4 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

If you’re looking for an easy no-fail oatmeal cookie then these 4 ingredient oatmeal cookies are perfect. This recipe couldn’t get any simpler or more basic. You will enjoy every fluffy and flavorful bite.

plate of oatmeal cookies

Cake mix oatmeal cookies

Delicious spice cake mix and oatmeal come together for this simple and easy cake mix cookies recipe. With just 4 ingredients and a little effort, you can have 12 large cookies or 30 smaller ones ready to enjoy in no time.

I often find myself buying cake mixes when they go on sale but I’m not always thinking about cake when I get them. Turning them into other treats like red velvet cheesecake brownies or turning them into something like cherry chip cookies, or even cake mix banana bread are all fun ways to get new uses out of a simple box.

Every box of cake mix has leavening agents, flavors, spices, and baking staples mixed together saving you time and effort while giving you wonderfully tasty results. Gotta love that, right?

ingredients needed for easy oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies ingredients

  • Boxed Spice Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Canola Oil
  • Quick Cooking Oats

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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a plate filled with oatmeal cookies

Tips for making oatmeal cookies from cake mix

You can make large and puffy cookies like I did or you can make them smaller too. Want them thinner? No problem!

Just use the bottom of a cup to smoosh them down slightly and they won’t be as puffy but will be even bigger so make space on the baking sheet to accommodate this change.

You can also add in up to 1 cup of raisins, chopped nuts, or chocolate chips if desired!

The big and important thing to note is that the cookies should cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before getting placed on a wire cooling rack. This will allow the cookies to set before being moved and to finish the cooking process.

oatmeal cookies on a wire rack with scattered oats

FAQ’s about oatmeal spice cake mix cookies

How long are cake mix cookies good for?

If kept stored at room temperature in an airtight container, you can expect your cookies to last about 3-5 days and still taste great. Freeze cookies for a longer storage option.

Do I have to use quick cooking oats for oatmeal cookies?

While you could use any oat of preference, quick cooking oats work best in this recipe because it gives a nice and soft cookie that isnt too chewy or hard.

collage showing how to make oatmeal cookies

How to make 4 ingredient oatmeal cookies

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, and oats until well mixed.

Using a large cookie scoop or 2 rounded tablespoons make balls of dough and place them on the cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.

Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes until the edges look set and the tops are no longer glossy.

Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.

Keep stored in an airtight container.

hand holding a halved large oatmeal cookie

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4 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious spice cake mix and oatmeal come together for this simple and easy cake mix cookies recipe. With just 4 ingredients and a little effort you can have 12 large cookies or 30 smaller ones ready to enjoy in no time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4 ingredient oatmeal cookies, cake mix oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cookies from cake mix, oatmeal spice cake mix cookies
Servings: 13 cookies
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz Boxed Spice Cake Mix
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Quick Cooking Oats

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients together until well mixed.
  • Using a large cookie scoop or for smaller cookies do 2 rounded tablespoons per ball. Space the cookie dough balls out on a baking sheet at least 2 inches apart to allow for expanding.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes until edges look set and the tops are no longer glossy.
  • Let cool on the baking sheets for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Enjoy.
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Notes

This recipe makes 13 large cookies or 30 small (2 tablespoon sized) cookies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1large cookie | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.3g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 28.6mg | Sodium: 96.2mg | Potassium: 81.4mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 12.3IU | Calcium: 15.7mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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