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M&M Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

It's easy to make M&M Cake Mix Cookies! Learn how to make cookies out of yellow cake mix for a soft and easy cookie recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword box cake mix, cake mix, cake mix cookies, cookies with M&Ms, desserts with M&Ms, easy cookies, M&M, yellow cake mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 184kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $5


  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter melted or softened
  • 1 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups M&Ms


  • If using softened butter, you’ll need a hand or a stand mixer. If using melted butter, you can use a mixer or do the following by hand.
  • Place butter, cake mix, and eggs in a large bowl. Stir or mix until combined and no lumps remain. Stir in M&Ms.
  • Scoop 2-tablespoon balls of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or silicone baking mats. No need to space them; we are chilling the dough. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a second cookie sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat.
  • Space cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until they just lose their glossy sheen. These cookies stay puffy and will settle a bit as they cool but don’t become flat.
  • Immediately after removing from the oven press a few more M&Ms on top for decoration. Cool at least 10 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.


  • Use any brand or flavor cake mix that is approximately 15-16 ounces in size.
  • You can do this same recipe using sugar-free cake mix as long as it’s around the same size box.
  • Betty Crocker makes puffier cookies and Duncan Hines cookies will be flatter.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg