Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies – The Cookie Rookie®


Wonderfully soft and studded with white chocolate chips, these Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make and a taste of chocolate heaven. Only 5 ingredients needed!

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Cake Mix Chocolate Cookies

Whenever your chocolate craving hits whip up a batch of these little beauties! So simple to make, these cake mix chocolate cookies are perfect for a quick dessert, party or bake sale. Oven baked to perfection, bursting with chocolate flavor and loaded with with chocolate chips, these are a real crowd pleaser!

Looking for more cookie recipes? Why not also try my Banana Breakfast Cookies and my M&M Brownie Cookies

  • AN EASY COOKIE RECIPE: One of the easiest cookie recipes you can make, only 5 ingredients needed!
  • KID FRIENDLY: The little ones can help make (and eat!) these delicious and easy cookies.
  • SOFT COOKIES: Soft and warm, the texture of these babies is melt in the mouth good!

From pantry to table, these scrumptious chocolate cake mix cookies only take 30 mins!

Trademark Note: In the spirit of transparency, I want to note that some of these ingredients are trademarked products. Betty Crocker™ is a proprietary brand that I want to acknowledge and give credit to.

close up of a baked chocolate cake mix cookie on a baking sheet.

How to Make Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Combine all your ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  3. Form balls with the dough and bake in a pre heated oven, in batches.
  4. Allow to cool and enjoy!
step by step photos for how to make chocolate cake mix cookies.
5 chocolate cake mix cookies stacked in front of a carafe of milk.
What kind of cake mix should I use for these cookies?

I tested this recipe using Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Favorites Devil’s Food Cake Mix. The cookies are incredibly rich and chocolatey with this cake mix, but feel free to use your favorite kind of chocolate cake mix in a 15¼-ounce box.

What other flavors of cake mix can I use?

Make these cookies with any flavor of cake mix you love, not just chocolate.

Can I use butter instead of oil?

Yes! Use an equal amount of melted butter for best results.

How can I make cake mix cookies more special?

To make these cookies extra special, try turning them into pan-banging cookies. In step 4, tear each ball in half and stack the two pieces. Halfway through baking, remove the cookies from the oven and bang the baking sheet against the countertop. Return the cookies to the oven to finish baking. The cookies will have a wrinkly texture and a satisfying chew.

Just use your favorite chocolate cake mix and voila – delicious cookies in a flash!

overhead view of a chocolate cake mix cookie broken in half on a baking sheet.
overhead view of chocolate cake mix cookies on a cooling rack.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover chocolate cake mix cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Store fully-baked chocolate cake mix cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store unbaked cookie dough balls in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, add 2-3 minutes to the final baking time.

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookie Variations

These cake mix cookies are endlessly customizable. Swap out half or all of the white chocolate chips for your favorite chocolate chips, toffee pieces, chopped nuts, sprinkles, or mini peanut butter cups. For a holiday twist, substitute half of the pure vanilla extract for pure peppermint extract.

1 chocolate cake mix cookie missing a bite stacked on another cookie leaning against a carafe of milk.

These soft and chewy chocolate cake mix cookies are so simple to make, made with 5 ingredients and baked in 20 mins – you will be amazed that something so easy is so delicious!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!



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