9 Sweet But Irresistible Cake Cookie Recipes For Those Amazing Cheat Days

Look, we all know how hard it is to follow some of those super-strict diet plans out there, and that’s why it’s normal (and completely okay) to treat yourself every so often. I don’t mean going on a junk food binge, but one day a week where you have just a little is perfectly fine.

Continue reading this article to become the master of cheat days with these irresistible cake cookies.

1. 3-Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies


If you’ve never made cake cookies before, you’re in for a great experience. Especially this recipe which only contains 3 ingredients! So simple to make and they taste amazing!

The best thing about this recipe is you can use any box cake mix you want, and the recipe page gives you their favorite cake cookie recipes. You won’t regret it.

2. French Vanilla Cake Cookies

Baking can be a very therapeutic experience sometimes. For me, it goes best after a really bad day. Just get in the kitchen and relieve some stress with a tasty treat (or three or four).

These cake cookies are perfect stress relievers because they take almost no time to make. Only four ingredients with no chilling necessary, these delicious cookies are done in 20 minutes flat!

3. Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies


If you’re a fan of the soft, buttery, and gooey deliciousness that is Kentucky butter cake, then you’ll fall in love with these cake cookies. Just take a moment and think about how amazing cake cookies are; you take a dessert that is made to be eaten with a fork, and you’re turning it into something that you can joyfully shove into your mouth with ease. Cake cookies are truly an act of genius!

4. Crinkle Cookies

I love crinkle cookies around Christmas time, and what could be better than adding cake mix to those delectable snowball cookies? These are the perfect thing to have during the busy season.

These cake cookies are a little fancier looking, and no one will guess that they’re made from a cake mix.

5. Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies


These strawberry cake cookies are perfect for any occasion. They look good, simple to make, and the strawberry flavor is to die for!

Made with only four ingredients, these cookies are so soft and sweet it’s incredible! You can even add colored candies to the mix to give them more of a festive flair.

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6. Simple Cake Mix Cookies

Is it just me, or is cake batter one of the greatest desserts in the world? I like to think we all get a little excited to lick the leftover cake batter in the bowl.

Why not add to that level of excitement we get from cake by combining the cake with cookies?? It’s the logical next step, I think. This recipe has all the great fixings: colorful sprinkles, chocolate chips, vanilla cake batter, and insane tastiness!

7. Easy Rocky Road Cake Mix Cookies


I hope you’re prepared for this AMAZING dessert! Marshmallows, walnuts and a bunch of chocolate chips come together in a new and delicious twist on the famous ice-cream where this recipe gets its name.

These are great to giveaway at a bake sale or as a housewarming gift - that is, if you can give them away before eating them all. I know I’d have trouble.

8. Buttercream Iced Cake Cookies

Of course, how can you have cake cookies without any icing? It just makes sense to add icing on top, and buttercream is the right direction to take.

This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket whenever you’re needed to bake treats fast, or if you’re looking to treat yourself in a quick time frame. Add some sprinkles on top and you’ve got a festive dessert for anytime.

9. Spice Cake Cookies


Now that we’ve made it through Thanksgiving and have moved into the Christmas mindset (even though some of us never really leave that), it’s time for cookies, cookies, and even more cookies!

Cookies and Christmas are basically a packaged deal, and these spice cake cookies are a perfect addition to that tradition. My mouth is drooling just looking at the picture!

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