Chocolate cake mix cookies (aka: lazy cake cookies with chocolate cake mix) are so simple—but so tasty—that no one will believe they came from a cake mix! (We won’t tell about this simple dessert recipe if you won’t tell!) This will be one of your new favorite easy cookies recipe ideas (especially if you try out different chocolate cookies using cake mix!) or if you’re looking for things to make with chocolate cake mix batter or a last minute, go to dessert.
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
These cookies are made from chocolate cake batter and are also called chocolate crinkle cake mix cookies. These are great for cake mix Christmas cookies or even when you need a quick and easy dessert for parties or cookouts! Use any of your favorite chocolate cake mix to make cookies!
How To Make Cookies From Chocolate Cake Mix
- Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix of Choice
- Vegetable oil
- Powdered Confectioners Sugar
(That really is all the cookie recipe ingredients!) See the full cake mix chocolate cookie recipe below! KEEP SCROLLING!
Can you make cookies from chocolate cake mix?
YES! Chocolate cake mix makes a really yummy and super easy cookie recipe! With just a few ingredients — like chocolate cake mix, eggs, and oil — added to a store bought cake mix, you can have chocolate cookies in a short time. Add chocolate chips for cake mix chocolate chip cookies!
What can you put in chocolate cake mix cookies?
These cookies are fun because you can really play around with the cookie recipe!
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookie Recipe Ideas:
- Chocolate Chips (for double chocolate chip cookies from cake mix!)
- White Chocolate Chips
- Macadamia Nuts
- Chocolate Hershey Kisses
- Peppermint Kisses
- Chopped Chocolate Mints (like these)
- Crushed Peppermint (or Candy Canes for Christmas cookies!)
- Peanut Butter
- Cream Cheese
- Cherry Pie Filling
- Coffee or Espresso
- Reese’s Candies
- Rolo Candies
- Crushed Oreo Cookies
- Brownie Pieces
- Marshmallows (for more like a smores cookie)
A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to cake mix cookies and I was all like, “Huh? What?”
I had NO IDEA!
These cake mix cookies are so tasty!
And, making these cookies is so easy!
And then, I felt like nothing in my life made sense.
After I picked myself up and brushed myself off, I knew I needed more.
I decided to play around with different flavors and mixtures and this recipe for chocolate cake mix cookies quickly became our favorite—(although we did really enjoy the yellow cake mix cookies, white cake mix cookies, lemon cake mix cookies, and red velvet cake mix cookies, too!).
(YES! I said RED VELVET!)
Honestly, you can try any cake mix flavor for your cake mix cookies, but definitely do the chocolate cake mix cookies first!
(They’re full of chocolatey, fudge goodness that will make everything right in the world!)
Can you freeze cake mix cookies?
You can freeze cake mix cookies before or after you make them. To freeze before, prepare the cake mix cookies following the recipe, then chill the dough in the refrigerator. After chilling, form dough into balls and place them in a freezer bag (for up to 3 months). Before baking, allow dough to come to room temperature and then bake the cookies as directed in the recipe. To freeze after baking, allow cookies to cool completely and then place them in a single layer in a freezer bag up to 1 month.
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Now to the yummy and super easy 4 ingredient chocolate cookies!
(YEP! FOR REAL! Just four ingredient cookies for these chocolate cake batter cookies!)
How To Make Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
For these easy cookies, you can use whatever is your favorite chocolate cake mix (you can make them as Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix cookies or Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix cookies or whatever brand of mix for cakes you like best!).
We found that the fudge chocolate cake mix makes the best cookies (because we like chocolate fudge gooey chocolate cake mix cookies!), but you can also use the chocolate boxed mix you like best (even German chocolate cake mix cookies or Devil’s Food!). You can even use yellow cake mix or Funfetti cake mix cookies!
Also, these are more chocolate cake mix drop cookies and not like the regular dough you’re used to for cookies!
- 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix of Choice, (We used chocolate fudge and it makes really rich, fudgy cookies!)
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable oil
- 2 Eggs
- Powdered (Confectioners) Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil, and eggs. Mix well until the "dough" forms into a ball.
- With your hands, make dough into small balls, about 1-inch each.
- Roll dough balls in powered sugar and place on baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 °F degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- After baking, let the cookies stand on sheet for two minutes. Cool on racks.
Don't let the "dough" worry you. This won't be like regular cookie dough, it forms into a shiny ball.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
We decided to pair up these easy cake mix cookies with (what else?) Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory!
RECIPE AND READ FOR KIDS: Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Pair With Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
For this recipe, we paired it with one of my favorites — the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book by Roald Dahl.
(You may call the book by the movie’s name: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which is a great theme when learning how to make chocolate cookies out of cake mix!)
It’s such an amazing and fun classic story that—if you haven’t yet—you really need to read it with your kids and not just watch the movie.
You probably know the story, but just in case (from the book):
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!
But only five lucky children will be allowed inside.
And the winners are:
Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating;
Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger;
Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around;
Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television;
and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
Here’s a little fun tip: Roald Dahl’s name is pronounced Roo-all Doll (and not Rolled Doll, like many people pronounce it).
Also, you can always watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and then read the book later.
(Of course, I recommend the classic and not the new one with Johnny Depp—at least not at first. We showed my nephew the Johnny Depp one first and that was forever the “real” Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie in his mind.)
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!