Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies.

These chocolate cake mix cookies are so easy to make. Soft, chewy, and bursting with chocolate flavor. Cover them in sprinkles for a festive treat!

Soft-Baked Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make if you're in a hurry. Full of chocolate flavor and covered in sprinkles!

These are the easiest cookies I’ve ever made!  Just like my peanut butter sweethearts, these cookies require minimal clean up and can be made in just one bowl. Take a box of chocolate cake mix, a couple eggs, oil, a splash of vanilla, and a bit of baking powder – and you can have homemade cookies in just 30 minutes.

Soft-Baked Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make if you're in a hurry. Full of chocolate flavor and covered in sprinkles!

Soft-Baked Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make if you're in a hurry. Full of chocolate flavor and covered in sprinkles!

They are super soft, almost a cross between a fudgy brownie and a chewy cookie. You may leave them plain or roll them in some festive sprinkles, like these tiny hearts for Valentine’s Day.

I also decorated a couple cookies with some red mini M&Ms I had leftover from my rainbow m&m cookies. Feel free to use any sprinkle/candy of choice:

Soft-Baked Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make if you're in a hurry. Full of chocolate flavor and covered in sprinkles!

These are the perfect cookies if you’re in a rush and need a chocolate treat quickly. Because we both know when that chocolate craving hits, you gotta satisfy it ASAP.

Enjoy!

Soft-Baked Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make if you're in a hurry. Full of chocolate flavor and covered in sprinkles, they make a wonderfully festive treat!

Soft-Baked Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are so easy to make if you're in a hurry. Full of chocolate flavor and covered in sprinkles!

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Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

These chocolate cake mix cookies are so easy to make. Soft, chewy, and bursting with chocolate flavor. Cover them in sprinkles for a festive treat!

Yield: 30 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (I used Pillsbury devil's food)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, canola oil, or melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles for rolling (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well with a rubber spatula. It will take a bit of elbow grease to get it all combined.  If the cookie dough seems too sticky, chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes so it is easier to handle.

Pour some sprinkles onto a plate or into a bowl.  Form dough into tablespoon-sized balls and roll in the sprinkles.

Bake on a parchment paper or silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet for 10 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for another 10 minutes after removing from the oven.  Enjoy!

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57 Responses to “Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies.”

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    Barbara Schievingposted February 4, 2012 at 5:22 am

    So many fabulous fun cookies on your site. Love how you dressed this one up for Valentine’s.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Dessertsposted February 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    These are cute – love the sprinkles! I had been wondering about the texture of cookies make with cake mixes, these sound perfect for a cookie to me!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted March 13, 2012 at 4:59 am

    I have chocolate cake mix cookies on my 2012 baking list…yes, by the end of the year I plan to make room for them :)

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    • Sallyreplied on March 13th, 2012 at 5:10 am

      well i cannot WAIT to see all you have in store for 2012 Averie! :)

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    Dee at Deelicious Sweetsposted March 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I made these for a party last weekend and they were amazing! Coming over to you from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 26th, 2012 at 10:50 am

      thank you so much Dee!

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    christineposted December 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Look delish! For some reason I don’t believe a box of cake mix will only make 30 cookies. That doesn’t seem like very many to me. Is it true??

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    • Sallyreplied on December 6th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Hey Christine! I rolled the dough into 30 cookies. So yes, this recipe makes 30 average sized cookies, but the size depends on how large you roll them.

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    taylorposted December 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    i made these tonight and they were a huge hit! thanks for great recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 9th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you Taylor! You are very welcome – I haven’t made these since earlier in the year and I am definitely going to make them again for the holidays!

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    Meganposted December 12, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Hey Sally,
    Just wondering if the preheat temperature is in degrees fahrenheit ?
    Probably sounds like a stupid question, but I’ve only just found this site today and am completely oblivious as to whether this site isn’t Australian. :)
    Sorry for my inexperience, but I’m only a 15 year old, ‘newly-discovered’ baker. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on December 12th, 2012 at 5:32 am

      Hi MEgan! No problem at all – yes, the oven temperature is in Fahrenheit for these cookies and ALL the recipes on my website. :) Happy Baking Megan!

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    Angela Tposted January 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Hi, I just made a few today but the cookies did not spread out, do you know how I can fix this for the next batch?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 22nd, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Hi Angela! I’m sorry these cookies didn’t spread for you. This is a very old post and I’ve been meaning to update the recipe format. However, I haven’t had a problem with these spreading. I’m going to suggest leaving out the flour next time and slightly flattening the cookies before going into the oven.

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    Natashaposted February 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Really loving your page!!!!! Any decorative fourth of July recipes!!! I know it’s months away, but u know!! Lol!!

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    Marina Lejosposted February 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Let cookies so pretty, I love them!

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    Nancyposted February 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    What a yummy website! Great ideas! You are a woman after my heart!!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 6th, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Thanks Nancy! :) Let me know if you make anything!

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    Melissaposted February 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Hey! So I made a slight variation by adding wild cherry jello to the mix :) super yummy!!! The only thing I noticed was that the dough was super sticky so I put it in the fridge for an hour or so until I could roll it. Fabulous!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 10th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Cherry + Chocolate are a killer combination Melissa! I like your version! I have to try it someday. And yes, the dough is stickier than most cookie doughs. I love these cookies!

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    Taraposted February 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    These are so cute. I just made them and they came out so good. I was just wondering if you have to use wooden spoon? Is there any way an electric mixer could be used instead? Thank you!!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 13th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      An electric mixer is fine, but I find mixing by hand (with any type of spoon – I prefer wooden) is easier. Thanks Tara!

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    Sarahposted February 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    My kids & I made these for Velentine’s Day! They are so festive and yummy(and easy!)!!
    I have been enjoying your recipes and am happy to have found a fellow baking addict. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on February 15th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Hey Sarah! That’s so great! These are a fun cookie for Valentine’s Day :) So happy you found my website.

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    Stephanieposted February 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Thank you for the recipe, it was a hit i use funfettii cake mix instead it came out really good so thank you!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 17th, 2013 at 9:33 am

      I love using funfetti cake mix for cake mix cookies. Thanks for reporting back Stephanie! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

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    Saraposted February 20, 2013 at 2:04 am

    I found this recipe on tumblr today and made it right away. Super delicious! I think it was a Betty Crocker devil’s food cake mix I used, and it worked just fine. Also, I used a pastry blender to mix the dough and a cookie scoop to form my dough balls. It made it so much easier to work with that thick dough! And then I rolled them in powdered sugar and they came out beautiful. They looked just like crinkle cookies! Everyone loved them. Thanks so much!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 20th, 2013 at 9:03 am

      I love rolling them into powdered sugar. :) Thanks for letting me know, Sara, and I’m glad you found my website! I love these cookies.

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    Lauraposted February 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    your site is now my go to for baking! I am very happy that I stumbled upon this. Keep up the good work!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 26th, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Laura! That is so nice to hear. I’m glad you found my website as well!

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    Britposted March 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I made these cookies with peanut butter chips and they were a hit at work! I’ve made a few of your cookie recipes now and they’ve all turned out delicious :)

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    • Sallyreplied on March 3rd, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Hey Brit! Woo hoo – that is SO great to hear! Love the addition of PB chips. That’s a must try. :) Thank you!

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    kendallposted April 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    OMG! This is a perfect recipe for my food and nutrition class!!!
    And I love this site!!!!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 22nd, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Kendall!

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    Erinposted May 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Here’s my fun little variation I made on these! I was inspired by the shredded coconut and caramel sauce in my fridge to make “Samoa”-esque cookies.

    I made the recipe as normal but instead of chocolate chips, I used shredded coconut (although both would be delicious together!). I eyeballed it but used probably around 1/2-3/4 C. Once I rolled them into balls, I experimented with different ways of using the caramel. The best way I found was to break the balls in half (like in your method!), dribble a little caramel on the half that’s sitting on the pan, then place the top back on (but not upside-down) so it hides the caramel. I tried the caramel on top but it just didn’t look pretty and was messy. This was the most leak-proof way. Baked them for 10 minutes and voila, chocolate-caramel-coconut cookies. Yum!

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    • Sallyreplied on May 9th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      mmm Erin, that sounds SO good! I have to try it sometime. And yes tucking the caramel inside the cookie dough works like a charm!

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    Megposted June 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    These are the best cake box cookies I’ve ever had or made. I love the convenience of using a cake mix but feel like most recipes yield mediocre cookies. These, however, are perfect, and I plan to make many variations! Thanks for the detailed descriptions and tips on all your recipes — your website is my newest favorite!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 25th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      So glad you love them Meg! Thanks for following along with my blog :)

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    Jennyposted January 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Wow, Sally, these look so pretty!
    Just put them on my list for my mum’s birthday brunch and will make them with little heart sprinkles! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 23rd, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Perfect! Let me know how you all like them, Jenny!

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    dinaposted January 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

    they look yummy and festive!

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    Juliaposted January 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Made these and they were delicious. I am going to make these again for my friends on Valentines Day

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    Michelleposted January 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Hey Sally , I made these cookies about a month ago but I used pumpkin spice mix instead. I wanted to make my bf some cookies for valentines day, and thought the ones in the picture would be perfect! I noticed you changed up the recipe a little and I was wondering if you could send me your old one because I just made some of these today, and your old recipe taste so much better. Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 26th, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Hey Michelle! I did alter this recipe because I had a few emails come in about problems with the old. This recipe now matches a couple other cake mix recipes on my blog. The old was 1 box cake mix, 1 stick softened butter, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1.5 Tbsp flour.

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    Jamesposted January 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I have a question about this recipe. Is the direction it says you added a “splash of vanilla” but in the recipe itself there is no call for vanilla. Is the updated recipe just the cake mix, eggs, oil, and baking power? (and sprinkles of course)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 26th, 2014 at 7:39 am

      Hi James – it should be 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I just reformatted the recipe and didn’t add it in. Now it’s there. Thank you!

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    Traceyposted January 27, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I really wish you would not change the recipes on here, I have been making it for about a year now with no problems. So glad I wrote the old way down.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 27th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks Tracey! I updated it after I received a few problematic emails. I’m glad you wrote your favorite version down. I don’t recall ever changing any other recipes, but if you think I have – let me know.

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    Madaeposted February 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Yum! I just made these to give out as treats for Valentine’s Day. They are by far the best cake mix cookies I’ve had. Plus, they are adorable all covered in sprinkles!

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    Connieposted February 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Making these tomorrow in my Culinary Arts Baking and Pastry class for our Valentine Bake Sale….hope they love them.

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    Marina moraposted April 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Let cookies so pretty, I love them!!!

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    Alejandra Baoposted April 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I really like cookies especially chocolate chip cookies I make every day

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    Jenposted July 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I made these for a work party. Super easy to make (I did have to refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes), and my co-workers loved them! We all agreed that they tasted like a brownie/cookie mix. Thanks for sharing!

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    ceciliaposted September 1, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Yum! I just made these to give out as treats for Valentine’s Day. They are by far the best cake mix cookies I’ve had.

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    Danaposted September 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I had a box of Devil’s Cake and didn’t know what to do. Best decision I have ever made is to search your site! I used the one box to make three kinds of cookies: I added in butterscotch, white chocolate chips, and wrapped the chilled dough around the mini peanut butter cups. BEST COOKIES EVER!

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    Courtneyposted November 17, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I made these on Saturday, I couldn’t believe how easy they were and so addictive. I added a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, I couldn’t stop my stepdaugher from eating them, I had to hide them on her. Thank you for the recipe and not letting that box of cake mix sit in my cabinet any longer. :-)

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