Lemon + Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

My friend Sara first made these cake mix cookies for me back in college from her Aunt’s recipe.  They are one of my favorite cookies of all time – gooey, chewy goodness.  I love the lemon ones but my husband is a huge chocolate fan so I tried the recipe with chocolate cake mix too.

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies from Eat Drink Eat


  • 1 8oz. package of cool whip (found in the frozen section)
  • 1 box of cake mix (I used lemon and chocolate, but try any of them!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Mix the cool whip, cake mix and egg together – I used my kitchen aid.
  4. Rub some powdered sugar on your hands to keep the sticky down and grab a small spoonful of dough.  Drop the dough into the powdered sugar so it covers the whole cookie ball.
  5. Drop the ball on the cookie sheet, you will have 12 per sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes – do not overcook, they should be super chewy

Makes approx. 2 dozen

Cake Mix Cookies Roll In Powdered Sugar from Eat Drink Eat


Lemon and Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies from Eat Drink Eat


My amazing nanny, Erica, recently made these for her sister’s birthday and tried funfetti cake mix and then made a sandwich with chocolate frosting – so creative!

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies from Eat Drink Eat

What flavor would you or have you tried?



  1. Oh my, these cookies look amazing! Pinning this recipe to my Cookie Jar board. I love easy recipes like this, there the best ones! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!
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    • Thanks, Katie! I’m actually making these again tonight for Halloween :) Cute idea on your “cookie jar” board! I’ll go check that one out!

  2. Yup, these look pretty darn delicious!!
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  3. Jessenia says:

    Hi Kelley, I made these earlier in the week, but I used a different recipe.I put cake mix, eggs, oil,& powered sugar. Does it change the flavor when you add the whip cream?


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