Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

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Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

My son just had his half-birthday. I don’t know how many of you do that, but kids seem to love it. Hey, any excuse to get a special treat one more day out of the year!

I may have mentioned before that my son doesn’t like chocolate. So whenever it comes time to bake for him, life gets complicated. Because you know, he’s picky. He’s not fond of caramel either, or certain textures really get to him. But candy? Candy is always okay. And candy corn is even better! And when baked into a cookie?

Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

Yep. Happiness!

Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

I used the Halloween Funfetti cake mix to do these. Because really, who can resist Funfetti? The sprinkles in the mix are shaped like bats and pumpkins. That’s kind of impossible to tell, they’re so small. But that’s the idea!

Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

In terms of the cookie dough, I used cake mix. What would better mesh with that extreme sweetness of candy corn than a good cake batter taste? They were the perfect combination. I really couldn’t stop eating these, but more importantly, neither could my son.

Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

It was a good half birthday! Mine’s on Valentine’s Day. Feel free to bake me some cookies then, too!

Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies


1 box Funfetti cake mix (I used Halloween edition)
3-oz. box vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup candy corn


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients and mix well. Fold in 1/2 cup of the candy corn, reserving the rest.
  3. Roll the dough into balls about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons in size. Be sure that the bottom and sides of the dough balls have no candy corn sticking out, because they will melt and bleed onto your baking sheet.
  4. Place the dough on the baking sheet and press candy corn into the top for aesthetic purposes.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes until set. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    What a fun way to celebrate your son’s half birthday! And I agree, any excuse to eat more sweets is always better! πŸ™‚ This candy corn cookies sound fantastic! I’m planning on making cake mix cookies soon, so I will have to try this out!
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    1. Mir

      Oooh, can’t wait to see you what you come up with for your cookies, Gayle! Cake mix cookies are the best. They always bake up so perfectly!

  2. Mary Frances

    If this isn’t the best of the bests then I don’t know what is. The cake mix and candy corn is a total win Mir! Good thinking my friend, the kids will love me forever now πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mary Frances! It’s easy to ply kids with food to win their hearts! πŸ™‚

  3. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    These cookies look fantastic! I big puffy heart candy corn, so I’m pretty sure I could devour a whole batch of these.
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    1. Mir

      Well, if you big puffy heart it, you’ve gotta go there! They’re easy to make and believe me, they go fast. Thanks, Aimee!

  4. marcie

    My son oldest son loves to talk about his half birthday. We don’t celebrate it, but I know he’d love to! These cookies are so fun and a great way to celebrate!
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    1. Mir

      I still celebrate mine, Marcie! Can’t help it. I’m a child at heart!

  5. Mira

    I think they turned out amazing with just few fun ingredients! Vanilla pudding mix is sounds great! Beautiful cookies, kids will like them for Halloween!
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    1. Mir

      I’m a big fan of Halloween cookies, Mira! And I love an easy recipe with few ingredients that tastes more complex!

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Thee cookies look so yummy and delicious Mir – pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks much for the pin, Trish! My son is eating one at this very moment.

  7. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    What a sweet half birthday treat! Adding the candy corn is so fun.
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    1. Mir

      Candy corn is always fun! I have to not buy a lot, though, because it’s massively addictive. Thanks, Erin!

  8. Danielle

    Happy half birthday to your son, Mir! I’m sure he loved these cookies, they look delicious. I love making cake mix cookies, I’ll have to try the candy corn out for Halloween! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      He actually liked them, which is saying a lot for such a picky eater! Definitely try it out. Very seasonal. Thanks, Danielle!

  9. Manali @ CookWithManali

    What fun cookies! I’m sure kids will love these πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      They sure do! But I’ve found adults do, too. Thanks, Manali!

  10. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    These are so pretty! I just love the colors πŸ˜‰ YUM-O!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele! Anything with candy corn makes me super happy!

  11. koby Handwerger

    Nice One I really Loooove Candy Corn

    1. Mir

      Yeah, kiddo. I know.

      1. Koby Handwerger

        I do love celebrating my half birthday!

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