3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies

March 10, 2019 Diane Homan
3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies | Homan at Home

Lately, we’ve been having a game night with other families with small children. We put on a movie downstairs so no one has to fork out for a babysitter, and then play board games at the kitchen table. For Dustin and I, it’s been a really nice sort of thing. We get to have adult talking time, our kids have friends to “play” with (steal toys from, mostly), and we enjoy playing games and laughing. It’s a lovely little stress-free way to do things.

Why am I talking about game nights? Two reasons – if you’re in the little kid trenches, it’s something to think about. It’s a low-key, low-cost way to enjoy yourself with others, and sometimes you really need that.

3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies | Homan at Home

The second reason is these cookies. I thought cake mix cookies were something everyone was familiar with, but it would seem I was wrong. I did these for the last game night as a treat, and they were a gigantic hit. You’d think I’d done something gourmet by the response.

3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies | Homan at Home

So I figured I’d share the secret to 3 ingredient “gourmet” cookies. The other lovely thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile. I’ve never met a cake mix this recipe doesn’t work for, so any cake flavor is an option for you. And then, you can get funky with the mix-ins. For game night, I did yellow cake mix with sprinkles mixed in, and chocolate with chocolate chips and pecans. Other delicious flavor combinations we’ve tried are red velvet or strawberry with white chocolate, spice cake with nuts, chocolate rolled in powdered sugar, yellow rolled in cinnamon sugar, and lemon with a powdered sugar glaze drizzled on.

3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies | Homan at Home

3 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24


  • 1 box cake mix
  • ā…“ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • mix-ins: chocolate chips, sprinkles, nuts, etc


  • Mix together cake mix, oil, and eggs.
  • Add in mix-ins
  • Roll into 1-inch balls and placed on lined or greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.

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Cindy Suder

LOVE the chocolate chip cookies, I am adding them to my dessert list for Thanksgiving. My grankids are going to love them too. THANKS


Diane Homan

They are sooooo good! I hope your family loves them as much as we do.

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Tiffany Wallace

Hello! I used swerve chocolate cake mix and mine did not spread like yours did. What else can I add to make them do that next time? Thanks!

Diane Homan

Specialty cake mixes tend to act differently. I’m not familiar with how Swerve acts during baking, so I’m afraid I can’t help much. Good luck in your baking endeavors!

Mama Sandy

I am making the chocolate cookies right now got first batch in the oven

Diane Homan

Crossing my fingers for you!


These are good! I made the chocolate ones with chocolate fudge cake and chocolate chips. So easy, incredibly delicious. I make mine slightly bigger so of course cooking time increases, but thank you for sharing this simple but delicious recipe that my whole family enjoys in less than 15 min. šŸ™‚

Diane Homan

I’m so glad you liked them! Chocolate fudge with chocolate chips sounds like a winning combo!


can you freeze for 1 week to 2 weeks?

Diane Homan

I’ve never tried it, so I can’t speak to that. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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