White Cake Cookies

filed under: Cookies on October 31, 2016

These White Cake Cookies are a surprising recipe as they use a cake mix, but when paired with my amazing White Chocolate Buttercream they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! If you want more Cookie Recipes, don’t miss my 50 Best!

{VIDEO} You will be SHOCKED at how easy and delicious these are!

White Cake Cookies

I was not planning on calling these “White Cake Cookies”. They started out as Cake Mix Cookies with White Chocolate Buttercream. But then I tried one… and I realized. These taste just like white cake!! And who doesn’t love cake?

{VIDEO} You will be SHOCKED at how easy and delicious these are!

I used store-bought cake mix to make these cookies. If you want to make them from scratch I recommend a basic Sugar Cookie recipe and pair it with the White Chocolate Buttercream. It won’t be exactly that same, but it will still be amazing!

{VIDEO} You will be SHOCKED at how easy and delicious these are!

To make these cookies you will need:

white cake mix cookie recipe (below)

white chocolate buttercream recipe (below)

1/8 cup measuring scoop

cookie sheet


small offset spatula

How to Make White Cake Cookies

Begin by baking the cookies. Set aside to cool.

Prepare buttercream. Be sure to take care when heating the white chocolate as it is temperamental.

{VIDEO} You will be SHOCKED at how easy and delicious these are!

PRO TIP: When I am heating white chocolate in the microwave I set my power to 30% and heat it for 1 minute, then in 10-second increments stirring well between each heating. This will ensure your white chocolate does not seize and get lumpy!

Once cookies are cooled you can spread the buttercream. I used a small offset spatula, but you can use a spoon or butter knife.

{VIDEO} You will be SHOCKED at how easy and delicious these are!

These cookies are truly delicious plain or covered in that glorious white chocolate buttercream! And with only 3 ingredients, they are certainly easy to make!

5 from 2 votes
{VIDEO} You will be SHOCKED at how easy and delicious these are!
White Cake Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

These White Cake Cookies are quite literally made out of cake mix, but when paired with my amazing White Chocolate Buttercream they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Cake Cookies
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 pkg white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  1. Mix together cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl using a hand-held mixer for about 2-3 minutes. (Do not use the ingredients list and directions from the box.)

  2. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out cookie batter onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Cookies will spread, so space at least 2-inches apart.
  4. Bake at 350° F (175° C) for 8 minutes. You do not want the cookies to brown.
5 from 2 votes
{VIDEO} You will be SHOCKED at how easy and delicious these are!
White Chocolate Buttercream
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Chocolate Buttercream
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 2 sticks 226g or 1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 oz white chocolate melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 c confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. pure almond extract
  1. In a large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer beat the butter at medium speed until creamy. (about 1-2 minutes)

  2. Beat in the melted white chocolate. (Chocolate should still be very creamy and warm)
  3. Add the confectioners' sugar and almond extract and beat at low speed, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl, until light and fluffy

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  • Annie says:

    Simple and delicious! Two of my favorite things! These look great!

  • Brooklyn Murtaugh says:

    Yum, these look so tasty!

  • Joyce Snoddy says:

    I can’t.wait to ma i.e. these for my grandkids. They’re going to love them.

    • Joyce Snoddy says:

      Make ….Sorry

      • betty thompso says:

        I would like the recipe for the white cake cookie and frosting my computer is not working and therefore I can’t print. thank you

  • Cindy Bacon says:

    White chocolate candy bar or the sugarless white chocolate for frosting? It’s not specific and I don’t want to screw it up on the first try!!

    • Amanda says:

      White chocolate morsels will work! 🙂

  • Maggie Jordan says:

    I am in the uk, and I have not seen specific white cake mixes, but for example … Vanilla … but I am sure they are yellow ish …. when emptied into bowl ….bare they the same thing??

    sorry to be dim!! I am in Adelaide at the moment, and I have looked in various supermarkets ….mvutnhave only seen vanilla …. hubbie breathed a sigh of relief as he thought I would fill up suitcases with them on our return!! ( as if …….!!!!). thank you. Maggie

  • Renee says:

    Does the frosting harden?

    • Amanda says:

      It does not.

  • Hope Rodriguez says:

    Can I color the icing. ..

    • KAS says:


  • Robin says:

    Can you freeze them

    • chris evans says:

      I have frozen them without the frosting and they were great once thawed!

  • Debbi says:

    Why salt free butter . Does it make a difference to the taste

    • Amanda says:

      Cake mix cookies are naturally pretty salty… I would not recommend using salted butter. 🙂

    • KAS says:

      What Amanda said! Also having personally made buttercream with both salted and unsalted butter, salted just ends up gross. Buttercream frosting is pretty much what you find on grocery store bakery cakes, though there are different versions of it that sometimes use egg whites or other ingredients. Salted butter just doesn’t taste right to me in a good buttercream. It’ll do if you have absolutely no choice but I definitely think it’s worth running to the store to get unsalted if you’re able!

  • Gayle S. says:

    I am having trouble printing the recipe. Can you help me. I tried print friendly but, want print. Thank you

  • Vicki Atnip says:

    Do they freeze well? If frosted?

  • Christine says:

    Have you used a from scratch cake recipe for the cookies? I don’t use box mixes and would like to know how to alter the cake recipe so these would turn out.


  • Rae says:

    Approximately how cookies does this recipe make?
    Thanks for your reply

    • Renita Lake says:

      I got around 15, but I used a large scoop.

      • chris evans says:

        Do you think you could get 20 if you used a smaller scoop?

  • nikki says:

    Are White chocolate and almond bark interchangeable?

  • Nicole says:

    How many cookies does this yield? Thanks!!

  • Bobbi says:

    How do I know if they are done

    • Renita Lake says:

      The timing in the instructions is spot on. Trust that

  • Annette says:

    I will be making some Italian Fig bars but I don’t like the cookie part of the recipe. Could I use this recipe and add just a little more flour to the cake mix so that it doesn’t spread out when baked???? If I can how much more flour?

  • Elizabeth says:

    How shall I store extra icing? And for how long? My family LOVED this recipe … a new favorite!

  • Renita Lake says:

    Making but will ice with a chocolate buttercream since I forgot the white chocolate this weekend at the store😮 Cannot wait to eat them; they smell yummy in the oven 👍🏾

  • Mary says:

    Made these exact, but my frostinf is not white and fluffy, it looks like i need to add more powder suger

  • Ne says:

    Was wondering if I could refrigerate for 24 hours to make them thicker and soft?
    Should I add cornstarch? Will the egg whites be affected during the chill?

  • Sherry A Pauley says:

    I cannot wait to see your recipes. They are so good. Ty for sharing

  • Sandy Schwarm says:

    Can I use vanilla instead of almond extract. I have never bought almond extract .

  • Jill says:

    Hi Amanda…I was so excited to bake these cookies but I am quickly disenchanted that my frosting is thin and “pulpy”…it seems to be thickening some but not the icing on your photo as I expected. Help!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Add a bit more liquid and keep mixing! It should loosen up. 🙂

  • Nancy says:

    Is there a reason you call for a hand held mixer?