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snickerdoodle cookies on a sheet pan
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Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

Sweet, cinnamon-sugar rolled snickerdoodle cookies the easy way! All you need is a box of vanilla cake mix and a few pantry / fridge staples to make these soft, sweet cookies.
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake mix, cookie recipe, cookies, easy snack, kid-friendly
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $4.00


  • Half Sheet Pan
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cooling Rack
  • Tablespoon Measuring Spoon


  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 15 ounce box White or Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 177°C.
  • Spray a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together cake mix, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla until just combined.
  • Spray a 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon with nonstick cooking spray and use it to scoop up even-sized portions of dough and roll them in balls. (Note: The dough is very soft, so just handle it gently; if the dough sticks to your hands, rub a drop of cooking oil between your hands before rolling the dough.)
  • Roll the dough balls in cinnamon-sugar to coat.
  • Place cookie dough balls on prepared sheet pan, leaving about 2 inches of space between them.
  • Bake cookies until cracks appear in the surface and the edges look firm, 9 to 11 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool for a few minutes on the sheet pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg