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Christmas Cake Mix Cookies


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5 from 13 votes
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 55 mins
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Last Updated on November 18, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

These Christmas Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chewy cookies that are filled to the brim with white chocolate chips and M&M’s.  They are so easy to make and are always a hit during the holiday season. 

If you love green cake mix cookies then this is the recipe for you. These cookies are festive, soft and chewy which makes them perfect for the holiday season. 

a closeup of Christmas Cake Mix Cookies on a serving plate.

Christmas Cookies

Did you know that white chocolate contains protein?  I was surprised to learn that! White chocolate is my favorite and these cookies are filled with creamy white chocolate chips. 

Why I Love This Recipe

Who doesn’t love a good Christmas cookie? These soft and chewy white chocolate chip cookies are the perfect way to celebrate this time of year.

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love colored Christmas cookies like these you may also enjoy this Christmas Pinwheel Cookies recipe. 

Ingredients

You only need a few basic holiday baking ingredients to help you make this recipe.  After one quick trip to the grocery store, you will have all the ingredients 

Vanilla cake mix – Any brand of cake mix can be used. But, you want a dry store-bought cake mix. 

Green gel food coloring – Food coloring gel is important for this recipe. You don’t want to use liquid food coloring. 

Substitutions

Cake Mix: If you don’t have vanilla cake mix on hand, you can use white or butter cake mix instead. 

Chocolate Chips:  You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even red and green chocolate chips in this recipe instead. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few ways that you can personalize this soft and chewy cookie recipe. 

Nuts: Fold in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts to the mix for some added crunch. Pecans work well in this quick treat.

Christmas Sprinkles: You can top these cookies with your favorite sprinkles for even more holiday flare.  

Candy: Instead of using M&M’s you could use your favorite Christmas candy like Sixlets, or even Oreo’s. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this easy cookie recipe. 

  • baking sheet or cookie sheet – You can use any larger type of baking pan that your family has on hand. 
  • hand mixer – If you don’t have a hand mixer you can make this by hand instead. 

How to Make Christmas Cake Mix Cookies

Making these Christmas cookies is simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a holiday dessert that your guests will devour in no time at all. 

Step 1: Mix together the cake mix and wet ingredients

Beat together the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil until combined. 

Cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add in the food coloring and mix 

Add the food coloring and beat until well mixed.

green colored cookie dough.

Step 3: Stir in the add-ins

Stir in the M&Ms and chocolate chips.

Dough mixture with white chocolate chips  and M&Ms in a mixing bowl.

Step 4: Chill the dough

Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Step 5: Prepare a baking sheet and preheat the oven  

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 6:  Shape the cookie dough

Use a tablespoon to scoop a heaping spoonful of dough. Roll the dough into a ball and place the balls of dough on the lined baking sheet. Press the dough down slightly, then decorate with additional candy and chocolate chips if desired. Continue until all the dough has been used.

Cookie dough is being shaped into a ball and put on a baking sheet.

Step 7: Bake the cookies 

Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are slightly brown.

Step 8: Cool the cookies 

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Cookies on a wire rack.

Serving Suggestions

These easy cake mix cookies are delicious on their own, but you can make them even better by serving them with a warm cup of this Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate.  Plus, if you are making a holiday cookie platter for your friends and family this year, then you will want to make these Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies as well. 

Christmas Cake Mix Cookies on a serving plate.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to help make sure that these cookies turn out well for you. 

  • Do not rush the chilling of this cookie dough. It’s very important that you make sure that the cookie dough chills for at least 30 minutes. 
  • If you don’t have parchment paper on hand, you can use a silicone baking mat instead. 
  • If you want even-sized cookies you can weigh them with a kitchen scale so that all your cookies weigh the same, or use a cookie scoop. 
  • To get perfectly shaped cookies, use a spatula or a glass to gently round the edges of the cookies while they are still warm. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this cake mix cookies recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

Can I freeze the cookie dough? 

Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough. Just shape it into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 30 minutes or until solid. Then transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to three months.

Should I thaw frozen cookie dough before baking?

No, you don’t need to thaw the cookie dough before baking. Just place the frozen dough balls on a lined baking sheet and bake for an extra minute or two. 

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Christmas Cake Mix Cookies

Corinne Schmitt
These Christmas Cake Mix Cookies are so delicious and soft. These festive cookies will look great on your holiday dessert table.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert (Cookies)
Cuisine American
Servings 18 Cookies
Calories 151 kcal

Equipment

  • hand mixer
  • large bowls
  • baking sheets
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 15 ounces vanilla cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 drops green gel food coloring
  • ½ cup red and green M&Ms plus more for decorating
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips plus more for decorating

Instructions
 

  • Beat together the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil until combined. Add the food coloring and beat until well mixed.
  • Stir in the M&Ms and chocolate chips.
  • Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop a heaping spoonful of dough. Roll the dough into a ball and place it on the lined baking sheet. Press the dough down slightly, then decorate with additional candy and chocolate chips if desired. Continue until all the dough has been used.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are slightly brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

Notes

  • Do not rush the chilling of this cookie dough. It’s very important that you make sure that the cookie dough chills for at least 30 minutes. 
  • If you don’t have parchment paper on hand, you can use a silicone baking mat instead. 
  • If you want even-sized cookies you can weigh them with a kitchen scale so that all your cookies weigh the same, or use a cookie scoop. 
  • To get perfectly shaped cookies, use a spatula or a glass to gently round the edges of the cookies while they are still warm. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg
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