Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

The kids were wanting to bake some chocolate chip cookies this week. I, on the other hand, was so over the whole baking "thing" due to all of the pre-Christmas goodies I had made in recent weeks. We opted to make these super simple cake mix cookies to satisfy their cookie craving.
My kids can pretty much make these on their own. The dough comes together in like, two minutes with little mess and very few dishes dirtied. {That I like, of course.} You don't even need a mixer for these.
These cookies bake up super soft and fluffy. And, while they may not necessarily be grandma's from-scratch version, this is a great recipe to throw together when you are craving chocolate chip cookies and don't want to put in a lot of effort/time. And, I like that this yields only a couple of dozen cookies ... the perfect amount for when cookies are craved, but standing by the oven baking batch-after-batch isn't really desired.

Yields 20 - 24 cookies


1 package dry cake mix (white or yellow)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 cup chocolate chips {mini or regular}


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together dry cake mix and baking powder.

Add in eggs and oil.

Stir to combine.

Add in chocolate chips and stir to distribute.

Drop by the spoonful onto baking sheet - twelve to a tray.

Bake - rotating baking sheet once partway through baking - for 9 - 10 minutes or until cookies barely begin to turn a tan color. {They should be a slightly less pale in color than traditional chocolate chip cookies.}

Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a cooling rack. Serve and enjoy.

08/26/17: Updated photos and made clarifications to recipe/post.


  1. my mix was a bit to thick, so I added 1/4C water and it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi, Helen. I'm sorry you had issues with the thickness. I did read somewhere that different brands of cake mixes vary in ounces a bit, so maybe that is an issue. Glad it worked out for you, however, by adding the water! :)