Easy Cake Mix Cookies- Chocolate Chip

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by KitchenAndCraftAdve

I frequently make these cookies for work pitch-ins & family get-togethers. They are always a big hit! I was given the basic recipe several years ago by a lady who showed up at my garage sale—and she wrote it down during our conversation about baking. I have perfected different varieties over the years. Please see my other recipes for how to make the following versions of this cookie: chocolate-chocolate chip, lemon, & sugar cookies. This is a really versatile recipe base—experiment!! These "chocolate chippers" will not taste like the Nestle Tollhouse variety...but have a delightful yummy taste of their own.

Top Review by kamusc

Horrible! Greasy, oily mess! The dough was so oily that the chips kept sliding out, even after they were baked. Are you sure it isn't supposed to be 1/4 cup of oil?? I'm very disappointed. I made a double batch and ended up wasting all that time and money.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir ingredients in medium mixing bowl until blended (best to do right before you are ready to bake them- they flatten out more if you let the batter set).
  3. Spoon onto 2 un-greased cookie sheets (allow some space in between, they spread…a melon baller works great for this step).
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes (depends on which cake mix you use & the oven -- I start looking at them through the glass around 6.5 minutes -- they will get a dull/cracked appearance on top when done).
  5. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan, or wait 1-2 minutes before moving to cooling racks. Cookies should be soft & chewy.

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