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cream cheese cake mix cookies

(313 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sherry Symmonds
Hamilton, MS

Oh my gosh, these are good and so easy. Use your imagination. I stumbled upon this recipe after realizing just how many cake mixes I had in my pantry. I love the flavor the cream cheese gives it. I'm a chocolate chip fiend, so I used a Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix and a small package of chocolate chips.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Deliciously sweet, these cookies are fantastic! The cream cheese gives them a soft and gooey taste. Their texture is cake-like. If you like a thinner crispy cookie, these are not that. Sort of like a soft-batch cookie you get from the store. We made these two ways. For one, we used a butter cake mix and added chocolate chips. The other we used a red velvet cake mix and mixed in white chocolate chips and nuts. Get creative with your favorite combination.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(313 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cream cheese cake mix cookies

  • 1 box
    cake mix, any flavor (15.25 oz)
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla (optional, depending on flavor)
  • 1 c
    any add-ins (flavored chips, candy, nuts, etc) amounts can be varied. For chocolate chip I added a 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chips

How To Make cream cheese cake mix cookies

  • Creaming together butter and cream cheese.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese. (I used a mixer for this part only.)
  • Adding egg and vanilla extract to the bowl.
    Add egg and vanilla; mix until well blended.
  • Stirring in the cake mix.
    Stir in cake mix a little at a time.
  • Cake mix blended in.
    Continue until it's all blended.
  • Mix-ins added.
    Then add any chips, candy, or nuts, as you like.
  • Batter spooned onto a baking sheet.
    Spoon onto cookie sheer and bake for 10 minutes, until edges are brown.