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Cake Mix Cookies with Butter

Gooey cake mix cookies with butter taste just like butter cake but faster to bake and cheaper. Chewy and tender crinkle cookies you’ll love. Just 4 ingredients made and baked in just 15 minutes.

Cake Mix Cookies with Butter

These butter cake mix cookies can be made with any boxed cake mix you want. We used yellow here but chocolate makes a rich dessert you can even add chocolate chips to. Make in one bowl on a sheet pan this week and share a batch during your Christmas party. (post may contain affiliate links present)

Gooey Butter Cookies with Cake Mix

We’re here with yet another cake mix hack!! I know you have tried a few of them already but we just can’t stop. 😉 What is different about these than other varieties we have on our site? It tastes just like butter cake I had at a restaurant near our house back in the day. I mean they had decent food but I went for a slice of this!!

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Super dense, savory buttery but sweet just what you want after dinner. Seriously y’all it was beyond amazing. Better than pound cake but I guess if I had to compare it to something it would be that. And like any of our other Cookies Made With Cake Mix use whatever flavor you like. White or yellow will really let the other ingredients shine though.

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

Yellow Cake Mix Cookies with Butter

These Yellow Cake Mix Cookies are even more fun rolled in powdered sugar after they’re prepped. It is not a necessity and you can skip that step all together if you are in a real hurry but you get this pretty crackled look on the top if you do. As with any other cookie dough it is easier to handle and won’t spread so flat if you refrigerate it for a bit too.

Ever baked goodies and they spread out and just looked sad instead of raised like the ones you see here or at a bakery? That is because the dough wasn’t firm enough and just kinda’ melted on the tray. Even just 30 minutes in the fridge will make a big difference in the look and texture of your batch, it’s worth your time. You’ll need;

  • 1 box cake mix yellow
  • Butter salted, softened not melted butter
    • for dairy free you can use a vegan plant based stick instead, I’ve found lactose free cream cheese too
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 block of cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar

You do need something thick and creamy to make these with boxed mixes. We used butter here as you see but you can use other things like Cool Whip Cookies that use that tub. 😉 Just use a large bowl to mix the dough and a shallow dish for the sugar at the end so you can roll it around to coat well.

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies with Cake Mix

Gooey Butter Cake Cookies

If you did want to use chocolate cake mix or Devil’s food mix they will come out more like our Cake Mix Cool Whip Cookies and they are incredible. I really think if you want to emulate that cake you may have tried too then just stick with yellow and salted Darigold (the best of the best).

  • Mix butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese and mix with an electric mixer on medium low until the batter is smooth and fluffy.
  • Next, add the cake mix and stir until fully incorporated and no dry ingredients are left.
    • Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes Using your hands, grab a small bit of dough and roll into ping pong size balls.
  • Now place the balls into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll them around to coat. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper 2” apart
    • for wider cookies, gently press down on the tops to slightly flatten.
  • Place cookies into a preheated oven and bake at 350 F for 9-11 minutes until the edges are lightly brown and cracking.
  • Cool ooey gooey butter cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling. Sprinkle with extra powdered sugar if desired!

If you want them to resemble bite sized Pound Cake bites you could make a simple glaze with powdered sugar with milk and drizzle that over the top.

Yellow Cake Mix Cookies with Butter

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies with Cake Mix

If you did want to add sprinkles or semi sweet chocolate chips into the dough I would stick to 1/4 cup or so. You can use or no butter Vanilla Cake Mix Cookies recipe or this one with white mix. If you cannot find the butter alternative I do have other options you can make but of course it will have a different taste.

White chocolate chips is a nice touch too if you use strawberry cake mix for these to make a whole different flavor combination! If you have leftovers make sure they completely cool and store in a freezer bag or airtight container on the counter.

Once you fall in love with these try our red velvet cake mix cookies too. Perfect during the holidays if you don’t want to mess with food coloring, that one comes in the right shade already. Now jump to recipe below and let us know what you think!

Gooey Butter Cookies with Cake Mix

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Cake Mix Cookies with Butter

Gooey cake mix cookies with butter taste just like butter cake but faster to bake and cheaper. Chewy and tender crinkle cookies you'll love.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, cake mix, cookies, cream cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 159kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl add butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese and mix with an electric mixer on medium low until the batter is smooth and fluffy.
  • Next, add the cake mix and stir until fully incorporated and no dry ingredients are left. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes Using your hands, grab a small bit of dough and roll into ping pong size balls.
  • Now place the balls into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll them around to coat. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper 2” apart, for wider cookies, gently press down on the tops to slightly flatten.
  • Place cookies into a preheated oven and bake at 350 F for 9-11 minutes until the edges are lightly brown and cracking.
  • Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling. Sprinkle with extra powdered sugar if desired!

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Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Cookies with Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 220mg10%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Shami

Friday 13th of October 2023

This recipe was absolutely delicious and easy to make! Gooey butter cookies with cake mix.

Monidipa

Wednesday 4th of October 2023

Your Cake Mix Cookies with Butter recipe is fantastic! So easy and delicious. I appreciate the detailed steps and tips. Baking these cookies was a breeze, and they turned out perfectly. My family loved them. Thanks for sharing this sweet treat idea!

Catalina

Wednesday 4th of October 2023

I love to bake cookies every weekend! So easy to make!

Terri

Wednesday 4th of October 2023

I love butter cake, really enjoyed these. I love that it's low ingredients and easy to make.

Nikki Wayne

Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

Was absolutely delicious and tasty! Love it!

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