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White Cake Mix Cookies! Fast and Simple Recipes

I love how easy these cookies are to make and they can be adapted for any holiday (I did a Valentines Day version for this post!)

White Cake Mix Cookies! Fast and Simple Recipes

Why A Cake Mix Cookies Recipe?

There's something truly magical about transforming a simple box of white cake mix into a batch of irresistible cookies. I stumbled upon this kind of “baking” by accident, looking for a quick dessert solution that didn't skimp on taste! (in your country the flavor of cake mix might also be called vanilla cake mix!)

The thing that I love most about these is that I can tart them up for any holiday just by adding different sprinkles and candy on top!

With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, we can whip up a delicious treat that looks and tastes as though it came straight from a boutique bakery!

Simple Ingredients & Tools

Making these cookies calls for just a handful of items you probably already have. You need a box of cake mix, some vegetable oil, a couple of large eggs, and heart sprinkles for that special touch.

Don't forget the conversation hearts for the final decoration if you are doing these for Valentines Day!

For tools, keep it simple… measuring cups and spoons, a large mixing bowl, a silicone spatula for mixing, a cookie scoop for uniform cookies, a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and a cooling rack.

This straightforward approach is awesome because you don't need a whole bunch of new fangled tools or ingredients you can only get at a bougie health food store!

White Cake Mix Cookies! Fast and Simple Recipes

Creative Decorating Ideas

I love sharing tips on how to make baking more fun, especially when it involves cake mix cookies for different holidays! Feel free to customize to your heart's content!

Valentine's Day

  • Red and pink heart sprinkles
  • Edible word hearts with messages like “Love” or “Be Mine”
  • White chocolate drizzle tinted pink

St. Patrick's Day

  • Green sugar crystals
  • Mini edible gold coins or gold sprinkles
  • Shamrock-shaped sprinkles


  • Pastel-colored sprinkles
  • Small candy eggs
  • Bunny or chick-shaped sugar decorations

Independence Day (4th of July)

  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • Star-shaped sprinkles
  • Edible glitter in patriotic colors


  • Orange and black sprinkles
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Edible sugar decorations shaped like pumpkins, ghosts, and bats


  • Edible leaf sprinkles in autumn colors
  • Mini marzipan pumpkins
  • Edible gold dust for a shimmering effect


  • Red and green sprinkles
  • Edible snowflakes
  • Mini candy canes or peppermint candy pieces


  • Blue and white sprinkles
  • Edible stars of David
  • Silver dragées

New Year's

  • Edible gold and silver balls
  • Sparkling sugar for a glittery effect
Yield: 24

Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies - Great For Valentines Day or Any Day!

Making these cookies calls for just a handful of items you probably already have. You need a box of white cake mix, some vegetable oil, a couple of eggs, and heart sprinkles for that special touch. Don't forget the conversation hearts for the final decoration. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 15.25 oz box white cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tbsp heart sprinkles
  • 72 Conversation Hearts candies


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Add the cake mix, oil, eggs, and sprinkles to a large bowl, and stir until a dough forms.White Cake Mix Cookies! Fast and Simple Recipes
    3. Use a cookie scoop to drop cookies onto the baking sheet, 2 inches apart. White Cake Mix Cookies Dropped On Parchment Paper
    4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until done.
    5. Remove from the oven, and immediately push 3 Conversation Hearts candies into the center of each cookie.
    6. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack for 2 minutes, then remove cookies to the cooling rack.


Placing conversation hearts into the soft, warm cookies right out of the oven not only secures them in place but also melts them slightly for that irresistible look. White Cake Mix Cookies! Fast and Simple Recipes

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

White Cake Cookie Wrapup

I hope you love this easy cookie recipe as much as I do! I learned to cook as a kid and I want fast and easy goodies that look and taste good!

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