Making soft cake mix sugar cookies doesn’t have to be complicated or draw out! Try out this simple recipe for soft sugar cookies that starts with a boxed cake mix!
Sugar cookies are the best! They’re easy, they’re sweet, they are everyones favorite. You can add icing, sprinkles, chocolate chips, whatever you like. The thing is, once you have a great base you can do all kinds of fun things…you can even turn them into sugar cookie truffles!
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Today I’m going to show you how to make the best (and the easiest) soft cake mix sugar cookies. This recipe is simple, straightforward, and thanks to the cake mix we don’t have to drag out a bunch of complicated and messy baking ingredients.
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Sugar cookies used to be one of those things that I hated. I thought they were boring, mine always came out crunchy and flat, and I just didn’t enjoy them. Now that’s all changed. These chewy and delicious soft baked sugar cookies are so simple and delicious.
I love that these cookies come out perfectly. You can shape these soft cake mix sugar cookies before baking so they are all uniform which I enjoy (hello perfectly stackable and shareable cookies, I see you)! Another reason to love this recipe is the fact that you can add to it and build off of it to create your own masterpiece.
Once you have mastered the perfect sugar cookie there’s no stopping you. Roll them in cinnamon sugar for a nice snickerdoodle twist, pipe on some decorations or names with royal icing, you can even bake these and then crush them up for truffles if you like. The possibilities are endless.
Kitchen Essentials for Making Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies:
If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.
I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.
Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!
What else will I need to make these soft baked sugar cookies?
All cake mix cookies come out with a more soft and cake-like texture. That’s to be expected, right? In this case it makes for such a delicious and indulgent final result. To make soft sugar cookies with a cake mix you’ll need a white cake mix, all purpose flour, eggs, canola oil, and sour cream…you read that right!
Sour cream is not to be skipped here. It will keep the cookies moist, help to stabilize the recipe, and it balances out the recipe in a way you won’t be expecting. I know it seems wonky but it’s delicious.
How to make soft cake mix sugar cookies:
Don’t forget to scroll down for more tips, serving size, batch size, and more! You can find all of this in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post as well!
Let’s get to baking some tasty sugar cookies…finally 🙂
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together cake mix and flour. Add eggs, oil and sour cream and mix on medium speed until well blended. (batter should be stiff)
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Use a medium cookie scoop or Tablespoon to roll dough into approximately one inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Press cookies down with a back of a spoon dipped in sugar to flatten cookies to about a half inch thick.
Bake approximately ten minutes until just set. You don’t want the bottom of cookies to brown or you’ll end up with a crunchy cookie, not a soft one.
Let cookies cool for a minute on the pan and then transfer to wire racks until completely cooled.
How many cookies will this recipe make?
This recipe will make between 24 and 30 cookies if you are making them about 2 inches in size! That’s plenty to have at home and some to share with friends, family members, co workers, etc.
You can make more or less by increasing the size but I have found that this size works well and comes out perfectly every time. If you change up the size of these cookies keep in mind you might need to increase or decrease the baking time in order to keep them from being over or under done.
Finally, don’t overwork the dough. The worst thing you can do with sugar cookie dough is work it too much. That’s how you end up with tough cookies. If you want your soft cake mix sugar cookies to be tender and delicious work the dough minimally and only as necessary to incorporate ingredients!
Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?
If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.
There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.
Try out Apple Pie Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes and Twix cookies are to die for! Other options include brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, and chocolate cherry cookies. This vanilla cake with strawberry filling is perfect for any fancy occasion.
Printable Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies Recipe:
Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies
- 1 18 oz box white or vanilla cake mix with pudding in the mix Betty Crocker is what I normally use
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together cake mix and flour. Add eggs, oil and sour cream and mix on medium speed until well blended. (batter should be stiff)
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Use a medium cookie scoop or Tablespoon to roll dough into approximately one inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
- Press cookies down with a back of a spoon dipped in sugar to flatten cookies to about a half inch thick.
- Bake approximately ten minutes until just set. You don’t want the bottom of cookies to brown or you’ll end up with a crunchy cookie, not a soft one.
- Let cookies cool for a minute on the pan and then transfer to wire racks until completely cooled.
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