Halloween Cake Box Cookie Recipe

When my mom told me that I could make cookies from a boxed cake mix, I was mind blown. When she said they were delicious, I was skeptical. So I took to the Internet to see what’s what, and low and behold – she was right. With Halloween just around the corner and a group of my friends over on Thursday night, I wanted to make an easy cookie with icing for them to decorate. My mom handed me a box of cake mix and a can of icing on the weekend to do just that.

These cookies were easy to make, taste absolutely delicious, and are the perfect cookie for decorating to your hearts content. Great for kids, or six 25-year-olds ready to go into a sugar coma on a Thursday night.

Here’s what I did!

Halloween Cake Box Cookies

  • Servings: 2 Dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 Box of Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Oil (I used Coconut Oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1 Can Whipped Icing
  1. Pre-heat Oven to 350
  2. Using a hand mixer, mix cake mix, eggs and oil together until smooth.
  3. If you are finding that the mixture is crumbly, or isn’t getting smooth, add a small amount of milk to help.
  4. If you are using a marbled cake mix like me, I separated about 1 cup of the mixture into another bowl and mixed in the chocolate powder. In the white mix I added some red & yellow food colouring to create an orange pumpkin colour. I baked these separately.
  5. Create 1-2 inch balls and place on greased cooking sheet. The cookies will spread, so be sure to give lots of room.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until the center of the cookies has risen.
  7. Let cool for 15 minutes before icing with your choice of frosting. To get the pumpkin and Frankenstein cookies, I added food colouring and used sprinkles.

  • Lindansar Mama

    They looks great! Will see if I can find something similar over here.

  • Mary Cressler

    Awe man I love cake cookies. So soft!! These look so fun.

  • I had no idea you could make cake cookies! I am pinning this so I remember to try it!

  • Brianna

    I’ve made cookies using cake mix multiple times! Chocolate is my favorite, but it’s also fun to use fruity flavored cake mix too! Try just mixing the cake mix with a tub of Cool Whip and baking that. Easiest cookies ever.

  • I’ve never thought to do this! I can never quite get the actually cookie mix to work, so this is an amazing idea! Defiantly giving this a try!