Delicious easy to make Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies! You won't believe how great these cookies taste.
Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies
I recently received a copy of the Complete Cake Mix Magic Cookbook. I only thought of using cake mixes for cakes. After looking at the 300 recipes in this cookbook, I realize I have missed some fantastic treats.
I had yet to learn you could make cheesecake, cookies, rolls, muffins, and more made with cake mix.
After looking at every cookbook page twice, I began the adventure by making cookies. I could not imagine what a cookie would taste like with a cake mix.
Well, let me tell you, they taste AMAZING!! John was home for lunch while I was baking these, and he was happy to be the "tester" of the cookies.
He said they were great and took a couple back to work with him. These cookies were so dang easy to make. Almost more manageable than making them from a cookie mix.
I adapted one of the recipes in the cookbook, Chunky Chocolate Pecan Cookies, with items we had in the house to make Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make epic Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- White Cake Mix
- Chocolate Chips
Optional mix ins - sprinkles, walnuts, pecans
We hope you love these Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies! They are so fun to make.
- Large Mixing Bowl or Electric Hand Mixer
- Rounded Tablespoon, Cookie Scoop, or Ice Cream Scoop
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Cooling Rack
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat on low speed for a minute or until just smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours.
- Preheat oven
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake
- Cool on a baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead: These chocolate cake mix cookies prepare well ahead of time! Make the cookie dough up to 24 hours before baking, and always keep it refrigerated in an airtight container.
Storage: Store your leftover Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies at room temperature in an airtight container and enjoy them within three days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies freeze well, unbaked or baked. The cookie dough will remain good for about three months if stored in an airtight, freezer-safe container. We like storing baked leftovers in an airtight, freezer-safe container, like a Ziploc bag, where they’ll remain good for about three months.
How to Reheat: The cookie dough and baked cookies should be thawed overnight in your fridge or for a few hours on your kitchen countertop until they reach room temperature.
Substitutions: You can use a yellow cake mix, vanilla cake mix, or any flavor that sounds good to you.
These cookies are also the perfect blank canvas for customizing with as many fun ingredients as your heart desires! Change out chocolate chips or add nuts, Reese's Pieces, peanut butter chips, coconut, pretzels, or anything that sounds good.
We used a white cake mix but you can use a chocolate devil's food cake mix to make chocolate chocolate chip cake mix cookies.
Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker, really any cake mix brand can be used to make these cookies.
Vegetarian Option: This Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookie recipe is vegetarian-friendly.
Vegan Option: Most cake mixes are safe for vegans if you replace eggs and milk with your go-to plant-based substitutes. Always check the packaging to ensure the cake mix contains no dairy, as some have milk. Vegans should also replace butter and chocolate chips with plant-based alternatives.
Gluten-Free: Use a gluten-free cake mix and chocolate chips to make this recipe gluten-free.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: We use one box of white cake mix to yield 32 Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies. Scale the written recipe up or down, depending on your desired quantity.
Make it Spicy: Add cinnamon and cayenne pepper to turn these semi-homemade cookies into spicy Mexican Chocolate Cookies!
Sugar-Free: This recipe contains 12 grams of sugar per serving, but remember that the final amount depends on your ingredients. Swap the white cake mix and chocolate chips for sugar-free alternatives to make it sugar-free.
Tips for the Best Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
- Placing the cookie dough in the refrigerator will help produce soft and chewy cookies.
- An ice cream scoop is a great way to get even cookies. You can also use two spoons to scoop the dough.
- Place the cookies on a rack to cool completely.
- An electric mixer helps get this dough mixed with minimal labor.
- Use a preheated oven set to 350°F so the cookies bake evenly.
- Parchment-lined baking sheets make it easy to remove the cookies.
Overall, it’s a great recipe that the entire family will love!
What to Serve with Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
Make this classic semi-homemade cookie a part of your favorite comfort food meal. Here are some menu planning suggestions.
Sides: Funeral Potatoes, Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp, Air Fryer Baked Potato, Jiffy Cornbread with Sour Cream, Sweet Potato Casserole with Canned Yams, Crockpot Bourbon Baked Beans, Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole, Loaded Mashed Slow Cooker Cauliflower
Main Dishes: Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, Pizza Monkey Bread, KFC Famous Bowl, Hot Dog Chili, Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken, Pepperoni Rolls, Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole, Crockpot Baked Ziti, Crockpot Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole, Crockpot Gumbo
Desserts: Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies, Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies, Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies, Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies, Nutella Cookies, Lemon Butter Cookies, Butter Pecan Cookies, Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Drinks: Copycat Chick fil A Frosted Coffee, Banana Milkshake, Strawberry Milkshake, Red Robin Freckled Lemonade, CopyCat McDonald's Sweet Tea, CopyCat Wendy's Frosty, CopyCat Starbucks Frappuccino, CrockPot Caramel Latte, CopyCat Sonic Cherry Limeade
When to Serve
- Snack time
- Family Gatherings
- Tailgating Parties
- Kids birthday parties
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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies
- In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Beat on low speed for a minute or until just smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate dough for a couple of hours
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-15 minutes (mine took around 12 minutes)
- Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove to wire rack to cool completely
Recipe originally shared on November 27, 2012. Updated September 2020. September 2023
I found this recipe in the Complete Cake Mix Magic: 300 Easy Desserts Good as Homemade