This snickerdoodle recipe is super simple and quick because it is made from a cake mix. You will get super soft and chewy cookies in just a few minutes!

Bar cookies are another way to easily make cookies. Try my chocolate chip bar cookies when you need another quick and yummy cookie.

snickerdoodle cookies on white plate

Here is What You Need to Make Cake Mix Snicker Doodle Cookies

Forget a long list of ingredients! For these snickerdoodle cake mix cookies, you only need a few items and you probably already have these in your panty.

  • Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar

How to Make Snickerdoodle Cookies… the EASY way!

Simply mix together one classic yellow cake mix with 1/4 cup oil and two eggs. Yes, it really is that simple and only takes minutes. Next, roll dough into balls, about one inch.  In a small bowl mix together 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 3 tablespoon sugar. Roll balls into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place balls on a cookie sheet and slightly flatten balls with the bottom of a glass. Bake and enjoy! This really is the most simple snickerdoodle recipe.

snickerdoodle cookies made with a cake mix laying on a plate

TIP: Be sure to not overbake if you love your cookies soft.

Here’s the recipe. Please let me know what you think. If your family loves the bakery-fresh snikerdoodles (like my kids) I guarantee these cake mix snickerdoodles will be a hit!

5 from 8 votes

Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cookies

These delicious cookies start with a cake mix! Soft and delicious cookies made in minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes


  • 1 Yellow Duncan Hines Cake Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 3 TBSP Sugar


  • Mix together one classic yellow cake mix with 1/4 cup oil and two eggs.
  • Form into about one inch balls.  
  • Mix together 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 3 tablespoon sugar. 
  • Roll balls into cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Place balls on a cookie sheet and slightly flatten balls with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. Enjoy!



If you like your cookies soft and chewy be sure to not overbake.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Cindy Hopper

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From cookies to muffins a cake mix can save you loads of time. The premeasured ingredients give you a jump start. Here are some of my go-to recipes.

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  1. these are so yummy, I also made a batch using a chocolate cake mix and rolled them in powered sugar. Yummy!!!!

  2. These are the BEST snickerdoodles I have ever had. Actually, they are the best cookies I have ever had. It is so easy to do!!! I have made them twice this week. (I have a snickerdoodle weakness) Everyone try these now!

  3. I make the best soft pumpkin cookies ever an so easy!!!! 1 yellow cake (mix only) an 1 spice cake mix (mix only) add 1 large can of pumpkin! Mix well chocolate chips an nuts optional. bake at 350 for about 12 minutes! these are so soft an good!

  4. Thanks Katie, my cookies were on the small size and wondered if they were larger if they would need to be cooked longer.

  5. Try Red Velvet Crinkles, one of my favorites. Red Velvet cake mix, 6 Tbs melted butter(cooled), and 2 eggs. Roll into balls and roll in powdered sugar then bake. So good!

  6. I just made these and they are great! Very easy. However, 8 minutes wasn’t long enough… I did about 12 at 350

  7. Those look so yummy! I never buy cake mix but I think I’ll put one on my list this week!

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