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You’re only 5 ingredients away from soft, chewy Cake Mix M&M Cookies! They’re easy to make, colorful, and absolutely delicious!

baked cake mix m&m cookies

I love to upgrade boxed cake mix to make something special, whether it’s an Easy Cake Mix Sour Cream Coffee Cake or a Cake Mix Pumpkin Roll. One of my newest tricks is turning cake mix into soft-baked homemade cookies, like in my Yellow Cake Mix Cookie recipe or Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies. These Cake Mix M&M Cookies are a spin on that recipe, adding loads of chocolate chips and M&M candies for a cookie that’s full of color, fun, and, of course, plenty of chocolate!

stacked cake mix m&m cookies on a white plate

Easy Cake Mix M&M Cookies Recipe

Now, Cake Mix M&M Cookies are a little bit different than the traditional M&M cookies you might buy at a bakery. Those usually have a chocolate chip cookie base, giving the cookies a similar flavor and texture to a typical chocolate chip cookie. These Cake Mix M&M Cookies are made with a yellow cake mix base, so they have a bright yellow color and the taste and texture is a little different—they’re softer and the taste is, well, like a yellow cake! They are a real treat, and always a hit with kids!

Speaking of kids, Cake Mix M&M Cookies are so easy that you can let your kids make them from start to finish. Because they’re made with cake mix, there’s no need to measure flour, sugar, and baking soda, and the whole recipe is made in one bowl, so cleanup is a breeze, too. If you’re making these for the holidays, you can use red and green M&Ms for a festive touch!

ingredients to make cake mix m&m cookies

Ingredients

  • Yellow cake mix – Any brand you like will work.
  • Eggs – Here’s how to crack an egg the easy way!
  • Vegetable oil – Canola oil will work too.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • M&M candies 

Variations

  • Add sprinkles instead of the chocolate chips for even more color.
  • Use chocolate cake mix instead of yellow.
  • Swap the semi-sweet chocolate chips for white chocolate chips.
  • Use Cake Mix M&M Cookies to make homemade ice cream sandwiches!

How to Make Cake Mix M&M Cookies

baked m&m cookies

1. Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350ºF.

2. Make the Batter

In a large mixing bowl, beat the yellow cake mix, eggs, and oil until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed.

3. Add the Chocolate

Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to fold in the chocolate chips and M&M candies.

4. Form the Cookies

Use a cookie scoop to form the dough into balls and place them on a cookie sheet. If you like, you can press a few more M&Ms into the tops of the cookies.

5. Bake

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are set and lightly browned on the bottom and edges. 

6. Cool

Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before storing.

stacked cake mix m&m cookies on a plate

How to Store Cake Mix M&M Cookies

You can store Cake Mix M&M Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days.

baked cake mix m&m cookies on a wire cooling rack

FAQ

Can you use regular M&Ms for baking?

You can! I just use regular, milk chocolate M&Ms in this recipe. You can use mini M&Ms, peanut M&Ms, or any other flavor you like instead.

Can you freeze M&M cookies made with cake mix?

Yes, you can place your cookies in a freezer bag or airtight container and freeze them for up to 2 months. When you want to eat them, just let them thaw at room temperature.

More Ways to Upgrade a Box of Cake Mix

Cake Mix M&M Cookies

You’re only 5 ingredients away from soft, chewy Cake Mix M&M Cookies! They’re easy to make, colorful, and absolutely delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M candies

Instructions 

  • Combine yellow cake mix, eggs, and oil to a mixing bowl.
  • Beat to combine, then fold in chocolate chips and M&M’s.
  • Using a cookie scoop – add to a cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle tops with additional M&M’s, if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies immediately to a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: cake mix cookies, chocolate cookies, cookies, m&m cookies, holiday baking, m&m’s
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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