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Easter Cake Mix Cookies

These Easter Cake Mix Cookies are loaded with pastel sprinkles and M&M's, folded into a delicious cookie dough made with cake mix!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 194kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour spoon and leveled
  • 1 1/4 cups boxed yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Easter M&M's or seasonal color of choice
  • 1/2 cup Easter sprinkles or seasonal color of choice


  • Sift together the flour, cake mix, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the softened butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the egg and beat for 1 minute on high, then add in the vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix just untiil combined.
  • Fold in the M&M's and sprinkles with a rubber spatula.
  • Cover the dough and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • After chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and use a medium cookie scoop to measure the dough into balls. 
  • Roll the dough between your palms to create tall balls of cookie dough and place them about 3 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Press some additional M&M's into the tops of the balls and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.


  • Slightly adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.
  • How To Freeze Cake Mix Cookies:
    • Roll dough into balls after 2 hours of chilling and place balls in an air-tight container.
    • Frozen cookie dough is good for up to 3 months.
    • Let thaw in the fridge before baking or cook frozen and add 1 to 2 minutes to the total bake time.
  • The uncooked dough is good in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.7mg