Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

These 3-ingredient cinnamon sugar snickerdoodles are soft, scrumptious and SO easy to make with a yellow cake mix!

Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles– These 3-ingredient cookies are soft, scrumptious and SO easy to make with a yellow cake mix! |

Whenever we have friends and family stay at our home, there’s always a special treat to be found in the kitchen. Usually, it’s an ever-dwindling stack of soft cookies – chocolate chip, ginger molasses and peanut butter blossoms are faves. But, nothing beats a good snickerdoodle – my personal weakness!

It was my mom’s tradition to have a big glass cake stand covered in goodies for snacking and indulging… but only when we had guests stay.

Naturally, I came to love having visitors come for the holidays, or even just a couple nights. Sleepovers = sweet treats!

Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles– These 3-ingredient cookies are soft, scrumptious and SO easy to make with a yellow cake mix! |

Ever my mother’s daughter, it was just a matter of time ‘til I continued the tradition in my own home. For her recent visit to meet her granddaughter, I baked a batch of these super soft, buttery snickerdoodles. Snagging one (or three) was just the thing we needed to perk up our days with the new baby. Though I may not have much time to bake lately, I still love to whip up quick and easy treats… and Cake Mix Snickerdoodles are certainly both!

Using a yellow cake mix, these 3-ingredient cookies came together in no time flat. Just combine your cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil, and roll into balls. Toss ‘em in cinnamon-sugar and onto your prepared baking sheet, then into the oven they go.

In under 10 minutes, you have a batch of irresistibly soft, sweet snickerdoodles for dessert… or any time of day!

Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles– These 3-ingredient cookies are soft, scrumptious and SO easy to make with a yellow cake mix! |

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Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

Yield: Makes about 3 dozen cookies


3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (16-18 oz.) package yellow cake mix
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and oil. Stir until well blended. Shape dough into 1" balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place balls 2" apart on prepared baking sheets. Gently flatten dough balls with the bottom of a glass, or your palm.

Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until almost set (To be “super soft”, the cookies should look a little under-baked). Cool 1 minute on baking sheets before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Adapted from Duncan Hines


16 Responses to “Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles”

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 20, 2014 @ 2:57 am

    I’m sure your guests would be very happy with these! They look SO soft and yummy!

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    Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe — June 20, 2014 @ 3:40 am

    Believe me or not I’ve never tried snickerdoodles before but now that I’ve seen these pictures I simply can’t wait to give them a go! Plus, using a yellow cake mix will make everything easier and quicker!

    xo, Elisa

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 20, 2014 @ 5:40 am

    Mmm so easy and yummy looking! Love!

  4. #
    Gaby — June 20, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    Snickerdoodles are the best!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — June 20, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

    How quick and easy are these and snickerdoodles? The best!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — June 21, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    Snickerdoodles have always been my favorite! I’ve never seen them done with a cake mix before. Anything that means snickerdoodles faster and easier is a good idea in my book :)

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    Alexis Smith — June 21, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

    When I saw the picture you post it so indulging. I want to eat that now. Tomorrow I must try your recipe. Nice idea for parties included at the dessert table. Adults and kids will love to taste this Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles. I will share this with my family and friends so that they can make their own Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — June 22, 2014 @ 5:20 am

    Ah, the goodness of snickerdoodles. They aren’t my favorite but I always have to fight for one since my husband, father and brother love them.

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — June 22, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

    Good Heavens, that is a quick way to do it. Now this might lead to me getting a promotion, because this is my boss’s favorite cookie!!!

  10. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 23, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    Georgia, these look so soft and pillowy. I love the addition of cake mix. Nom!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 23, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Oh, cake mix. You can do no wrong! Love making cake mix snickerdoodles. Nothing beats that awesomely sweet and cinnamon-spiced flavor or the EASE of making them!

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    Jess @ — June 23, 2014 @ 11:05 am

    These snickerdoodles look amazing! I love cinnamon, so I’ve definitely got to try your recipe out!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — June 23, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    i love snickerdoodles! yours look wonderful :)

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — June 24, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

    These look so good, and I love how easy they are to make! Definitely going to make these next time anyone comes over…who am I kidding, I’m going to make them this weekend even with no planned guests lol :)

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    Mum — June 30, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

    So THAT explains why our house was always full of giggling girls! Thank you for continuing our tradition of warm baked goodies on the counter-top. I can testify that they did not last very long during my visit to meet Baby Lily. And I wish for you, too, a happy household of giggling kids – nothing sounds sweeter.

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    Rachel — September 3, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    i found that the dough was way to sticky and wet to deal with. Did i do something wrong? I couldn’t roll into balls and flattening was out of the question it was like dealing with cake batter not a cookie dough. I hope they turn out they are in the oven now.

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