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5 from 14 votes
Cook Time : 12 mins
Total Time : 27 mins
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Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies are soft and chewy for an easy and delicious treat. They combine the beloved flavor of snickerdoodle cookies with a classic cake mix for a quick and effortless dessert. 

If you love Peppermint Snickerdoodle Cookies then you will also love these easy cookies. The best part of these cookies is that it doesn’t require much measuring. All the dry ingredients come in the cake mix, which makes this dessert super simple!

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Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies on a brown table.

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

My favorite thing about snickerdoodles is that they are rolled in cinnamon sugar. Not only does cinnamon taste great, but it’s also great for your health as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. 

So, if you are looking for an excuse to eat more cookies, then you can make these snickerdoodles and celebrate fighting inflammation.

Why I Love This Recipe

These cookies are soft, chewy, and full of sweet cinnamon flavor. The next time you are looking for a simple dessert for the holiday season, look no further than this easy recipe. 

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love snickerdoodles then next time you may want to give these Eggnog Snickerdoodles a try.

Ingredients

Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies ingredients.

Making these cake mix snickerdoodles is so easy and only requires a few simple ingredients. You may already have most of these ingredients in your cabinets and fridge which can save you a trip to the grocery store. 

vanilla cake mix – I like to use Betty Crocker cake mix. Vanilla or butter really works best for this recipe. 

Butter – I use salted butter that has been melted for this recipe. 

Sugar – Granulated or cane sugar is the best for rolling these cookies.

Substitutions

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

Butter: I prefer to use salted butter, but you can use unsalted butter or shortening if you are in a pinch. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few different ways that you can personalize this easy cookie recipe. 

Nutmeg: If you love nutmeg, try adding a teaspoon of ground nutmeg to the cookie dough. 

Chocolate Chips: Add a handful of chocolate chips to the cookie dough for some extra sweetness and crunch. 

Cinnamon Sugar: For an extra-cinnamon flavor, you can mix in some cinnamon sugar or Cinnadust into your cookie batter before you shape them. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a couple of kitchen tools to make these easy snickerdoodles. 

  • cookie sheet – You will need a large nonstick cookie sheet.
  • cooling rack – I use a wire rack to allow the cookies to cool completely. 

How to Make Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies 

Making these Cake Mix Snickerdoodles is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have tasty cookies in no time at all. 

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare your baking sheet 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Stir the ingredients together until a dough forms

In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, butter, and egg. Mix until a thick cookie batter forms.

Cookie batter in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3: Make the cinnamon sugar mixture

In a separate small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.

Sugar and cinnamon are combined in a small bowl.

Step 4: Shape the cookie dough, and roll it in the cinnamon sugar

Roll the cookie dough into one-inch spheres and coat each one in the sugar and cinnamon mixture by rolling it.

The cookie dough is being rolled in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

Step 5: Bake the cookies

Place each cookie sphere gently onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

mounds of Cookie dough on the baking sheet.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve these delicious cookies with a cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate or on a cookie platter alongside some of these Funfetti Cookies.

Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies on a brown table.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your cookies turn out perfectly every time that you make them. 

  • Make sure to use a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper so the cookies don’t stick. 
  • Do not overmix the cookie dough. The texture should be thick and not overly wet. 
  • When shaping the cookie balls, make sure that they are all even in size so they bake evenly. 

FAQs

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

How to store

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze these?

Yes, these cookies can be frozen for up to a month. Just make sure to thaw them before serving.

What other flavors could I add?

You could add spices like nutmeg or cardamom for an extra kick of flavor.

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Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies

Corinne Schmitt
These Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies are soft, chewy, and perfectly sweet! If you love cinnamon then you will enjoy these tasty cookies.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dessert (Cookies)
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Cookies
Calories 143 kcal

Equipment

  • Cookie Sheet
  • cooling rack
  • Large bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups vanilla cake mix
  • ¼ cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, butter and egg. Mix until a thick cookie batter forms.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll the cookie dough into one inch spheres and coat each one in the sugar and cinnamon mixture by rolling it.
  • Place each cookie sphere gently onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Notes

  • Make sure to use a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper so the cookies don’t stick.
  • Do not overmix the cookie dough. The texture should be thick and not overly wet.
  • When shaping the cookie balls, make sure that they are all even in size so they bake evenly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 166IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cake Mix Snickerdoodles, Snickerdoodle Cake MIx Cookies
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