Cake Mix Cookies

When ever I see cake mixes on sale for under a dollar at the grocery store I usually end up buying one or two. With no real intention of what I am going to make. Well the other day I was cleaning out my cupboard and found a few boxes of devil’s food cake mix.

Not wanting cupcakes or a large cake sitting around, I searched on line for other recipes that used the boxed mixes. I ran across Cake box cookies. Since we were going blueberry picking with some other families the next day and it was already pretty late at night, I thought I would give it a try.
While not the best cookie I made they were so easy and the combinations could be endless. You don’t have to worry about having all the traditional cookie ingredients on hand either.
I thought these would be great to bring to the vacation rental as you only need a few ingredients and it takes no measuring. The kids can make these easily as well. Have a variety of mix ins and the kids can create their own recipes.
They actually stayed soft stored in a plastic bag much longer than traditional cookies.
Here is the basic recipe you do the rest. I added a tsp of vanilla and vegetable oil per some of the suggestions on the recipe. I was also out of chocolate chips so added some heath bar pieces.
If you had made these before what are your favorite combinations?


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened or 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil (optional to add with butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, butter and eggs until smooth and well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.



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  1. I have been mixing up batches of these for years!!! All different combos…very easy and fun for the kiddos!! I really like white cake and crushed candy cane for Christmas…I even covered them with some white frosting and silver sprinkles. Delicious!!! Thanks for putting the idea up here for folks to enjoy!!

  2. Thank you for sharing these at Joy of Desserts. 🙂

  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing! I’m following you now!

  4. I think these look great! All I need now is glass of milk and a plate of them.