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Make this easy Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookies Recipe for a decadent treat. Each bite is soft and fluffy and the secret is a cake mix.

Snickerdoodle Cookies stacked
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Sometimes you just don’t have time to make cookies from scratch. Being a busy mom, making cake mix recipes is sometimes just easier. If you love snickerdoodle cookies, Snickerdoodle Muffins or these Snickerdoodle Blondies then you are going to love this cake mix snickerdoodles cookie recipe.

Cookies recipes are perfect for any occasion. For the holidays we often make these Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies and these Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies. Using a easy cake mix is the perfect shortcut to create delicious and easy snickerdoodles recipe.

If you love cinnamon as much as I do, check out this Honey Bun Cake.

Why Make This Recipe:

This cake mix snickerdoodle cookies is a easy dessert for any occasion. You only need a few simple ingredients for a delicious classic snickerdoodles cookies.

We love to make a batch of these cookies for the holiday or include them when we are making a dessert tray. These easy snickerdoodle cookies are always a family favorite.


Ingredients needed - cake mix, eggs, oil, sugar, cinnamon
  • Box of Yellow cake mix (I am sure a white mix would be good too)
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil

Cinnamon mixture:

  • Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon

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Variations Ideas:

  • Change Boxed Cake Mix – Feel free to make these cookies with different types of cake mixes. You can make it with vanilla or white cake mix for different flavors.

Step by Step Instructions:

Combining the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl

Step 1 – Mix the cinnamon and combine sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

Mixing the cake mix ingredients in a bowl

Step 2 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray your cookie sheets with non stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine cake mix , eggs and oil (batter will be thick).

Cookie dough ball placed in a bowl of cinnamon and sugar

Step 3 – Shape dough cooking into small 1-inch balls (I used a cookie scoop.) and toss them in the cinnamon mixture.

Snickerdoodle balls rolling into cinnamon and sugar bowl

Step 4 – Roll balls around slightly in the cinnamon-sugar mixture in the mixing bowl.

Snickerdoodle cookie dough balls on a baking sheet

Step 5 – Then place the cinnamon sugar coating cookie dough balls on a prepared cookie sheet. Continue to do this until your cookie sheet is full.

Cooling snickerdoodle cookies on a cooling rack

Step 6 – Take the bottom of a glass to slightly flatten them out. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until they starting to brown. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before moving them to cooling rack.

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Baking Sheet – Prepare the baking sheet by spraying with cookie spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Cookie Scoop – We recommend using a cookie scoop to make the cookie dough balls. This helps to evenly cook the easy snickdoodle cookies.
  • Chilling Dough – There is no need to chill the dough before forming into cookie dough balls.
Snickerdoodle stacked

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store your leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. We usually store these quick and easy cookies in a cookie jar at room temperature.

Can I Freeze Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze cookie by storing in a freezer safe container.

More Cake Mix Cookies:

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Snickerdoodle Cake Mix cookies

4.94 from 15 votes
How to make snickerdoodles – try this easy snickerdoodle recipe where we make it easy by using a cake mix. These snickerdoodles still taste great!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 114


For the Cookies:

Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture:

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  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix togetherthe cake mix , eggs and oil (batter will be thick).
  • Roll the batter into small balls (I used a cookie scoop).
  • Then roll the cookie batter balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and then place on a baking sheet.
  • Flatten out the cookies slightly using the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until the edges of the cookies start to brown slightly.
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes and then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used a yellow cake mix for this recipe but they can also be made with a white cake mix. 
Store any leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container or bag for up to 1 week.  Keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them moist.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 114kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 162mg, Potassium 15mg, Sugar 10g, Vitamin A 20IU, Calcium 48mg, Iron 0.5mg

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  1. Shannon says:

    5 stars
    These are delicious cookies and easy to make. I did also make another variation just swapped out yellow cake mix with zero sugar devil’s food cake mix and added 1/2 cup zero sugar reese’s chips. I did need to add a couple of tablespoons of water to the mix but cookies turned out very good as well.

  2. Melissa Prigel says:

    5 stars
    Kids loved these!

  3. Minnie(@thelady8home) says:

    Nice ones. 🙂