Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies


Except at the holidays or special occasion, we don’t bake a lot of cakes at our house. However, I do pick up cake mixes sometimes when they are on sale because we use them for different recipes (like these brownie bites cannonballs we made with our pirate party).

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (AFFILIATE)
Recently I was craving chocolate cookies (of some kind), but we didn’t have any pre-made cookie dough and I really wasn’t up for cookies from scratch. (I was just in one of those moods, you know?) So, I grabbed a chocolate cake mix out of the pantry and ended up making some of THE BEST chocolate cookies I’ve ever had. And? It was super simple! Just a few ingredients and you have yummy cake mix cookies!

And, you know us, we always love to pair up our recipes with a good book or lesson! For this recipe, we started one of my favorites — the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (AFFILIATE)
Also, if you don’t want to start the book, you can always watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. (Of course, I recommend the classic and not the new one with Johnny Depp.)

Start the movie while the cookies are baking and then when they’re finished you’ll have some yummy chocolate treats to enjoy while you watch the rest of the movie!


Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
Author: Jackie & Ella
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  • Chocolate Cake Mix of Choice (we used Chocolate Fudge)
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Powdered Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine cake mix, oil and eggs in a bowl and mix well until the “dough” forms into a ball.
  3. With your hands, make dough into small balls, about 1 inch.
  4. Roll dough balls in powered sugar and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  6. After baking, let the cookies stand on sheet for two minutes.
  7. Cool on racks.
Don’t let the “dough” worry you. This won’t be like regular cookie dough, it forms into a shiny ball.

If you want to do a chocolate theme for learning or homeschooling, check out some of these books. They make a great pairing with this recipe!

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About Author

Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.


  1. I was also in the mood for cookies, but, I was thinking, what can I add to the cake mix? Nuts? Chocolate chips? Hmm. I Googled and found your recipe. So glad I did. I made them exactly as written, and, they are delicious!! Couldn’t have been easier. Thank you!

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