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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

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Cake Batter Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 18 -24
Author Jessica Knott


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup white cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon instant vanilla pudding powder
  • 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.



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    Medha ! Whisk & Shout
    12/18/2015 at 10:50 am

    These cookies look unreal- so festive and what a fun flavor 🙂

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    12/18/2015 at 12:36 pm

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

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    Robin Masshole Mommy
    12/21/2015 at 6:21 am

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

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    Deb- It's me, debcb!
    12/21/2015 at 9:54 am

    Love these. They are so festive for the holidays. Definitely pinning for later.

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    12/21/2015 at 10:22 am

    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

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    12/21/2015 at 3:27 pm

    Yum! I am sooo pinning this, thanks!

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    Framed Recipes
    12/21/2015 at 6:48 pm

    So festive! – Sreelatha

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    Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
    12/21/2015 at 11:06 pm

    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!

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    12/22/2015 at 1:31 am

    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 🙂

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    Ana De- Jesus
    12/22/2015 at 3:30 am

    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.

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    Logan Can
    12/22/2015 at 10:20 am

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

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    12/22/2015 at 9:34 pm

    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!

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    12/23/2015 at 1:04 pm

    Oh my kids would eat these right up! What a great mix-in to changing up sugar cookies.

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    12/23/2015 at 5:11 pm

    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!

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    12/23/2015 at 5:58 pm

    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!

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    12/23/2015 at 10:23 pm

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

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    12/29/2015 at 1:48 am

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

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    12/30/2015 at 4:45 pm

    Looks delicious, great photos too. YUM!.

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    01/12/2016 at 3:04 pm

    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

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      Jessica Knott
      01/12/2016 at 3:24 pm

      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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