Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies

These yellow cake mix oatmeal cookies are so good! These cookies are also super easy to make as well. They’re great for when you’re craving cookies but not wanting to do all the work of a complicated recipe. They’re also versatile so if you want to add raisins, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, craisins, or whatever your favorite mix in is for oatmeal cookies, you totally can.

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies with ingredients

One of my favorite cooking hacks is using a box of yellow cake mix. I love using yellow cake mix for banana bread, sweet cornbread, and peach walnut cake. Cake mix is one of the best baking shortcuts for a no fail recipe!

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are sweet, chewy, and seriously so delicious. I love how easy and quick this recipe is. It is a great recipe for bake sales or for making treats for neighbors and friends. My kids also love these, they are definitely kid approved!

Tips for making these cookies

This is a pretty no fuss recipe but I do have two tips. The first tip is to not over bake these cookies. Let them rest on your baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes after baking before letting the cool. Also, for this recipe you will need yellow cake mix. Other cake mix flavors won’t have the right flavor for oatmeal cookies so be sure to get a box of yellow cake mix.

What can I add into cake mix oatmeal cookies?

There are so many yummy add ins for these cookies. You can add:

  • Raisins
  • Chocolate chips
  • Craisins (dried cranberries)
  • M&Ms
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Or whatever you favorite mix in is!

I’m a huge fan of chocolate chips in my oatmeal cookies but I also like adding raisins or craisins too. You also can’t go wrong with butterscotch chips, oatmeal and butterscotch are so good together!

What size cake mix?

I’ve found that at my local grocery store, yellow cake mix comes in either 15 oz or 16.5 oz. You can use either size but if using the larger size you may need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to your mix.

How to make oatmeal cookies using cake mix

This recipe is pretty simple. I will say that you do need yellow cake mix for the right flavor in this recipe. To make these cake mix oatmeal cookies, first find and gather your ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips (or whatever your favorite mix in is)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of water (optional, if you are using a 16 ounce cake mix)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next in large mixing bowl add your dry ingredients (cake mix, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats). Stir well with a large spoon or spatula. Add the butter in, it should be softened and cooled so that it doesn’t scramble the egg. Add the oil and egg. Mix well with a hand mixer until well mixed. If your dough seems to dry, try adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in your raisins, chocolate chips, or desired add-ins with a large spoon. Use a large cookie scoop (about two tablespoons) to form the dough into balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 14 to 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. Let the cookies rest on the sheet for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring.

Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies
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Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies

These yellow cake mix oatmeal cookies are so good. They're great for when you're craving cookies but not wanting to do all the work of a complicated recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $5

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips (or whatever your favorite mix in is)
  • 1-2 tbsp water optional, if you are using a 16 ounce cake mix, see note below.

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Next in large mixing bowl add your dry ingredients (cake mix, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats). Stir well with a large spoon or spatula.
  • Add the butter in, it should be softened and cooled so that it doesn't scramble the egg.
  • Add the oil and egg.
  • Mix well with a hand mixer until well mixed. If your dough seems to dry, try adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in your raisins, chocolate chips, or desired add-ins with a large spoon.
  • Use a large cookie scoop (about two tablespoons) to form the dough into balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 14 to 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.
  • Let the cookies rest on the sheet for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring.

Notes

I’ve found that at my local grocery store, yellow cake mix comes in either 15 oz or 16.5 oz. You can use either size but if using the larger size you may need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to your mix.

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14 thoughts on “Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    This is such a great hack, using cake mix to make cookies. I love it. I will give this a try soon. Cookies look fantastic!

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