Cake Batter Sugar Cookies

Cake Batter Sugar Cookies

The ultimate soft batch, chewy chocolate chip sugar cookies fitted with holiday sprinkles then baked with soft centers and crispy edges.

Sugar cookies are a classic dessert no matter what age or occasion.  I think we can all agree that both sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies are the most beloved cookie of all time and for a good reason.  Most cookie cookie recipes start with the same basic ingredients and technique such as sugar and butter.  However, this cookie recipe has the most beloved childhood flavor of them all.

Chewy Cake Batter Sugar Cookies

Adding cake batter mix to these cookies gives it that flavor that we all love.

Sugar Cookies

Cookies are an essential part of the holidays.  Our family typically bakes a new recipe each night leading up Christmas and this year, these cookies are the winner!

Cake Batter Cookies

Nothing compares to holiday baking and the all creations that come out of family kitchens for generations.  I know in our family, the holidays are a very special time for us.  We spend a lot of time together in front of the fire talking as well as in the kitchen cooking and playing in the snow (when we visit Wisconsin).  When it comes to this time of the year, we’re all about family.  I love every bit of it and will always cherish the holidays.

Soft Cake Batter Cookies

This cookie dough is incredibly easy to made ahead of time.  The dough can be froze for a few months then it can be popped into the oven and baked into soft, chewy cookies.

Bakery Style Cake Batter Cookies

Yields: 18-24

Cake Batter Sugar Cookies

10 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup white cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles


In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cake mix, pudding and baking soda; set aside.

In a bowl fit with a mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium speed until smooth (1 -2 minutes). Add the egg to the mixture and beat on high for 1 minute then mix in vanilla extract and continue to beat . Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir in sprinkles and chocolate chips.

Refrigerate cookie dough for a few hours or up to a few days. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into a mini hot dog (horizontal and short, like a stack)

Press any sprinkles or chocolate chips into the top and bake for about 10 minutes.

Recipe Type: Dessert


23 Responses

  1. Danielle

    Is the TBSP of pudding from a ready made pudding or powder from a mix?

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy

    Oh yum! I adore cake batter cookies and I love how festive you got with yours. Perfect for Christmas 🙂

  3. Claire

    Wow! These cookies look so delicious, I love the way you’ve photographed them too, it feels like I can just reach into the screen and enjoy one x

  4. Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3

    I love how festive and beautiful these cookies are! I am a huge fan of making cookie dough ahead of time and freezing it! It makes life during Christmastime so much easier!

  5. Paula

    These look delicious, and I love the festive holiday colors. My mind is already churning as to how to make them gluten free – it would be easy 🙂 – thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

  6. Ana De- Jesus

    Woah these look amazing. I have never tried cake batter cookies before but I think I would like them. They look like they could melt in your mouth.

  7. Logan Can

    I love cake batter cookies! They always seem to be so soft and delicious! These cookies are so pretty and perfect for this week!

  8. Heather

    Well that is genius! I absolutely love cake batter, and this sounds to die for. Honestly, I think I am going to make these tomorrow with the rest of the things I am baking. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Natasha

    My daughter loves sugar cookies but we’ve never made them with the colorful sprinkles! Great idea that awe must incorporate. I can’t wait to surprise her!

  10. Stacey

    Oh my, I have a few kiddos that would love these cookies! We just finished baking cookies together and we were talking about our favorites. I am pinning this one!

  11. CourtneyLynne

    Omg these cookies sound so yummy!!!! I suck at baking. Wish I could pull these off because yum!

  12. Pam

    These are absolutely gorgeous! They also contain some of my favorite ingredients. I may just have to do some baking this week…

  13. Janet

    Looks delicious. I’m just wondering if there is an alternative to a cake mix as I’m not sure here in the UK it’s the same as with you. Tried the lemon cookies – absolutely fabulous, everyone loves them. Thanks

    • Jessica Knott

      Hi Janet, Here is a basic recipe for white cake mix, it will need to be scaled down to 1 1/4 cup though. Let me know if you need help
      2 1/2 C. flour
      1 3/4 C. sugar
      1 Tbsp. baking powder
      1/2 tsp. baking soda
      3/4 tsp. salt
      1/2 C. powdered milk


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