Yellow Cake Mix Christmas Cookies

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Whip up a batch of these festive Christmas cake mix cookies! It takes just 4 ingredients, plus your sprinkles of choice to make these tasty and adorable Christmas cookies!

Christmas cake mix cookies in a candy shaped dish.

I recently shared this hack on making cookie bars with cake mix and today I am back with instructions for making Christmas cookies with cake mix. These are great for making a variety of cookies in one single batch.

I love it for when you want a pretty platter of Christmas cookies for a family gathering or want to give away containers of cookies to friends and family. Make sure you also check out my recipes for sprinkle pudding cookies and grinch christmas cookies.

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Kid Friendly Cake Mix Cookies

This is also a great Christmas Cookie recipe to make with kids because there are only a handful of things to mix into to make the cookie batter and they will have fun rolling the cookie dough balls in different types of sprinkles. 

How to make cookies with cake mix?

Cake mix cookies are so easy to make and are a great way to make a batch of differently decorated cookies!

Ingredients for cake mix cookies.
  1. Start by combing a box of yellow cake mix, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Ingredients combined in bowl
  2. Mix well. Ingredients mixed up in glass bowl.
  3. Scoop the cookies using a cookie scoop and roll in sprinkles. Cake mix cookies rolled into christmas sprinkles.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes until set.
  5. Let cool and serve.

That’s it, easy peasy!

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What toppings to use for Christmas cake mix cookies?

We love using a variety of toppings for a festive platter of Christmas cookies. Here are some ideas:

  • red and green jimmies
  • red and green non perils
  • red sanding sugar
  • green sanding sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • crushed peppermint candy

You may also like: Christmas Breakfast Casserole or Christmas Tree Oreo Cookies

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Can you freeze cake mix cookies?

Yes! These cake mix cookies are freezer friendly. You can let them fully cool and freeze them or freeze them in cookie dough ball form with sprinkles already added. Check out our post on freezing cookie dough for more instructions. 

How long do Christmas cake mix cookies last? 

These cookies will last at room temperature, in an air-tight container for about 10 days. Storing them properly is the most important part. They do not need to be refrigerated. 

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We love baking cookies at this time of year! Here are a few more favorites:

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Christmas Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Aileen Clark
Whip up a batch of these festive christmas cake mix cookies! It takes just 4 ingredients, plus your sprinkles of choice to make these tasty and adorable christmas cookies!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 15-ounce Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Christmas sprinkle assortment


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment and set aside.
  • Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add vanilla, melted butter, and eggs to cake mix.
  • Mix well.
  • Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls.
  • Pour each type of sprinkles into small bowls.
  • Roll the balls of dough around in your choice of sprinkles to coat.
  • Place cookies on prepared cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let fully cool.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 293mgSugar: 15g
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