Turning Cake Batter Into Cookie Dough – Your Easy Guide _ Bonus Recipe!

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Did you know that turning cake batter into cookie dough is ridiculously easy? I wouldn’t have said it if it wasn’t true! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have delicious cookie batter made from cake mix right there in your own kitchen. Ready to learn more about what you’ll need to make this cake mix cookie recipe come to life? If so, let’s get started!

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Turning Cake Batter Into Cookie Dough

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Let’s get this straight. Cookie mix is not the same thing as cake mix.

Cookies and cake mixes have different ingredients and are going to bake completely differently. Whether it’s gluten free cake mix, yellow cake mix, strawberry cake mix, chocolate cake mix, or the like, you can expect that using your cake mix as cookie mix without making alterations is likely to turn out as a catastrophe!

But don’t worry. I’ve got the secret for converting your cake mixes into something you can use to make cake mix cookies anytime you want them!

While many of the ingredients in cake batter and cookie batter are relatively the same, they come at different ratios. This results in different flavors, textures, and consistencies that make each type of dessert cuisine unique.

Generally speaking, you can almost always bet that your cake batter will be thinner than your cookie dough, resulting in runny cookie dough. Still, it is totally possible to convert your boxed cake mix into cake box cookies with just a few simple alterations.

Ready to learn what those might be? Stay tuned.

Turning Cake Batter Into Cookie Dough

To turn white cake mixes (or any flavor of box cake you choose) into cookie mix, you simply need to add additional eggs and oil.

That’s right! Combine box cake mix with eggs and oil to produce awesome cookie cake mix recipes that you’ll want to make again and again! Just be sure to grab a neutral oil, such as canola or vegetable oil when whipping this up.

The following is the perfect recipe to make this happen.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of cake mix (any flavor is fine, but white cake mix works best for a blank canvas)
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoon of oil (or 1/2 stick and 3 tablespoons of melted butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mix-ins (see below for inspiration!)

Directions

  1. Dump your cake mix into a large bowl.
  2. Add your eggs and oil.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes (or freeze the dough for 10-15 minutes).
  5. Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to portion cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake the cookies at 350 for 8-10 minutes (longer if needed).
  7. Allow the cookies to cool completely before serving up!
  8. Enjoy!

Tip: You don’t want the cookies to start browning! Browning may indicate that the cookies are overcooked. Instead, bake them until they’re firm but not hard. You generally won’t need the cookie dough to remain in the oven for much past 11 minutes if you’re making cake batter cookies.

Fun Flavor Ideas For Cake Mix Cookies

Now that you know what you need for making cake mix cookies, it’s time to discuss what to add to the cookies to make them more fun.

Optional mix ins and toppers for cake mix cookies include:

  • Carrots (for carrot cake)
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Plain peanut butter (for peanut butter cookies)
  • Strawberry extract (for strawberry flavor)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Powdered sugar (topping)
  • Chocolate peanut butter
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Chocolate fudge (topper)
  • Chopped maraschino cherries (topper)
  • Lemon zest
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips

Types of Cake Batter For Cake Mix Cookies

Still want more ideas for how to make these cake mix cookie recipes even better? Try any of the following flavors of cake mix to make an already awesome recipe even more amazing!

Types of cake mix to use:

  • Lemon cake mix
  • Orange cake mix
  • White cake mix
  • Angel food cake mix
  • Red velvet cake mix
  • Milk chocolate cake mix
  • Mini chocolate chips (for chocolate chip cookies)
  • Regular chocolate chips
  • Butter cake mix

Now you know! Turning cake batter into cake mix cookies is an awesome hack you likely wish you knew sooner! Using regular dry cake mix along with oil and eggs can turn into a delicious recipe for making fluffy cookies that taste great.

I hope you’ve found this helpful and will consider giving this recipe a try the next time you feel like making cookies.

See you next time!

FAQ

Is cake batter the same as dough?

No. Cake batter contains a different ratio of ingredients that make it runnier than cookie dough.

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Cookie Cake Mix Recipe

  • Author: Anna
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Category: dessert

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 box of cake mix (preferably white cake mix)
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoon of oil (or 1/2 stick and 3 tablespoons of melted butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mix-ins (optional)

Instructions

  1. Dump your cake mix into a large bowl.
  2. Add your eggs and oil.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes (or freeze the dough for 10-15 minutes).
  5. Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to portion cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes (longer if needed).
  7. Allow the cookies to cool completely before serving up!
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You don’t want the cookies to start browning! Browning may indicate that the cookies are overcooked. Instead, bake them until they’re firm but not hard. You generally won’t need the cookie dough to remain in the oven for much past 11 minutes if you’re making cake batter cookies.

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