Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 8 mins

Fast and easy when you don't have enough time to prepare cookies from scratch. If you mix them by hand, they will be flatter and more like a cookie. If you use a mixer, they will be puffier and more like cake. The cake-like version is good with a simple confectioner sugar & milk (or juice if you used an orange or lemon cake mix) glaze.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box cake mix, unprepared (any flavor)
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Mix all ingredients well to remove lumps.
  2. Stir in raisins and/or nuts and/or chocolate chips if you so desire.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet about 2-inches apart.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.


Most Helpful

I am upgrading to five stars. Just made again - this time with lemon mix. This is a spectacular recipe because it is the easiest ever and the possibilities are endless. I baked them 2 minutes longer than recommended and kept them smaller sothey got a little more crispy around the edges. Going to frost them up with plain vanillla frosting. Will add lemon peel next time. Have also tried chocolate with mini chips - wonderful. Previous review --Made with spice cake mix, walnuts and toffee bits. This one is as easy as it gets. Was worried that they might be a bit too cakey, but they firmed up nicely and did have a little crispness on the outside after cooling. Will try again with some of the other combinations suggested by other reviewers. Thanks for a super easy, very versatile recipe that will become a go-to. :] Another one - used white mix, about 1 tsp almond extract, then added coconut and dark chocolate chips. Sort of like a macaroon, or an Almond Joy. Mmmmm.

Messy44 May 11, 2011

Wow! So easy & delish! I used store-brand white cake mix and a couple of tsps of almond extract. Formed mixture into balls, dipped in sugar and topped with a small cluster of slivered almonds. Taste & texture just right: delightful!

Jay3fer March 27, 2009

These are SOO simple and versatile. My favorite combo so far is orange cake mix with white chips (Creamsicle!) but I also thought that the funfetti cake mix worked well as did the butter pecan.

josephinewillis December 27, 2006

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