These gluten free cake mix cookies have double the chocolate and have double the flavor! With a wide range of flavors and endless possibilities for customization, these gluten free cake mix cookies are fun to make. You won’t believe how easy they are to make!

A stack of four double chocolate gluten free cake mix cookies on a small white plate.

I am really excited about this new cookie recipe. My gluten free cake mix cookies can be made with any cake mix flavor, and you can swap the mix-ins into endless flavor combinations. It is a win-win for someone short on time who still wants to bake cookies. You can use any mix-ins!

You can save time because you don’t have to measure many ingredients. If you love to bake cookies, be sure to check out more of my gluten free cookie recipes!

Allergen Information:

  • These cookies are 100% gluten free.
  • The allergen list will vary widely, depending on what brand of cake mix you buy and the ingredients listed.

I love creating tasty hacks using gluten free cake mix. For more fun ideas, check out my Gluten Free Cake Mix Hacks.

Ingredient Notes

  • Gluten Free Cake Mix – I used Duncan Hines Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake Mix for this recipe. You can use any gluten free cake mix flavor or brand.
  • Ingredients listed on the cake mix box.
  • Mix-Ins/Flavors – See the Flavor Options section below for ideas.

Tips For Sucess

1. Use a cookie scoop for uniformly shaped cookies.
2. Use a cool cookie sheet between baking batches. A hot cookie sheet will make the cookies spread more.

For more tips, read my Gluten Free Cookie Troubleshooting article. I also recommend these easy-to-use cookie-baking tools.

Flavor Variations:

The sky is the limit on how you vary these cookies. Here are some fun ideas:

  • Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract for chocolate mint cookies. You can also add crushed candy canes or Andes chocolate mint candies.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract using a vanilla cake mix.
  • Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of coconut or almond extract if using vanilla cake mix.
  • Add in different flavors of chips, different types of nuts, M&Ms, etc.

Step-By-Step Directions:

Photos of steps 1 and 2 with the ingredients in mixing bowls.

Step 1: Pour the cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add in any mix-ins you want in your cookies. I added chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts.

Step 2: Use a whisk to blend the dry ingredients. It is easier to evenly disperse the chips and nuts while the ingredients are dry so that they don’t stick together.

Photos of steps 3 and 4 making the cookie dough.

Step 3: In a large bowl, partially melt the butter and add the eggs. Add any flavoring you want, like peppermint or vanilla extract. Whisk and then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Step 4: Mix the wet and dry ingredients. This is what your cookie dough should look like. If you use a larger box of cake mix, you may need to add more melted butter.

Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and chill your cookie dough for at least one hour.

Photos of the cookies before and after baking.

Step 5: Preheat the oven to 350º F. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator.

Prepare a cookie sheet and use a medium cookie scoop to drop the dough balls onto the cookie sheet.

🔑 Sandi says: I like to line my cookie sheet with parchment paper. This dough is a little stickier, and the parchment paper prevents the cookies from sticking to the pan.

Step 6: Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, depending on the size cookie you make. I baked mine for 11 minutes using the medium-sized scoop. Remove from the oven, let the cookies sit on the pan 2 minutes, then move them to a cooling rack.

You will love these Gluten Free Toll House Cookies if you love baking cookies.

Baked gluten free cake mix cookies on a baking tray.

Recipe FAQ:

How do you make cake mix cookies better?

It is easy to improve cake mix cookies by adding flavor extracts and mix-ins.

How do you store cake mix cookies?

Store these cake mix cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze cake mix cookies?

Yes! When fully cooled, you can put them into a freezer-safe zip-style bag.

A stack of three cookies on a small white plate. Another cookie is leaning on the stack.

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Include which flour blend you used. This helps others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Baked gluten free cake mix cookies on a baking tray.

Gluten Free Cake Mix Cookies

Sandi Gaertner
Quick and easy gluten free cake mix cookies. All you need is gluten free cake mix and a few simple ingredients.
4.84 from 6 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Optional Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 117 kcal


  • 12 ounces gluten free cake mix * See Notes
  • ½ cup unsalted butter or oil * See Notes
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup chocolate chips * See Notes
  • 2.5 ounces hazelnuts * See Notes


  • Add the cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Add in any chips or nuts you want to use in your cookies.
  • In a smaller bowl, add the partially melted butter or oil and eggs.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the cake mix. Mix into a soft cookie dough.
  • Cover the bowl and put it into the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350º F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a medium cookie scoop to drop cookie dough balls onto the parchment paper.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and slide the parchment paper with the cookies onto a cooling rack.
  • The cookies will be soft until they cool. If you like a crispier cookie, bake it for 12 minutes. (Note baking time will vary by cookie size!)


  1. Use any brand and flavor of gluten free cake mix. I used Simple Mills chocolate cake mix, which is 11.2 ounces. A box of King Arthur GF Cake Mix is 18 ounces. Use your best judgment and add more or less butter or oil so your cookie dough forms and isn’t too dry.
  2. To make this dairy-free, use cooking oil or plant-based butter.
  3. You need to refrigerate the dough. It will be stickier than regular cookie dough, so make it very cold before scooping it onto a cookie sheet to bake.
  4. Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can easily freeze these cookies in a freezer bag. Be sure the cookies are cooled to room temperature before freezing them.
Mix-In Ideas:
  • Any flavor of chocolate chips.
  • Add gluten-free candy like Butterfingers, Rolos, Hershey’s, Reeses Pieces, etc.
  • Use any nuts, or omit them.
  • Add mini marshmallows and nuts to make this Rocky Road flavor.
  • Include freeze-dried strawberries.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 199IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 0.5mg
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  1. 4 stars
    I used Namaste spice mix. Added ginger, more cinnamon, unsweetened coconut and pecans to 2.5C mix, .5C unsweetened butter + 3T sugar. Very tasty! Only problem was slightly scorched bottoms.

    1. Hi, I am glad you enjoyed these cookies. What rack did you put these on in the oven? I usually place my oven rack in the middle of the oven. If the rack is too low, it can scorch the bottoms because the cookie pan is too close to the heat source.

  2. 5 stars
    I made these yesterday using Krusteaz gluten free chocolate cake mix. I used the recommended amount of butter & added extra oil. I also added walnuts & chopped Andes mints. They were so yummy! I will definitely make these again!
    Thank you!