Cherry Cake Batter m&m Cookies

The best cookies are cookies with very little ingredients and still taste amazing. Cake batter cookies tend to be one of those. Using a cake mix as a base for the cookie gives flavor as well as moisture to the cookie without having to follow a recipe with a lot of ingredients.

Adding to that, I LOVE cherry and chocolate together. My favorite candy bar is the Cherry Mash, which unfortunately is not that easy to find. But when I decide I need cherry and chocolate in my life, I usually just jump right in and create some sort of dessert. After I made Cupid’s Chow this last week, (go check it out) I had another cherry cake mix and decided I needed to make cake batter cookies with it.

Cherry Cake Batter m&m Cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 139 kcal


  • 1 box cherry cake mix
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 10 oz plain m&ms


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake batter, flour, eggs, vegetable oil, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer until combined. Add in the m&ms and mix again until combined.
  • Form tablespoon sized balls from the dough and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with either parchment paper or a silicone baking pad. Bake at 375°F for 7 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are slightly browned. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week.


Serving: 2cookiesCalories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bar cookie, cherry, chocolate
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Have you every made cookies from a cake mix? Did you find it easier and quicker than the traditional way of cookie baking, or do you prefer adding each ingredient separately? Do you love chocolate and cherry together as well? Hope y’all are having an amazing week. Stay safe, be kind, and hug your loved ones.

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