5 simple ingredients is all it takes to make these light and fluffy cake mix snickerdoodle

s. A snickerdoodle cookie that is quick to whip up, and a great recipe for beginner bakers. Easy, quick, and you can whip up this cookie recipe all in one bowl. 

Love cake mix recipes? Here are a few more tasty cake mix recipe ideas for you to try out. Strawberry Lemonade cookies, red velvet cake bars, or try out this Starbucks lemon bread. 

Why You Will Enjoy This Snickerdoodle Recipe 

Boxed Cake Mix as base 
Quick Prep 
Easy to Bake 
Fluffy and Light 
Minimal Cleanup 
5 Ingredients 
Great for beginner bakers 
Budget Friendly Recipe 

Ingredients Needed 

Yellow Cake Mix 

How to Make Cake Mix Snickerdoodles 

Full directions for these snickerdoodle cake mix cookies are in the printable recipe card featured below. This is a quick walk-through on how to make. 

Preheat your oven as directed, and grease your cookie sheet and set aside. 

Then in a bowl add your cake mix, melted butter, egg, and mix well until combined. Dough will be thicker in texture. 

In a bowl mix up the cinnamon and sugar, and then shape cookies into balls, and roll in the cinnamon sugar.

Place on baking sheet, and bake as directed. Once done, place on a cooling rack to cool then serve. 

Expert Tips 

Make sure to use butter not margarine. The butter will add richness to the cookies but also the batter will be creamier. If you use margarine it can create too much oil.
The batter will be thicker, which is what you want. 
Use a cookie scoop so you get evenly sized cookies. Otherwise, you run the risk of uneven cooking on your cookies. 
Gently roll balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture, make sure they are fully coated. 

Storage of Cookies 

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-7 days. 

These cookies can be frozen if you don’t plan to eat right away. Just place in a freezer bag and store for 3-4 months. Thaw on the counter for a quick thaw. 

How to Prevent Cookies From Sticking To Baking Sheet 

There are a handful of ways to prevent cookies from sticking to a baking sheet. Here are my go-to ways to an easy fix. 

Spray baking sheet with a cooking spray. If you are doing multiple batches of cookies, you might need to spray between each batch of cookies. 
Use silicone baking mats. Place on baking sheet then add your cookies on. The mat will make it a non-stick surface. Simply wash, and reuse over and over again. 
Reach for parchment paper, it is affordable and easy. Place on baking sheet, add cookies and bake. Easy peasy! 

Want More Cookie Recipes 

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Cake Mix Snickerdoodles Recipe


Prep Time:
5 minutes

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
15 minutes

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles Recipe is a cake mix based cookie recipe that is soft pillowy snickerdoodle cookies. Easy to make, quick to whip up, and 5 ingreedients needed.



1 box yellow cake mix

1 egg

1/2 cup salted butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (Or 325 for nonstick cookie sheet.) Combine cake mix, egg and butter in a medium mixing bowl.
Stir with a spoon until the dough forms and everything is mixed completely. Set aside.
Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Roll dough into one inch spheres and roll each sphere in the sugar mixture.
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until cooked completely through.

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Non-Stick Cookie Sheets 

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 24

Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 127Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 192mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

© Heather Schisler



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