complete awe of the inspiration that I constantly find.
After I had my second baby – you know, all 10 pounds and 11 ounces of her – I was blessed to be the recipient of numerous meals from friends who’s husbands were also in their medical residencies.  (Man I miss those girls!)  I swear the best gift you can give a new mother is food.  The last thing you want to think about is making a meal when you’re running on little sleep and you haven’t taken a shower in who knows when.  But I digress…

Included with one of my meals for dessert were these amazing Cake Mix Cookies.  A-MAZ-ING.  I swear I ate a dozen of them myself leaving just a few crumbs for my husband and then two year old daughter.  In my sleep deprived stupor, I found myself begging for the recipe via text message.  I needed more cookies!

Delicious Cake Mix Cookies - just 4 ingredients!

One of the great things about this recipe is that you can truly make it your own and because you’re selecting ingredients that you love, you’re guaranteed to have the most amazing cookies come out of the oven.

4 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies
  • 1 boxed cake mix
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1-1/2 cups your favorite mix-ins (candy, chocolate chips, etc.)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until set. Let cool on baking sheet 2-3 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Cake Mix Cookies

I’ve made several different variations, but this is most definitely my favorite: dark chocolate cake mix with Peanut Butter M&Ms.  So good!  A bit cake like, a bit fudgy – these cookies are the best of both worlds!

Delicious Cake Mix Cookies

A must have with these cookies?  Milk!  The dark chocolate and peanut butter combination is rich and decadent and washes down wonderfully with an ice cold glass of the white stuff.  Absolute perfection!

Looking for additional dessert recipe ideas?  Here are a few of my favorites:

Pretzel Crusted Banana Bread Brownies with Nutella Ganache | Melanie Makes

Kit Kat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Melanie Makes

Birthday Cake Ice Cream | Melanie Makes

I’d love to connect with you online!  You can find Melanie Makes on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. 1

    I love these cookies! I make them with yellow cake mix and mix in Reeces Pieces. YUM!!!

  2. 2

    These cookies look amazing. I love simple recipes like this. With all this snow we’ve been getting, I may need to make up a batch of these right now. Thanks, Melanie!
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  3. 3

    My son wanted to make cookies. I bake often never heard of cake mix cookies. I am so sorry but we all thought they were horrible I made them with 1/2 mini M&M’s and 1/2 mini chocolate chips. I was surprised how great the size and shape turned out they looked Beautiful! But they taste like cheap refrigerator cookies. Maybe we are just spoiled with my baking experience. If you never bake I can see the kids liking them.

  4. 6

    I bake from scratch probably 98% of the time and I loved these! I’m sure my fiance will devour them when he gets home! :) I’ve also made peanut butter cookies with a yellow mix. Tasty! I used a devil’s mix and added in reeses pieces and milk chocolate chips and they came out wonderfully! Thanks! I guess some people just can’t be pleased ;)

  5. 7

    These looks so easy and yummy! I’ll be trying these soon! :)
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