Carrot cake mix cookies only require three simple ingredients to make easy cake batter cookies. It’s a delicious treat any day of the week and a perfect addition to your Easter dessert menu!

Carrot Cake Mix Cookies made with fresh carrots

Carrot cake is one of my favorite things and this recipe gives you a great way to enjoy the spicy taste of carrot cake without having to bake a full cake.

We’ve made Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls and baked Carrot Cake Donuts with cake mix so this time we gave cake mix cookies a try and they didn’t disappoint!

These delicious cookies have a soft, chewy texture and remind me of the cookie part of an oatmeal cream pie. They are perfect to bring to your Easter get together or serve as a quick dessert any night of the week.

You’ll find these cake mix cookies are fluffy and melt in your mouth. One bite and you will be instantly hooked on them!

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how to make Carrot Cake Mix Cookies

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s all you need to make these carrot cake mix cookies:

  • Carrot Cake Mix – You can pick your favorite brand.
  • Eggs – You can use either white or brown eggs.
  • Vegetable oil – Another light tasting oil can work well too.
cooling Carrot Cake Mix Cookies on cookie cooling rack

Instructions

Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1 – Mix and chill the batter. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Stir until the dough comes together and then chill the dough in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 2 – Form balls. When the dough is about ready to come out of the fridge, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Use a tablespoon to scoop up about two tablespoons of dough (1.5 ounces) and roll them into balls.

Step 3 – Bake. Place each ball on a parchment paper lined baking sheet two inches apart. Finally, bake them in the oven for 9 to 11 minutes. 

Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then remove the cookies. Let cool completely before serving.

Carrot Cake Mix Cookies on cookie rack

How Do You Make Cookies Out of Cake Mix? 

One of the best things about this recipe is that it uses 3 simple ingredients. It’s stir and bake!

Cookies and cake use similar ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs, and oil. The main difference is that cake batter is usually thin and pourable, while cookie dough is firmer. 

For this recipe, we use cake mix with less liquid and a little more oil than would be used for cake batter. This creates a firmer dough that can be baked into soft, fluffy cookies that melt in your mouth.

Don’t Over Bake! 

Unlike other cookies, these cookies don’t get brown at the edges when they are ready. You want to bake them until they are set in the middle and then they will firm up as they cool. 

If they start to brown they are overbaked! The sweet spot is about 10 minutes, but because ovens can vary, we list a bake time of 9 to 11 minutes because your oven may bake faster or slower.

holding Carrot Cake Mix Cookies

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Servings: 16
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chill Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

Carrot Cake Mix Cookies

Carrot cake mix cookies only require three simple ingredients to make easy cake batter cookies. It’s a delicious treat any day of the week and a perfect addition to your Easter dessert menu!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Carrot Cake Mix
  • 2 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Stir until the dough comes together.
  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Measure dough into two tablespoon portions (1.5 ounces) rolling it into balls.
  • Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet two inches apart.
  • Bake in oven for 9-11 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove the cookies and let cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 245kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 260mg, Potassium: 9mg, Fiber: 1g
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake batter cookies, cake mix cookies, carrot cake cookies