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Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

This is a super easy recipe for Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

stacks of cake mix snickerdoodles

First things first, these Cake Mix Snickerdoodles may be the easiest cookies I have EVER made! They are also some of the tastiest. This recipe includes cake mix (yes, actual cake mix). Snickerdoodles have never been better…

Snickerdoodles are easily some of the most visually appealing cookies around. They may all look alike, but not at all snickerdoodles are created equally… for example, throwing cake mix into the fold.

The recipe yields smaller but thicker cookies than normal. Perfect snack size!

cake mix snickerdoodles on a cooling rack

Surprisingly, these cookies had a great texture, not cakey like they would seem. A true cookie crunches when you bite into it, just like these!

snickerdoodle cookies made from a cake mix

I’m fairly sure these Cake Mix Snickerdoodles set a record in my house… they were gone in three hours. Most of that was due to me (oops), but the rest of my family loved them too.

Making these cookies was a breeze, which was helpful because my schedule has been packed lately with lacrosse and school. Enjoy!

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles (This recipe is all over the internet!
These may be the EASIEST cookies I have EVER made!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies (1 per serving)
Calories 96 kcal



  • Preheat your oven to 350℉.  
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
  • In a large bowl, use a whisk to combine the cake mix, butter, egg and vanilla.
  • Roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the sugar/cinnamon mixture before placing on the cookie sheets.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes.  Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 147mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 108IUVitamin C: 0.001mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword cake mix, cookies, snickerdoodle
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Recipe Rating

D Stephens

Saturday 24th of October 2020

My cookie mixture couldn’t be rolled into balls because the mixture was not stiff enough. I used the exact ingredients. I had to spoon the mixture on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. 


Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Hmmmm, haven't heard this before- not sure what went wrong!

Valerie Wernicke

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019

Can't I use regular white cake mix instead?


Wednesday 31st of July 2019

I'm sure that would be fine.


Friday 10th of March 2017

Smart! Will definitely be trying these.