Life is so much better with cookies!  Wouldn’t you agree?  It is not a secret that I love to bake and it is also not a secret that cookies are my FAVORITE!  I don’t know what it is about a cookie but I love them more than any one person possibly should.  These Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies are awesome!  If you have had Butter Cake before than you know that it can be very rich.  Taking all of the traditional flavors and making them into a cookie is the perfect way to get all of the flavor without it being too much.

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After the Texas Sheet Cake Cookies I made with a cake mix were so popular, I decided to go ahead and try out another idea I had.  One of my “official” taste testers is my nephew Owen and he told me that these were the best cookies ever!  He also hoped I would make them again for him really soon, so I took that as a seal of approval.

Here are some other awesome cake mix cookie recipes to check out, Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting and Red Velvet Kiss Cookies.

Cake mix cookies are really so simple.  It is a Butter Cake Cookie, so of course I used melted butter in the dough instead of vegetable oil.  My biggest piece of advice when baking cake mix cookies is NOT to over bake the cookies. 

Take them out of the oven, even if they look a little under done and then let them cool on the warm cookie sheet.  This will let them continue to cook a bit and the cookie will set up to be just the right softness.

The glaze has granulated sugar in it and so you need to be sure and cook it long enough for the sugar to dissolve.  A teaspoon on each cookie was the perfect amount.

A cookie sheet full of…YUMMMMMM!  All they needed was a sprinkle of powdered sugar once the glaze had set up.

The result is a moist, chewy and buttery cookie with a delicious glaze.  It really is a Butter Cake…but in a cookie and honestly, what could be better than that??  Excuse me while I go eat a cookie or three.

Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies

All of the buttery flavors of the traditional Kentucky Butter Cake but in a cookie that is made with a cake mix.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 cookies


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 eggs {whisked}
  • 1/3 cup butter {melted}


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Combine cookie ingredients in large bowl and mix until completely incorporated. NOTE: Dough will be thick.

    Using a medium sized cookie scoop {or heaping tablespoon}, scoop cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

    Bake for 7-8 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 4-5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Repeat until all of the dough is baked.


  1. Combine the glaze ingredients in a small sauce pan.  Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved {it took about 4 minutes}, being sure to whisk the whole time.  Spoon a teaspoon of glaze over each cookie and spread out, if necessary.  

    Let glaze set and then sprinkle with powdered sugar. Keep cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.