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My favorite flavor combo for fall is cranberry and apples. I love the mix of tart and sweet. These Cranberry Apple Cake Mix Cookies are so easy and yummy – I can wait for you to try them!

We finally had some fabulous fall weather this past weekend. In fact, it’s stormy today! (Well, as stormy as Southern California can get). This kind of weather really puts you in the mood for cozy boots and blankets, fires in the fireplace, hot chocolate, and of course fall baking!

My kids love having cookies (what kid doesn’t??) and they love finding that little treat in their lunchboxes. I love to bake, and I love to bake from scratch, but sometimes just don’t have a ton of time which is cake mix cookies are perfect for us! They are super easy to make and easy to adjust for flavors and mix-ins.

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Cranberry Apple Spice Cake Mix Cookies

My favorite flavor combo for fall is cranberry and apples. I love the mix of tart and sweet. These Cranberry Apple Cake Mix Cookies are so easy and yummy โ€“ I can wait for you to try them!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries like Craisins
  • 1/2 cup peeled and diced apples
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  • Mix egg, oil and water with a fork until just combined.
  • Stir in spice cake mix and stir until well blendedl.
  • Fold in cranberries and apples.
  • Using a cookie scoop, place dough on an ungreased cookie sheet, two inches apart. Press down slightly.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


I think these would also be delicious with pears in place of apples.
Keyword apple spice cookies, cake mix cookies, cranberry apple cookies


Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 173mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

I hope you will love these cookies as much as my family does! Come back and let me know if you try them!

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Joy Miller says:

    We, my hubby & I love the cookies. I was hungry for some Apple & Craisin Cookies & came across your recipe..VERY good and EASY!!
    The only thing I did wrong, which turned out “OK”, was when I read, “use a cookie scoop”, I didn’t have a clue what that was, so I used an ice cream scoop. Then I realized I would not have many cookies that way, so I ‘asked’ Wilton. The next 2 batches, I used my Melon Baller. Just the perfect size!! Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes..I plan to make them ALL, soon!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you for the comment Joy! So glad you enjoyed these. I think either size would be fine. You could also just use a spoon and make evenly sized balls of dough.

  2. Leslie Stevens says:

    Do do you use fresh or dried cranberries(ocean spray craisens?) for this recipe?

    1. Kristin says:

      The recipe calls for dried cranberries. Sorry if that wasn’t clear. I made a change to reflect that. ๐Ÿ™‚