Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

This is a very simple recipe, to the point where you just have to use your imagination to make this! It’s pretty cool because it’s a unique way to make cookies without needing a cake mix, or even just using the cake mix to put a nice spin on it.

There are tons of cake mixes to use from with this, but French vanilla really this the spot with this.  With the addition of cream cheese, you’re getting that ooey-gooey taste, and also, you’ll notice it tastes just like a cake.

These are not thin cookies, but big, fat and fluffy, and you can make these in a bunch of unique ways, including just regular cake mix, or even a tasty red velvet cake mix. The combination of ways offers a unique spin on cookies!


8 ounces cream cheese, temperature of the room

1/4 cup butter, temperature of the room

1 box cake mix (15.25 ounces) you can choose any flavor you want

1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

1 cup of (flavored chips, candy, nuts, etc.) amounts may differ.

1 big egg


Preheat your oven to 375, and take the butter and cream cheese, mixing all of this together.

Next, add in the egg until this is blended

Put the cake mix in slowly, adding a little bit each and every single time.

Add in the cake mix, slowly putting it together until everything is incorporated.

Then, add anything else you’d like inside. Chocolate chips are great, but you can also add in little nuts and candies. You can also add all of these in there, depending on the type of cookie that you wish to make.

When you add it in, continue to stir this until everything is nice and incorporated, and the dough doesn’t look super powdery

Line up everything onto a baking sheet that’s greased up, giving about an inch of space for each of these

Bake these for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are nice and soft, with browned edges

Pull these out, and then let them sit on a cooling rack for about ten minutes until they’re easy enough to touch

If they seem ready, then you can put these onto a serving plate and then serve it to everyone! Keep in mind that they are best fresh out of the oven, due to the softness of this.

It’s best to use just the cream cheese with this, because it offers a softness, without all of the ingredients that other cookies might offer. If they do need a little more time in the oven, you can keep them in there. if they’re not going to be served right away, leave them in there, just make sure that the oven isn’t on, and the cookies are kept in there before its time to take them out and serve them to everyone that you want to give them to.

They’re great as a dessert, and are wonderful in gift baskets too!

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