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M&M Cake Mix Cookies are simply made from cake mix and so easy to whip up! These are soft, chewy, loaded with sprinkles, white chocolate chips, Easter M&Ms, and drizzled with white chocolate!

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M&M Cake mix cookies

M&M Cake Mix Cookies are made with 6 simple ingredients and takes minutes to make. Loaded with pastel colored chocolate candies, sprinkles, and white chocolate chips. Springtime is here and these homemade cookies are the perfect treat to make!

You only need one bowl to make these tasty cookies and can use your favorite M&M flavors, sprinkles and chocolate chips. They taste just like delicious vanilla cake in a cookie form and are so much easier to make than a batch of regular cookies.

They have a chewy and soft texture with a little crunch in every bite from the M&Ms candy shell and sprinkles. Bake these for Easter any holiday season and occasion- just simply swap the color of M&Ms and sprinkles. 

 If you love Cake Mix recipes just as much as I do, try my Red Velvet CookiesStrawberry Cake Mix Cookies, Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies or Spice Cookies

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy Cookies: They require minimal effort and are easier to make than regular cookies since we use dry cake mix and only 6 ingredients.

Portable: Bring these M&M Cake Mix Cookies anywhere by easily placing treats in an airtight container or ziplock bag.

Perfect For: Birthday parties, Easter, baby showers, celebrations, classroom parties, and any occasion.  This easy dessert is versatile and can be customized for just about any holiday or occasion. See below for other options!

Made in One Bowl: All you need is a wooden spoon to mix these! No fancy kitchen gadgets are required in this recipe. 

Soft and Chewy: They are soft, tastes like cake in a cookie form, and are the ultimate chewy cookies.

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Key ingredients

  • Vanilla cake mix: We use one box of white cake mix. Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and Duncan Hines are all great cake mix options. Any flavor of cake mix will work for this recipe! 
  • Large eggs: Room temperature eggs are always best. 
  • Oil: Any type of neutral oil will work such as canola oil or vegetable oil. Alternatively, melted butter will work as well. 
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the flavors and vanilla is always a good idea to add to cake mixes. 
  • Sprinkles: We add sprinkles for fun. You can use any sprinkle colors and use more or less than what the recipe calls for. 
  • M&Ms: The star ingredient! I love using the Easter Pastel M&Ms to give these an extra spring vibe.
  • White chocolate: This is optional, I love drizzling white chocolate on top of the baked cookies for a sweeter flavor.
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how to make M&M cake mix cookies

Mix ingredients: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the ingredients.

Form cookie dough balls and bake: With a mini cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto a prepared cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Top each cookie with more sprinkles and bake for 9-12 minutes (they may look under-cooked). Place on cooling rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Drizzle on melted white chocolate and let cool. Enjoy each bite!

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  • Sandwich Cookies: Stuff the center of two cookies with a scoop of ice cream or add cream cheese frosting in the middle if you wanted to make cookie sandwiches and elevate this dessert. 
  • For best results, use a small cookie scoop to keep all your cookies the same size. This will allow for even baking and prevent the cookies from burning.
  • Favorite Mix-Ins and Add-Ins: Milk chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and chopped Golden Oreos or regular Oreos.
  • If you find that the dough is a bit sticky, place the dough in the refrigerator for a few minutes so its easier to work with. 
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  • Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies: Use chocolate cake mix- add in chocolate chips to make them even more chocolatey. 
  • Brownie Mix Cookies: Use brownie mix. 
  • Peanut butter cookies: Use peanut butter M&Ms or peanut butter chips.
  • Frosted Funfetti Cookies: Add icing or frosting once the cookies have cooled. Add more sprinkles on top or colored sugar. 
  • Chocolate dipped cake mix cookies: Dip half of each cookie in melted white, milk or dark chocolate. You could also do a combination of chocolates!
  • Lemon Cake Mix Cookies: Try my Lemon Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies! They are made with 5 ingredients and if you love lemons desserts, you will love this recipe. 
  • Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies: Use white or yellow cake mix and add 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips. 
  • Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies: Try my Valentine’s Day Cake Mix Cookies
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Yes! I would recommend using a 13×9 inch baking dish and line with parchment paper. Once cookie dough comes together, transfer batter to baking dish press into an even layer. Sprinkle top with sprinkles. 

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To-store: Store cookies at room temperature in an air-tight container or large ziplock bag. They will stay fresh for 7 days. They will still be ok to eat after 7 days but they may start to get crumbly and stale. 

To-freeze: Allow the baked cookies to cool completely. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes to flash freeze or harden. Once hard, place the cookies in a large freezer bag or stack in an airtight container. Store for up to 3 months- when ready to serve, remove from the freezer to thaw until softened. 

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Spring M&M Cake Mix Cookies

M&M Cake Mix Cookies are simply made from cake mix and so easy to whip up! These are soft, chewy, loaded with sprinkles, white chocolate chips, Easter M&Ms, and drizzled with white chocolate!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookie recipe, cake mix cookies, M&M cake mix cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 1 package white or funfetti cake mix
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles; I used a variety of sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pastel colored M&Ms


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together all of the ingredients until combined, including 1/4 cup of sprinkles.
  • Roll cookies into golf-ball size or use a mini ice-cream scope to get a perfect shape. Place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.Bake for 7-10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Cool for a few minutes when baked.
  • Optional: Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Place in a ziplock bag and cut off a small piece of the corner. Drizzle cookies with chocolate. Let cookies sit to harden for 15 minutes and enjoy!
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This recipe was last updated March 10, 2024 to include additional photos and information. Originally posted March 28, 2018 By Kathryn Donangelo.

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  1. 5 stars
    These cute little Easter cookies are so colourful. My grandkids would love these. I even get them to help make them too.

  2. 5 stars
    I love how festive and easy-to-make these M&M cookies. The kids are going to love them for Easter dessert.

  3. 5 stars
    çGave those Spring M&M Cake Mix Cookies a shot—easy peasy and so yummy! Perfect for a quick treat fix. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a fun, colorful, and festive cookie recipe! I love that you can achieve a perfect party cookie without much “art” skill. Haha. These are perfect!

  5. They are so cute and colorful. I was looking for an easy recipe to make with my kids and I found yours. They are great for our Easter celebration.

  6. 5 stars
    My go to cookies for Easter dessert. So easy and delicious! We leave one out for the Easter Bunny and he always eats it!

  7. 5 stars
    These are the prettiest, most spring-y cookies I’ve ever seen! I’m definitely saving this recipe to make with the kids for Easter!

  8. 5 stars
    These Spring cookies were so fun to make with my family! They looked so cute and tasted amazing. Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    These cookies are so cute and festive! So perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday. Can’t wait to bake up a batch soon. 🙂