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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate chip cake mix cookies

I don’t attempt to hide the fact that I’m a fan of cake mix cookies. In fact, my cake mix cookie bars recipe over on my other blog, Parent Pretty, is one of my most popular recipes!

No, I don’t bake with cake mixes exclusively (though it’s not the worst idea!), I do love the results, including these soft, chewy, and delicious chocolate chip cake mix cookies!

Chocolate chip cake mix cookies

I love thick, soft cookies.

In fact, I will alway choose a soft cookie over a crispy one. This chocolate chip cake mix cookies recipe produces small but thick cookies that taste great with a big glass of cold milk.

Chocolate chip cake mix cookies

There are really so many ways you could change this recipe to make it unique, including mixing-in M&M’s instead of chocolate chips, or adding some chopped walnuts in with the chocolate chips.

Chocolate chip cake mix cookies

This is such a simple recipe, but, one of my favorites. Chocolate chip cookies will always be my favorite type of cookies—in fact—I’m having a craving just looking at these images and talking about these yumming chocolate chip cake mix cookies! Yum!

Chocolate chip cake mix cookies

Chocolate chip cake mix cookies

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 box yellow cake mix 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup butter, softened 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Empty cake mix into a large bowl set aside. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs and vanilla, pour into cake mix, add the butter. Beat with and electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips a little at a time.

2.Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until edges are set. Cool for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack.

    13 Comments on “Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. Best cookies ever!! I have used spice cake mix added butterscotch chip & pecans, Great!

  2. These cookies are great – my family loved them.  And so easy.  I also made them with a devils food chocolate cake mix – fabulous!!!!

  3. My batter was VERY sticky. Seem to have turned out well (haven’t tried them yet), but definitely don’t look like the picture! Might add milk next time for a creamier texture!

  4. Tried these with my 11 year old son. I only had 1/4 cup of the butter, made up the rest in veggie oil, they came out fabulous, thank you!

  5. These cookies are amazing! I only had a devils food cake mix and I used that for double chocolate-chocolate chip cookies for a bake sale. I used a small scoop and made 4 dozen although only 3 dozen made it to the bake sale!! Thank you Crissy, for sharing.

  6. I just got these out of the oven and they are delicious! But my batter wasn’t dry, it was extremely sticky! Maybe because I completely melted the butter? No big deal. They are so easy a and so good!

  7. So you don’t follow the instructions of the cake mix?

  8. I made these today ans I am not sure what I did wrong….I added everything together and the mixture was dry and crumbly, I added some milk to get it to combine. They came out great and the family loves them….I was just wondering if you had an idea of what happened.

    Thanks for the recipe…will be making again!

    • They are a bit dry when you mix them but they come out just fine!

    • If it helps, I used Duncan Hines cake mix, extra large eggs, and soft butter – my batter was not dry at all. Use a small scoop for perfectly round cookies.

  9. Hi Crissy,

    Absolutely love the pictures of the stacked cookies with the starry background. How did you get that effect?


  10. Ooooh, these sound so fabulous. Melt in your mouth delicious!

    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hmmm these look so yum!

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