Chocolate Oat Cake-Mix Cookies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I always make my cookies from scratch, but I was intrigued by the idea of using cake mix, so I gave it a try. I live in high altitude and added extra flour and my texture was great- chewy, chubby, and soft in the middle. You may want to try mixing some good-quality peanut butter chips with the semi-sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine, melted
  • 12 cup oatmeal
  • optional

  • 14 cup all-purpose flour (This is for high altitudes and I added it. I loved the texture which was chewy and not too cakey) (optional)
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 -2 tablespoon water, mixed with
  • instant coffee (If you added the extra flour the dough will need this)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, flour, eggs, butter, and oats, and chips.
  2. Add the extra water if dough is too crumbly.
  3. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, or until set.
  5. Note: I baked the cookies with the additional flour in regular altitude but preferred using 375 temperature.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes and remove to wire racks.


Most Helpful

Great recipe! I used the 1/4 cup flour and 1 tablespoon of water, but no instant coffee. My son really enjoyed them. Thanks!

CaramelPie March 10, 2011

super-easy, chewy & delicious. 2 thumbs up from the whole family. :)

Gatorchef October 21, 2009

GREAT RECIPE! I made this with a yellow cake mix, w/ the choc. chips & they really are excellent. The oatmeal is the secret ingredient in these, & gives 'em a homemade taste & a nice texture. My kids loved these-thanks

OrangeOctober February 04, 2008

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