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Cake Mix Cookies with Butterscotch Chips

Cake mix cookies, with butterscotch chips and toffee bits, are one of the easiest cookie recipes out there to make.

The dessert cookie works well for cookie exchange parties or to share with family and friends.

Cake mix cookies on a counter

A Simple Cookie Recipe

The cake mix cookies are bursting with flavor with the combination of sweet cake batter, butterscotch chips, and crunchy toffee bits.

You can’t beat the simplicity of this cookie recipe with only five ingredients.

It’s easy to make quite a few cookies for exchange parties (you know you’ll need quite a few for those fun times) or just make them to share with a friend or at home.

But, beware, if you leave them out on the counter at home, they will disappear fast!

What also makes these cookies fun is the fact that you can switch out the flavor of the chips or the toffee and make a totally different cookie.

Try the recipe with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or even mint chips. No matter what you try, they will taste amazing!

Cake mix cookies on the counter.

I loved the way these cookies baked up. The chips got toasty on the edges and the cookie came out chewy and soft.

The toffee bits added a touch of crunchiness to the recipe.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Cake Mix Cookies?

  • Cake mix
  • Butter, melted
  • Eggs
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Toffee bits

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do I Make The Cake Mix Cookie Recipe?

  1. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, melted butter, and eggs and mix well. (Do not follow the directions on the cake mix box).
  2. Next, add the butterscotch chips and toffee bits and mix well.
  3. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  4. Roll the cookie dough into two-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet about two inches apart.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

How To Make Cookies From Cake Mix

Cake mix in a large glass bowl.

Add the cake mix to a large bowl.

The exciting thing about this recipe is that it’s so versatile. Not only can you change out the chips, but you can also change out the cake mix.

For this recipe, I used a white cake mix. You can use any type of cake mix you’d like to use.

I’ve used a red velvet cake mix, chocolate cake mix, yellow, or even lemon cake mix.

You will not be following any of the directions on the cake box. Only use the ingredients listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Pouring melted butter into a bowl with cake mix.

Next, pour the melted butter into the bowl with the cake mix.

Eggs, melted butter, and cake mix in a large glass bowl.

Now, add the eggs to the bowl and mix well.

If your butter is still hot, make sure you pour the eggs on the other side of the bowl. I have cooked eggs in hot butter before. Not fun.

Butterscotch chips in a bowl with cake mix cookie dough.

Add the butterscotch chips to the bowl.

Toffee bits, butterscotch chips, and cake mix in a glass bowl.

Finally, add the toffee bits to the bowl and mix well.

Once you’ve mixed everything, place the batter in the fridge for about 30 minutes to help firm up the dough.

I like to stick the cookie dough in the refrigerator because otherwise, the dough wants to spread too much while baking.

If the dough is colder, it usually doesn’t spread as much. You can use that same trick with most cookie recipes.

I used the Heath Bits O’ Brickle Toffee Bits in the recipe.

Placing cooking dough on a cookie sheet.

Scoop the cookie dough and roll into two-inch balls and place them on the cookie sheet about two inches apart.

Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.

You can roll the dough into smaller cookies if you’d like, as well. If you use the large cookie scoop as I did, I got about 18 cookies.

I also like to add a few chips to the top of the cookies before I bake them because it makes them look extra pretty when they are done baking.

And, you gotta win that exchange party with looks and taste!

Butterscotch chip cake mix cookies

Other delicious cookies:

A butterscotch cake mix cookie on a counter.

Cake Mix Cookies With Butterscotch Chips and Toffee

Check out the recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a flavorful and super easy recipe to make!

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your cookies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Yield: 18

Cake Mix Cookies with Butterscotch Chips

Cake mix cookies with butterscotch chips on a cookie rack.

Cake mix cookies, with butterscotch chips and toffee bits, are one of the easiest cookie recipes out there to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Instructions

350-degree oven

  1. Add the cake mix to a large bowl.
  2. Next, add the melted butter and eggs and mix well.
  3. Pour in the butterscotch chips and toffee bits and mix.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Scoop the cookies and roll into two-inch balls and place on the cookie sheet two inches apart.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.

Notes

For added beauty, add a few chips on top of the cookie dough balls before baking.

Do not follow the cake mix directions on the box.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

Nutrition is approximate.

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