Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

Semi-homemade Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies are quick, easy and loaded with flavor. Add pecans and toffee for extra crunch.

I can’t resist a good sale. So when box cake mixes go on sale for insanely low prices or I find them on clearance, I snatch them up. Cake mixes are so versatile and are a great starting point for so many desserts!

I had a butter pecan cake mix in my cupboard and also a bag of toffee. I knew that Butter Pecan Cake Mix cookies with buttery toffee had to happen!

pile of butter pecan cookies

Why you’ll love Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies:

  • uses pantry staples
  • ready in 30 minutes
  • buttery pecan flavor
  • versatile flavor ideas
  • soft, delicious cookies!

How to Make Cookies From Cake Mix:

Cake mix cookies are one of the easiest cookies to make. You don’t have to refrigerate the dough or do anything fancy. Just mix and bake!

  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs and oil until blended.
  • Add cake mix and mix well until completely combined.
  • Fold in pecans and toffee bits.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto silpat baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.

You’ll bake the cookies in a 350º Fahrenheit oven for about 11-12 minutes. If you want the cookies to stay soft, don’t let them get brown.

cookies cooling on a wire rack

Recipe Variations:

  • Use any flavor cake mix you’d like.
  • Add chocolate chips or butterscotch chips.
  • Melt chocolate chips and drizzle on top of the cookies.
  • Take two cookies and put ice cream between them for an ice cream sandwich.
closeup of of butter pecan cake mix cookies
closeup of of butter pecan cake mix cookies

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

4.65 from 17 votes
Semi-homemade Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies are quick, easy and loaded with flavor. Add pecans and toffee for extra crunch.
Servings 24
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 box butter pecan cake mix (15.25 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup milk chocolate English toffee bits

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs and oil until blended.
  • Add cake mix and mix well until completely combined.
  • Fold in pecans and toffee bits.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto silpat baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes. We remove our cookies before they get brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container and store at room temperature.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 211
Keyword cake mix, cake mix recipe, cookie recipe

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you use a different cake mix?

Yes. Any cake mix will work, as long as it is meant to bake a 9×13″ cake.

Can you use vegetable or coconut oil?

Yes. Either should work. Make sure to melt the coconut oil to a liquid state before mixing.

Can you add chocolate chips?

Yes! Chocolate chips would be a great addition.

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These are fantastic!

5 stars
Easy to make and taste wonderful 😊

5 stars
I have made these cookies three times and they disappear very quickly, that’s because they are very delicious. I dipped them in chocolate and also drizzled the tops with chocolate that totally took them over the top. So yummy.