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Sugar cookies made from a cake mix with pink frosting and sprinkles
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5 from 3 votes

Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

This cheater recipe uses a cake mix for a batch of sugar cookies in minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 1 French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 can Cream Cheese Frosting OR Homemade Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter. Stir cake mix, butter, eggs, and almond extract together until combined.
  • Allow dough to rest 10 minutes (optional, but helps cookies look better).
  • Use 1.5 tablespoon scoop (slightly underfilled), and scoop dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. 
  • Bake 9-10 minutes until edges are just set and tops have cracked. Cool 5-10 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing. 
  • Allow cookies to cool completely before frosting.