Valentine’s Cake Mix Cookies

My boys love cookies and request that I make them almost every week. I don’t make them weekly but I always make sure to make them for special occasions. One of my go-to quick and easy cookie recipes is for basic cake mix cookies. I don’t recall where I found the original recipe but these are no-fail cookies. They also happen to be the perfect cookie to have the kids help you with.

Earlier in the week I decided to make some Valentine’s cookies and had the idea to combine one of my boy’s favorite candies with the cake mix cookies. I picked up a bag of Valentine’s colored M&M’s and added it to the batter. The cookies came out so pretty and festive!

Valentine's Cake Mix Cookies


5.0 from 3 reviews
Valentine's Cake Mix Cookies
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1 boxed cake mix (I used white)
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups M&M's candies (optional)
  1. Mix cake mix, oil and eggs together by hand in a large bowl.
  2. Gently stir in candies.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop up cookies onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8-12 minutes (depending on your oven) or until cookies are slightly brown on the edges.


If you decide to try these cookies please let me know what you think. I think you’ll love them and want to make this your go-to cookie recipe too!

Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥


{share}Share on Facebook6Tweet about this on Twitter13Pin on Pinterest214Share on Google+1Share on StumbleUpon23Email this to someone

Speak Your Mind


six × = 12

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge


  1.' Karen says:

    I bought some cake mix (lemon flavored but only $.29 a box) knowing that there would be something fun to make. I let my kids make the cookies (ages 4, 7, and 8). They loved them! I didn’t see a bake temperature but guessed it would be 350… It worked! I chose your recipe because it was the first one I found that I had all the ingredients. Thanks for the fun, simple recipe!

    • Andrea says:

      Thank you for your kind comment, Karen. I’m glad you told me that there was no temperature listed, I totally missed that! I’m so happy that your kids enjoyed making (and eating) the cookies. I love it when I can get my kids involved in helping in the kitchen. :)

  2.' Sharon says:

    Okay…These look simple and easy. My daughter and I are always trying little how-to things. She was trying to make some type of dessert yesterday and couldn’t find this or that ingredient. I don’t normally use cake mixes (not that I am always from scratch), but I think we may be able to pull this off. I might have to put a ribbon on it to make it as cute as yours though!
    Sharon´s last post ..How to Make a Light Bulb

    • Andrea Hatfield says:

      Thank you Sharon! I think you and your family will enjoy them. :)

  3.' Jenn says:

    I tried these cookies and they were ok but they turned out quite flat. Not really what I was expecting. Yours look way better. Not sure if it was the cake mix I bought but I won’t be making this one again.

    • Andrea Hatfield says:

      I’m sorry that they didn’t turn out for you. The cake mix I used was a Pillsbury White cake mix although I don’t know if that makes a real difference. Thanks for your comment.

  4.' Billie says:

    These look fantastic, thanks for sharing.
    Billie´s last post ..Keeping The Rowells Entertained

    • Andrea Hatfield says:

      Thank you Billie!

  5. How fun! Perfect!
    Monique Burkes (@armsofasister)´s last post ..I received a visit a few days ago

  6.' ROb says:

    Those look soooo good. Two things I LOVE other than my wife and kids are cookies and ice cream. LOL. Thanks for sharing.
    ROb´s last post ..Despicable Me Valentines to Share

  7. These look so good, but I bet I couldn’t eat just one.
    Kathleen´s last post ..$1 DIY Cake Stand Tutorial

  8. That looks yummo!!

  9. These look wonderful!! And they even look like something that I could make without too much going wrong!!! I am thinking of trying them for my kids for Valentine’s Day.
    Marie Pugh´s last post ..When You are Sick, But Still Trying to be a Mom

  10. I know what I’m going to make my MIL for Valentine’s day :)
    Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving´s last post ..Paleo Cinnamon Rolls II

  11.' Shop with Me Mama says:

    Oh my goodness yum! I am going to try this. LOVE your picture!
    Shop with Me Mama´s last post ..HALO SwaddleChange Review & Giveaway!

  12.' Linda B says:

    Oh I haent tried cake mix cookie. Look like this is something I need to do this week for Valentine’s day!
    Linda B´s last post ..Meal Plan: Week of Feb 11th

  13.' Donna says:

    My favorite way to make (and eat) cookies is cake mix cookies! Definitely will make these!
    Donna´s last post ..Marvel Avengers Battle For Earth Wii U Game Review #CleverAvengers #spon

  14. We love cake mix cookies around here. So easy!
    Virginia from That Bald Chick´s last post ..New Baby Checklist