Caramel Apple Cake Mix Cookies

Today is Caramel Apple Day and I’m bringing some easy Caramel Apple Cake Mix cookies!

Cake Mix cookies are just that: they start with dry cake mix  and ingredients are added to make a cookie-like consistency.

These particular cookies are super tasty, but also very sticky!   They definitely need to be baked a little longer than other cookies and will need to cool on the pan for another 10 minutes or so until they’ll stay together.

After that, they’re best eaten in a day or two (plan to bring these to a gathering) or they tend to glom together and then everyone is sad.

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Recipe note:

I am able to find “caramel bits” locally.  If these are not available, take wrapped caramels and cut them into small pieces, about the size of a chocolate chip.

Caramel Apple Cake Mix Cookies

1 (15.25 ounce) box white cake mix

½ cup old fashioned oats

4 ounces (7 tablespoons) unsweetened applesauce

2 eggs

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup caramel bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Place all of the ingredients except the caramel bits into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Mix until completely combined.  Stir in the caramel bits.

Use a 2-tablespoon scoop to scoop the dough onto the prepared baking mats.  Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.

Cool on  the pans for a 5-10 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely

Makes about 2 ½ dozen cookies


  1. I have never heard of caramel bits, but they sound perfect for holiday baking. I can't wait to try this process. Thanks, Amy, for joining me to celebrate National Caramel Apple Day!

  2. Apple cake is my favorite so I know I will love these cookies made with cake mix.


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