Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

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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!

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!

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:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour some sprinkles onto a plate or into a bowl.  Form dough into tablespoon-sized balls and roll in the sprinkles.
  4. 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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78 Comments

  1. 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??

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. 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. 🙂

    1. 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!

    1. 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.

  3. 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!!!

    1. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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. 🙂

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

  6. 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!

    1. 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.

  7. 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 🙂

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

  8. 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!

    1. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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!

    1. 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.

  12. 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)

    1. 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!

  13. 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.

    1. 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.

  14. 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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