Easy Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (for Spring!)

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You know I’m all about the easy recipes and this yellow cake mix chocolate chip cookie recipe makes having freshly homemade chocolate chip cookies around so easy!

Whether or not that is a good thing is up to you!

These cake mix chocolate chip cookies for spring are sweet and cute and perfect for Easter or even a baby shower.

spring cake mix cookies
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The fun part is, you can customize this recipe for just about any holiday by swapping out your candy colors, like these fun patriotic cake mix cookies.

Baking with cake mixes is such an easy way to get creative in the kitchen, especially for kids who want to bake or beginners.

Next time you want to make a quick dessert or wow them at the bake sale, it’s nice to know you can pull these delicious cookies out of your back pocket in a hurry.

When you really want to wow them, try our air fryer pizookie recipe!

Read on to learn how to make these easy treats or scroll to the bottom of this post for a detailed, full list of ingredients and printable recipe card.

Only six simple ingredients stand between you and these chewy cookies starting with a simple box cake mix.

You will need:

  • A box of yellow cake mix 
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pastel M&Ms candies (or your favorite colors)
  • Semisweet chocolate chips

These really are the easiest cookies to make and so yummy warm out of the oven or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

How to Make Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

Start by combining the wet ingredients in a large bowl.

Kids may want to use an electric mixer, but a rubber spatular or spoon works just fine in this case.

Mix in your cake mix and gently fold in your chocolate chips and candies.

spring cookie mix

For best results, chill your cookie dough in the refrigerator for about an hour before baking.

Once the oven is preheated, scoop your cookie dough balls using a cookie scoop and place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet (a silicone mat works too!)

spring cookies on baking mat

Bake until the edges are a nice golden brown pour yourself a glass of milk because you’re done and on your way to soft cookie bliss.

Cool cookies on a wire rack and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature or freeze for 2-3 months. I doubt they will last that long though!

spring cookies bite

These easy cake mix cookies are so versatile!

Try switching it up with chocolate cake mix, spice cake mix for fall, or any number of combinations. It really is the easiest cookie recipe.


Yellow cake mix is great for so many things from these sweet cookies to mini bundt cakes. Feel free to print or save the recipe below and enjoy!

Spring Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 3 votes
This yellow cake mix chocolate chip cookie recipe makes having freshly homemade chocolate chip cookies around so easy.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies


  • 1 15 oz box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Pastel M& M’s
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil.
  • Using a spatula or wooden spoon mix ingredients until batter forms.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Fold in the M&M’s and Chocolate Chips until incorporated.
  • Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
  • Roll cookie dough into 2 inch dough balls and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 11-13 minutes until edges start to brown.


Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container. 


Serving: 1g, Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 174mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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