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Toffee Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make with only 4 ingredients! Yellow cake mix, eggs, oil, and toffee bits. These taste like a buttery sugar cookie with bits of toffee through out. Easy cookies that are perfect for a sweet treat or Holiday baking. 

For more easy cake mix cookies try my cake mix sugar cookies or these monster cake mix cookies

Toffee cookies made with a cake mix with bits of toffee.

Toffee Cake Mix Cookies

I just love these easy cake mix cookies with toffee bits through out. They taste like a butter toffee cookie and they are so simple to make with only 4 ingredients!

I love homemade cookies but sometimes you just want something simple. Which where these cake mix cookies come to the rescue. 

With a box of cake mix, oil, eggs, and some add-ins you can have cookies in no time at all. 

Cooling rack with toffee cookies on top and toffee bits.

What You’ll Need

You only need 4 ingredients to get started!

  • Yellow Cake Mix – For this particular recipe we want to use the yellow cake mix because of it’s buttery flavor which pairs well with the toffee.
  • Large Eggs
  • Oil – I use canola oil or vegetable oil for this recipe.
  • Toffee Bits – You will find these in the baking aisle at the grocery store by the chocolate chips. Be sure and get the regular toffee chips and not the chocolate toffee bits as they are messier and give a different flavor to these cookies. 

How To Make Cake Mix Cookies With Toffee Bits

One bowl and a couple easy steps, with only about 5 minutes prep work is all it takes to make these cake mix cookies. 

Prepare Cookie Dough : Add the dry contents of the cake mix into a large mixing bowl along with the eggs, oil, and toffee bits. Stir until well combined, and no flour streaks remain, or you can use a blender. 

Scoop Cookies : Scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper, silpat liner, or sprayed with cooking spray. 

Bake : Cook for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies look done and are puffy. The cookies should not look wet on top which means that they are not done and need to bake longer. All ovens are so different so just watch the cookies carefully to make sure they do not get browned or burnt. 

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Tips For Success

Here are a few of my tips to help this recipe be a success in your house!

  • Cookie Scoop : One of my favorite kitchen tools is a medium sized cookie scoop. I buy mine from Amazon from the OXO brand and love it! It makes scooping the dough really easy and all the cookies end up the same size, which means they will all cook in the same amount of time. 
  • Parchment Paper : If you want cookies that do not brown on the bottom then use parchment paper. It’s my secret weapon to perfect cookies. I buy the pre-cut pieces of parchment paper that fit perfectly onto a cookie sheet. The parchment paper helps the tray heat evenly, it prevents the cookie bottoms from getting brown, and I think it just makes cookies really pretty looking when cooked on it. 
  • Mix-Ins : Don’t be afraid to play with this recipe! Use any cake mix you want + any add-ins you want. So many possibilities with this one. 
  • Cake Mix : Make sure you are using the correct size. Most of them are the same size these days but the gluten-free cake mixes and other specialty cake mixes are not. If the cake mix is the 15.25 ounces size then you are good to go. 
  • Tip : For extra pretty cookies press some additional toffee bits onto the tops of the cookie dough balls before baking. 

Variation Ideas

There are so many ways to change up these cake mix cookies. I personally love this buttery toffee version but check out these fun ways to switch things up.

  • Strawberry Cake Mix + White Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Cake Mix + Chocolate Chips OR other Chopped Candy Bars
  • Chocolate Cake Mix + Peanut Butter Chips + Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • Vanilla Cake Mix + Mini M&M’s
  • Chocolate Cake Mix + Chocolate Covered Toffee Bits
  • Any Cake Mix + Any Chopped Mix-Ins

Close up photo of a toffee cookies with cake mix and toffee bits.

How To Store Leftover Cake Mix Cookies

Leftover cake mix cookies will keep well, covered in an air-tight container, at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

I put leftovers inside a Tupperware type container or a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. 

Cookies also store well in the fridge if you prefer cold cookies. Either way you store them, leftovers are delicious for several days. 

Can I Freeze Cake Mix Cookies?

Yes you can freeze cake mix cookies. 

Bake the cookies according to recipe instructions and let them cool completely. Place them inside a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to one month. 

You can also freeze the unbaked cookie dough. Simply scoop the cookie dough and place the scoops on a cookie sheet (or something else that will fit in your freezer) and place in the freezer. Once the cookie dough balls are frozen place them inside a freezer safe bag. Bake as needed. 

Horizontal picture of cookies with a cake mix and toffee bits.

Other Toffee Recipes You’ll Love

No Bake Toffee Cheesecake Pie : A no bake pie that is so simple to make! Creamy no bake cheesecake full of toffee bits. This is like a creamy toffee pie and it’s so good. 

Ritz Cracker Toffee : A delicious Holiday treat with buttery and salty ritz crackers, caramel, chocolate, and festive sprinkles. 

Close up photo of a toffee cookies with cake mix and toffee bits.
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Toffee Cake Mix Cookies

Author Jessica - Together as Family
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Toffee Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make with only 4 ingredients! Yellow cake mix, eggs, oil, and toffee bits. These taste like a buttery sugar cookie with bits of toffee through out. Easy cookies that are perfect for a sweet treat or Holiday baking. 


  • 1 box (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup toffee bits


  • Heat oven to 350°. Prepare a cookie sheet (12"x18") by lining with parchment paper, silpat liner, or spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, oil, eggs, and toffee bits. Mix until the batter is well combined.
    You can either use a wooden spoon to mix this or a hand mixer.
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough (medium size cookie scoop) and place 12 per cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
    * You don't want the cookies to get golden brown color on the edges, which means they have cooked too long. Cookies should look done and puffy. Tops of the cookies should not look wet.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Toffee Bits : If you can't find the toffee bits buy some full-sized Skor bars and chop them up. They will have some chocolate in it, which is fine, so the cookies will not turn out exactly like the pictures.
Cake Mix : Any brand cake mix will work just make sure you are using one that is 15.25 ounces in size. 
Leftovers/Freezing : Store leftover cookies, in an air-tight container, at room temperature for up to 4 days for maximum freshness. Cookies can be frozen, once baked and cooled, in a freezer safe container for up to 1 month.
Tip : Use any cake mix + any add ins you want! So many possibilities with this recipe. 


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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