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Easy Spring Cake Mix Cookies are soft, chewy and made with only 5 ingredients! They’re perfect when you need a quick dessert for Easter or any spring gathering and simple enough for kids to make!

spring cake mix cookies with pastel m and m candies

Looking for a quick and easy spring dessert or tasty treat? You can’t go wrong with these easy cookies made from a box of yellow cake mix. They’re super soft, chewy and completely delicious!

My two oldest kiddos were on spring break this past week, which was fun because I got to spend some quality time with just the two of them. Well, kind of. One of the girls spent as much time as possible catching up on her beauty sleep, but my oldest baby and I got a head start on our spring baking!

As much as I love making cookies from scratch, making cookies from cake mix is so easy and convenient, especially when you want a quick dessert to satisfy that sweet tooth. And cake mix cookies are always thick, soft, chewy and so good.

How do you make cookies from a cake mix?

You only have to make a few easy adjustments to make cookies, instead of cake,  from cake mix. You basically reduce the liquid and the eggs, which results in a thicker batter. Then, you bake the dough just like you would for regular cookies.

I used yellow cake mix for these spring cookies. And before we baked them, we topped them with some pastel candies.

spring cake mix cookies with pastel candies and colored sugar on baking sheet

We also sprinkled some pastel colored sugar over the tops of the cookies. This is totally optional, but it gives the cookies a little bit of sparkle.

You don’t want to go crazy here — Just add a little bit of sugar for a nice pop of color.

spring cake mix cookies on baking sheet

Can you use any cake mix for cookies?

Personally, I think cake mixes with added pudding make the best cake mix cookies, but really, you can use any cake mix for this recipe. Just use your favorite brand. You can use any flavor, too!

And if you want to make ice cream sandwiches, cake mix cookies work incredibly well here. Oh, yes!

spring cake mix cookies stacked

Looking for more cake mix cookie recipes?

How to Make Spring Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 4 votes

Spring Cake Mix Cookies

By: Dee
Easy spring cake mix cookies are soft, chewy and perfect when you need a quick dessert for Easter, parties or any spring gathering!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 30


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • pastel m & m candies
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, and beat slightly
  • Add the cake mix, coconut oil and milk, and mix until well combined. Batter will be thick.
  • Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, and top with pastel candies 
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are slightly firm around edges  
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, then transfer to wire rack or plate to cool completely 


Calories: 90kcal

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

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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My family loved these easy, fun spring cake mix cookies! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Happy Spring,

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  1. Sandra | A Dash of Sanity says:

    These are perfect treats! So adorable and looks delicious!5 stars

  2. Jenn @ says:

    Just LOVE cake mix cookies and these looks so yummy!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Jen. We loved them! 🙂

  3. Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says:

    These are mouth watering! Love these adorable cookies!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks Erin. Time to make some more! 🙂

  4. Paula - bell'alimento says:

    Soft and chewy cookies are my favorite

    1. Dee says:

      Mine too, Paula. I could eat so many of these! 🙂

  5. Katerina @ diethood .com says:

    WOW!! These cookies are adorable!!! Perfect for spring!5 stars

  6. Jen says:

    I love the idea of adding pudding to the mix too! Yum!

  7. Sabrina says:

    What a sweet little treat for spring! Great idea!

  8. Kimberly says:

    I love how happy and cheerful those cookies are!

  9. Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says:

    I love the texture of cake mix cookies! The pastel candies look so cute too!

  10. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These cookies are perfect for spring!!