5 Ingredient Christmas Cookies – Make Them With a Cake Mix!

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking cookies to give as gifts to my mailman, hairdresser,  teachers, office staff as well as to friends and family.
 Ready to bake Christmas cookies? Try our easy recipe for 5 Ingredient Christmas Cookies - Make Them With a Cake Mix. See how to make and take them!
These 5 Ingredient Christmas cookies are my tradition – they are so moist and tender. You make them with a cake mix. They are easy to make and you can do so many variations. My kids and I have been making them for years.
To package holiday cookies so that they stay fresh and don’t get crushed, I use Ziploc® brand products. I love their holiday-themed containers. No wrapping is needed and because they are very affordable you can give them away. No more worrying about getting that plate or container back. They are also reusable so even the recipient can use them again.

Ziploc® Brand Twist ‘N Loc® containers and Ziploc® Brand holiday square containers are great for packaging cookies for mailing too. If you send cookies to school with your kids, the Ziploc® containers transport nicely. You can also package them individually in Ziploc® Brand sandwich bags or snack bags. Make too many cookies? Freeze your cookies to enjoy later in Ziploc® Brand quart or gallon easy open tab bags or slider bags. 

Let’s get baking!

5 Ingredient Christmas Cookies

1 box (15.25 oz) white cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup sprinkles
Ziploc® brand Easy Open Tab sandwich bags
Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla together in a bowl.
The dough will be stiff but continue to mix until well blended. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Shape dough into tablespoon size dough balls, I use a 1 tablespoon portion scoop and dip into sprinkles. Use a spoon to toss the dough in the sprinkles and coat all sides.
Place dough onto prepared baking sheet, 2″ apart. Bake 9-11 minutes or until centers are set. Let cool completely.
Place 1/2 cup white chocolate or candy melts into a microwave safe container and microwave according to package directions.
Place melted chocolate into a Ziploc® brand Easy Open Tab bag, snip the corner and pipe white trees onto half of the cookies. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
Package cookies in Ziploc® brand Holiday round containers.
Makes 3 dozen.

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without baking homemade treats. Ziploc® brand products make it easy to both gift them to friends and keep them fresh at home. Be sure and pick up the adorable holiday-themed selection at Walmart.

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Claudia Krusch

I have been collecting cookie recipes for my cookie exchange this month. These look so delicious and easy to make. I am sure they will be a big hit.

GiGi Eats

These cookies seriously MAKE ME DROOL! These types were HANDS DOWN my favorite when I was a little lady!

Tara Pittman

I love how easy these cookies are. They look so delicious too.


Those are VERY cute! With the box cake as the main ingredient I am betting these are SUPER soft! I think I will have to make these for my kiddos teacher!

Kelli A

I made boxed cake mix cookies this past weekend for the first time ever. My kids flipped over them. My son went on and on about the devils food cake with dark choc chips. He does not eat sweets often so I was genuinely surprised! I love how easy and simple they are! Will have to try this one next!!


This is great recipe for upcoming Christmas! Those look yummy! Got to try this recipe it’s simple and easy!


I can not resist a cookie with sprinkles on them! I just love baking and eating all sorts of cookies this time of year. These look yummy and are great to hand out as gifts.

Angel Strunk

Wow, I haven’t used cake mix to bake cookies. These look so delicious right now, and perfect for Christmas giving and get-togethers.

Becky Willis

These are so cute! I bet they taste really good too, I am always looking for a new Christmas cookie recipe to add to my list and this will be one of them.


We love cake mix cookies – We call them Cakies… There is never a shortage of boxed cake mixes in our house – extremely versatile.


These are such a cute idea! My son would love making these, maybe we’ll try this out tonight! Thanks for sharing!


Making cookies from cake mix is such a great idea. I am going to have to give this a try.

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