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.  I'd been seeing these cake mix cookies on different recipe sites in recent months and was a bit curious. 

I have to admit that I was a little skeptical of this idea.  While it is quite a helpful shortcut to use a boxed cake mix for making chocolate chip cookies, I wasn't sure I'd be happy with the results.

The kids pretty much made these on their own.  The dough came together in like, two minutes with little mess and very few dishes dirtied.  That I like!  (No mixer and no beaters!)

And, ya know what?  They were pretty good cookies.  Maybe not "grandma's cookies" kind of good, but I would totally make these again.  It's a great recipe to throw together when you are craving chocolate chip cookies, but don't want to put in a lot of effort/time and don't want a huge batch.  (This recipe yielded about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.)

Also, we actually liked these better several hours after they had been baked.


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


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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

Add in the eggs and oil.  Stir to combine.

Add in the chocolate chips and stir to distribute.

Drop by the spoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet. 

Bake for 9 - 10 minutes or until cookies barely begin to start to turn a tan color.  You want these a little "paler" in color than traditional chocolate chip cookies.  Also, I rotated the baking sheet once partway through baking. 

Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Yields about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

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  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! :)