M&M Cake Mix Cookies

If you love the flavor of cake, and you love cookies then you are going to want to make these. Honestly, who doesn’t have a box of cake mix hanging out in the pantry?..I know you do so give these M&M cake mix cookies a try!

cake mix cookies

This recipe comes right out of the Keep It Sweet Valentine’s Day Cookbook so hence the festive M&M’s, they are so delicious and pair perfectly with the Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from the book. Get your copy here.

Did you know that you could even make cookies using cake mix? It sounds like a mistake but it isn’t, cake mix can be used for more than just cake. The other great thing is that you can get creative with this recipe and use a chocolate, red velvet, or even brownie mix and switch up the mix-ins like chocolate chips or sprinkles!

Some of my other recipes using boxed mix here:
cake mix cookies
How to Make Cookies Using Cake Mix:

This recipe is perfect for those days you want to bake but you want to keep it simple yet fun!

What you will need:
  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Whole egg
  • Liquid egg whites 
  • Fat free greek yogurt 
  • Valentine’s M&Ms 
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can you do with cake mix?

Aside from making a variety of cakes, you can also make:

…and more!

Is there a difference between cake mix and cookie mix?

Between the two mixes, the biggest difference is the amount of ingredients added. Both use similar ingredients like flour, sugar, egg, but cake batter tends to be runnier, while cookie dough is more dense and usually requires chilling time in the fridge.

cake mix cookies

What is the difference between cake and cookie batter?

Cookie dough tends to be thicker and contain more fat than cake batter does. Cake batter is runny, versus cookie dough being thick because of the use of butter, while cake mix typically uses oil of some sort.

What kind of cake mix can you use?

Any cake mix will work so use your favorite.

  • Vanilla
  • Funfetti
  • Chocolate
  • Devil’s Food
  • Brownie Mix
  • Carrot Cake
  • Red Velvet
  • Lemon
  • Carrot Cake
What can I add into cake mix cookies?
  • M&Ms
  • Sprinkles
  • Pretzels
  • Potato chips
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Chopped candy bars
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
What is the nutrition information for the cake mix cookies?

For those of you who track macros you can easily search HNFit M&M Cake Mix Cookies in My Fitness Pal for easy tracking, 1 Cookie or 21 grams, 76 calories, 15.8 grams of carbs 0.8 grams of fat, and 1.3 grams of protein.

Yield: 24

M&M Cake Mix Cookies

M&M Cake Mix Cookies

Honestly, who doesn't have a box of cake mix hanging out in the pantry?..I know you do so give these M&M cake mix cookies a try!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 tbsp liquid egg whites (46 grams)
  • 1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt (112 grams)
  • 3 tbsp Valentine's M&Ms (30 grams)


    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Place the yogurt, whole egg and liquid egg whites into a large mixing bowl (I used a KitchenAid).
    3. Mix until combined. Add in the yellow cake mix and combine. Fold in the M&Ms with a rubber spatula. The batter will be sticky.
    4. Using a small cookie scooper, place the batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
    5. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 cookie or 21 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 76Total Fat 0.8gCarbohydrates 15.8gProtein 1.3g

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