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Spice Cake Mix Cookies

Spice Cake Mix Cookies only need a few ingredients for some of the fluffiest and chewiest cookies you’ll ever make! Learn how to make spice cookies with cake mix in just a few steps.

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Easy Spice Cake Mix Cookies

With cookie season upon us, I find myself looking for recipes that make my life a little easier this time of year. Cookies like these Ginger Snaps or Soft Pumpkin Cookies have that perfect spice you’re looking for during the fall season or holiday season, but can definitely take a bit of time, and dishes, to make.

That’s where these Spice Cake Mix cookies come in. It’s as few as three ingredients and one bowl for all of the chewy texture and spice you’ll find in more elevated cookies.

They’re full of warming fall spices with a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice that really give you cozy flavors.

You can even take it to the next level by rolling the cookies in a cinnamon sugar mixture that’ll make them taste like a fancy homemade cookie in your next cookie exchange!

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Spice Cake Cookies Ingredients

This easy cookie recipe only has a few basic ingredients. You’ll need:

  • Box of spice cake mix – Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines will work!
  • Large eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Brown sugar

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Ingredient Substitution and Variations

You can use any neutral flavored oil like canola oil instead of vegetable oil. Some readers have found that unsweetened apple sauce or melted butter is a great alternative too!

Leave off the cinnamon brown sugar mixture for an even easier recipe.

Another great addition is to add in chopped nuts for some crunch!

If spice mix cookies aren’t your thing, try out other types of cake mix cookie recipes like these Lemon Crinkle Cookies or Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies!

How should I store the cookies?

Cookies made from cake mix stay fresh and tasty when stored in an airtight container, preventing them from drying out and maintaining their delightful flavor and texture.

Ensure the cookies cool thoroughly on a wire rack before transferring them to the airtight container with a tight-fitting lid at room temperature.

My mom’s favorite trick to keep cookies fresh was to add a piece of white bread to the cookie container, keeping them fresh! The bread’s moisture helps the cookies retain their soft texture even longer. It’s super handy when mailing cookies to loved ones!

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How to Make cookies From Spice Cake Mix

To make these delicious Spice Cake Mix Cookies with a cinnamon sugar topping, start by preheating the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the spice cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil until you have a smooth dough.

Mix ground cinnamon and brown sugar on a plate for the coating. Roll the cookie mix into 1-inch balls with a small cookie scoop and coat each cookie dough ball evenly in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet, giving them space to spread while baking.

Bake for 7-9 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the centers are slightly gooey. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

A close up of a plate of stacked spice cake mix cookies covered in brown sugar cinnamon.

The Sweetest Season

This recipe is part of The Sweetest Season, an annual virtual cookie swap co-hosted by Erin of The Speckled Palate and Susannah of Feast + West. Every year, food bloggers get together to share new holiday cookie recipes to make and give.

This year we are raising money for Cookies 4 Kids’ Cancer, which is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to funding research for new, innovative and less-toxic treatments for childhood cancer.

Since 2008, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has granted nearly $18 million to pediatric cancer research in the form of 100+ research grants to leading pediatric cancer centers across the country. From these grants have stemmed 35+ treatments available to kids battling cancer today.

Help us raise money for this important cause! Donate through our fundraising page.

Another exciting thing is that Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is in a matching window with their friends at OXO, meaning OXO will be matching every dollar raised through the end of 2023, up to $100,000. Whatever money we raise will automatically double on our fundraising page!

An overhead shot looking at a plate of cookies stacked high with spice cake mix cookies on a wooden board next to a small bowl with leftover cinnamon sugar mixture.

Spice Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Spice Cake Mix Cookies only need a few ingredients for some of the fluffiest and chewy cookies you’ll ever make! Learn how to make spice cookies with cake mix in just a few steps.


For the cookies:

  • 15.25 ounce spice cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil

For the cinnamon sugar topping:

  • 1 and ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix spice cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
  3. On a small plate, mix together the ground cinnamon and brown sugar.
  4. Roll balls into 1" balls. An ice cream scooper is a good measuring tool to help keep them sized the same. Once in a ball, roll the cookie around in the brown sugar cinnamon mixture.
  5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and cook 7-9 minutes. The edges will start to brown and middle will still be gooey. You’ll likely need to cook them in two batches. Enjoy!


  • Use parchment paper if you'd like! It's not necessary though.
  • Leave off the cinnamon sugar mixture to make the recipe even faster.
  • Add in chopped nuts for more texture.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

Nutrition provided is only an estimate.

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Thursday 14th of December 2023

Okay, I am obsessed with these spice cookies and I cannot wait to try making this easy recipe. I love a cake mix cookie! Thank you for being a part of The Sweetest Season this year, Sam.


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