Butterscotch Toffee Cake Mix Cookies

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These ooey-gooey golden cookies rate an OUTSTANDING! So quick and easy to make & bake, the stress rating is a chilled RELAXED. It’s time to bake cookies!!

As I always told my two youngest sons when they were growing up, there is no cookie shortage!  The same holds true today.  The only difference is now I can make cookies in less than half the time. These ooey-gooey, mouth-watering cookies take less than 5 minutes to mix up and just 10 minutes per batch to bake.  The flavors are fabulous and a fun change from chocolate chip.

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These cookies are made with a butter pecan boxed cake mix.  Seriously, boxed cake mix is the best thing to ever happen to baking cookies. There’s no messing around with measuring flour, sugar, and other ingredients. I love it!  All you need is two eggs and a half cup of oil.  The gooey butterscotch flavor comes from butterscotch chips.  The toffee is from a bag of toffee bits which you can find next to the chocolate chips in the baking aisle of your favorite store.  I prefer to use canola oil in my cookies, but vegetable oil or any other neutral oil can be used. 

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Equipment and tools include a baking sheet, silicone mat (or parchment paper), wire rack, electric mixer, mixing bowls, a cookie scoop, and spatula.

Simply combine the oil and eggs and add in the cake mix.  I used a hand-held electric mixer.  The dough gets quite stiff.  My mixer had a tough time, and I ended up just using a spoon.  When thoroughly mixed, stir in the chips and bits.  A cookie scoop does quick work in dropping perfectly sized balls on a prepared baking sheet.

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In a large bowl, beat eggs and oil until blended; gradually add cake mix and mix well. Fold in chips and toffee bits with a spoon or spatula.

I love my silicone mats!  They work like a dream. Clean-up is just a matter of wiping them down, and they are incredibly durable.  Parchment paper also works great, and it just gets tossed.  Last resort, use non-stick spray directly on the sheet pan and deal with the cleaning. 

Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, place rounded balls 2 inches. apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.

I bake 12 cookies at a time, which gives more than adequate space for the cookies to expand without crowding or blending into each other. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°. The cookies will be soft and sticky when they come out of the oven. Let them cool on the baking pan for 3-5 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.

Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

This recipe makes approx. 4 dozen ooey-gooey, melt in your mouth sweet treats.  A glass of milk or a cup of coffee is the best way to enjoy this snack. What are you waiting for? It’s time to bake cookies!!!


Butterscotch Toffee Cake Mix Cookies

Recipe by Jane BruceCourse: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Each soft chewy cookie is packed with the sweet buttery goodness of butterscotch chips and toffee bits. Perfect for an after-school snack or mid-day coffee break.


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup canola oil

  • 1 package butter pecan cake mix (regular size)

  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips

  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat eggs and oil until blended; gradually add cake mix and mix well. Fold in chips and toffee bits with a spoon or spatula.
  • Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, place rounded balls 2 inches. apart onto baking sheets lined with silicone mats or parchment paper. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.


  • The batter gets very stiff, if you’re using a handheld electric mixer it may not be able to handle it.  If it starts to stall, simply use a mixing or wood spoon to finish combining the cake mix with the eggs and oil. 
  • Zhoosh: Add some chopped pecans or walnuts.  You could also do half butterscotch and half chocolate chips.
  • Shop smart: When cake mix goes on sale or BOGO, stock up on different flavors – you never know when the craving from freshly baked cookies will hit.  The basic cake mix cookie recipe is 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil and any flavor cake mix. Ta-da, COOKIES!

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