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! |

Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

Super Soft Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

Yield: 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Enjoy!

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

  2. 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

  3. Mmm so easy and yummy looking! Love!

  4. Snickerdoodles are the best!

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

  6. 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 :)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  11. 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!

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

  13. i love snickerdoodles! yours look wonderful :)

  14. 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 :)

  15. 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.

  16. These came out beautifully! I was worried about the ingredients as I was mixing because the box of cake mix calls for water, and more oil. But I followed your recipe & they were perfect! Thank you!

  17. Dawn Mateo De Acosta says:

    These cookies are so easy, yet really great. They will impress when you are in a pinch.

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