Cherry Cake Mix Cookies

Cherry cake mix makes the best cake mix cookies around! 

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Delicious, sweet and a fantastic treat, these cherry cake mix cookies are super easy to whip up and an incredible choice for dessert!

Cherry Cake Mix Cookies

Cherry isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cookies, but it really should be! These cookies are absolutely fantastic, and are

A box of Betty Crocker brand Super Moist Cherry cake mix

Three important notes

  1. Cherry Bit cake mix IS available in Canada. In the US? Not so sure.
  2. Cherry baking bits may NOT be available in Canada, but if anyone has seen them, let me know! I picked these up at Walmart in the States.
  3. Bulk Barn DOES carry red vanilla flavored baking bits that will be perfect in this recipe. As good as the cherry bits are, they do make the cookie rather strong-tasting.

Try using cherry bits!

White chocolate is even better and are what i used in this recipe. If you want a cherry tasting kick in the teeth, use the cherry bits, they were delicious!

Nothing will ever replace a good butter based cookie from scratch but you know what? I see the time and place for these, absolutely. Oh, the smell that wafted out of my oven when I checked on these beauties was to die for! Cherry bliss!

I have developed a new love for cherry cake mix cookies. Who knew? After all these years of cookies from scratch purist baking, I have fallen a little in love with these.

They are chewy, delicious and oh my word, these are SO EASY!

So, let’s get right into the overview!

How to Prepare

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet
  3. Pop them in the oven for about ten minutes, watching to not let them brown
  4. Cool for five minutes, and you’re done!

More Cake Mix Recipes!

Now really, have I managed to convert you over to trying these? I know there will still be some purists out there but let’s remember, baking is fun and adventuresome and is all about trying new things, even if they are bad for you!

Or perhaps, especially when they are bad for you 😉

Love ya!


Cherry Cake Mix Cookies

Cherry cake mix makes the best cake mix cookies around! 
5 from 10 votes
Cake Mix Cookies with Cherry in a white cake holder on dark background
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 432 gram box cherry bit cake mix from Betty Crocker
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cherry flavored baking chips or red colored baking chips OR white chocolate chips
  • vanilla flavoring


  • Combine all ingredients together in a bowl completely, making sure to mix in all the dry cake mix. The batter will be thick and sticky! 
  • On a parchment lined sheet, scoop out the batter using a cookie scoop and place cookies 2 inches apart (fit twelve to a standard sheet).
  • Cook in a 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes; do NOT let them brown! My cookies took 12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes; the cookies will be soft and will fall apart if moved too soon.
  • Place cookies onto a baking rack and finish cooling.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 24g, Calories: 68kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 45mg, Fiber: 0.02g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 26IU, Vitamin C: 0.04mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 0.1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. genareod says

    I tried these and it must be personal preference but they were way to sweet, almost sweeter than the cake would have been which is weird.  Also, Karlynn mentioned including water in a reply to a post but there was no water in the ingredients list?  

  2. Gail Jones says

    Your cookies from a cake mix look much healthier than the cake mix cookie recipe I use – it is 1 package  cake mix (any flavour can be used, my favorite is butter pecan and then I sprinkle with skor bits as soon as they are out of the oven), 1 pound of butter and 1 1/2 cups of flour – absolutely delicious, but ….I will have to try your cherry chip cookies and compare.

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Gail Jones Holy Dinah! A pound of butter! I love butter but wowza! Yes, I altered mine to include water instead of all oil to give it moisture but not grease.

  3. shrey says

    Cherry Cake Cookies looks Magnificent…

    Best Toppings Cherry ever on Cookies.

    Recipe Sounds good. I want to try on this

    Thanks for sharing.

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