Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

filed under: Cookies on December 2, 2015

These Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies come together in just minutes! Don’t miss my other amazing cookie recipes!

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies~ Easy, Fast, and the BEST tasting!

Cake Mix Cookies

Tis the season for cookies! I decided that I need to really amp up my cookie recipe arsenal. As much as I love the fabulous New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that takes a good 48 hours to make, I often need something that is faster. (Ok, ok, so I don’t need them faster, but sometimes a girl gets cravings!)

No one ever has to know how easy these Chocolate Chip Cookies are... OR what your secret is!

How to Make ANY FLAVOR Cake Mix Cookies

You can take any flavor box cake mix and add:

1/3 cup melted butter

2 eggs

The batter will be thick, and that is ok. (The consistency will vary a little bit from one box mix to another.) I use a mini ice cream scoop and drop the dough about 2-inches apart from other cookies. Bake according to the recipe below and voila! You have an easy cookie that people will enjoy!

No one ever has to know how easy these Chocolate Chip Cookies are... OR what your secret is!

So are you ready for an HONEST review?

While I did like these cookies, I could definitely taste that something was distinct. There is a noticeable change in texture and flavor. Quite frankly, there is no substitute for a delicious, from-scratch, homemade chocolate chip cookie and, if you are taking the time to bake one, I say GO FOR IT and grab a great recipe!

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are in a pinch then these Cake Mix cookies will work just fine! 🙂

4.41 from 5 votes
No one ever has to know how easy these Chocolate Chip Cookies are... OR what your secret is!
Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins

These Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies come together in just minutes!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookies
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix (15.25 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans or for a convection oven).

  2. In large bowl beat cake mix, butter, and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. (You can also do this by hand)

  3. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  4. Drop dough about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

  5. Bake cookies 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are set (centers will be soft and cookies will be very light in color). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.

  6. Store covered.


No one ever has to know how easy these Chocolate Chip Cookies are... OR what your secret is!

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  • Lori Andrews says:

    Can you oil instead of bitter?

  • Cristina says:

    Made, and I completely agree nothing beats a good ol’from scratch chocolate chip cookie… However, these cookies were pretty good, I enjoyed how light and fluffy they tasted.

  • Jean Kenyon says:

    Can these cookies be frozen

  • Jw says:

    I am planning on trying to bake up some cookies like you kust showed me

  • Sandra says:

    Not sure I baked them long enough
    Gooey on inside

    But tasted good
    I did devils food with white chips

  • Mary says:

    Very good an easy to make. 🍪🍪

  • Matt says:

    Came across this recipe when I was just looking for something different, and have to say it will become a good backup when I need to make something quick, easy, and rather tasty.

    I used a betty crocker french vanilla box cake, added 3 drops of mint extract, and then put in dark chocolate chips. Found 12-13 minutes was perfect.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Kelsey De Jong says:

    I did some of what Matt did and added pudding mix with vanilla by Betty Crocker, mine turned out kinda dry tasting so it wasn’t a hit with me

  • Shannon tengaru says:

    My name is Shannon tengaru I am a big fan of chocolate chip cookies and cake

  • MarshaCarr says:

    Madethechocolatechipcakemixcookiesandtheyturnoutgreat thankswillmakeitagain

  • Terry says:

    Easy recipe for little ones to mix and have fun. Thank you

  • andrea says:

    what can i use to substitute yellow cake mix?

  • Len says:

    Great recipe’s.

  • Tutu Kadekawa says:

    My 11 year old grandson and I made these cookies except added 2 heaping Tbs. of Nestles Quik chocolate powder. They were delicious 😋! Will definitely make it again.

  • Jo says:

    I had removed a cup of yellow cake mix from the box for some other project – can’t remember what – but was nervous about baking another cake with it. I ran across this recipe just in time. I added a cup of flour and went for it. So easy and really quite delightful. Thanks!

  • Mike says:

    Help! my chocolate cookies used to look like normal chocolate chip cookies but now they look as if i have add cocoa to the recipe. and they don’t taste the same. Any ideas what happened

  • Barbara Jackson says:

    Your recipes look so good 😋😋 can’t wait to try them.