Easy Chocolate Chewies (Cookies)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

These cookies are so easy to make and so rich and fudgy :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 12 cup Crisco shortening
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 13 cup mini chocolate chip (optional)
  • 12 cup icing sugar


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  3. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, (with mini chocolate chips, if using) stirring until smooth.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in icing sugar.
  5. Place 2-inches apart on cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheets.
  8. Remove to wire racks.


Most Helpful

I have to bake cookies a lot for our church so I'm always looking for quick and easy and good recipes. These are wonderful and so easy to make. Thank you so much for this recipe. It saved me a lot of time and trouble.

nbcasj September 23, 2009

Its a shame i have to give so many of these away! I wanted to hand mix because my mixer doesnt like to mix thick batter which i figured this would be. I used devils food cake, added 1/2 cup mini chips and an extra tbsp and a half of water to ease mixing a bit. around 9 minutes they were spread and cracked beautifully on top. I got alittle less then four dozen soft, fudgy cookies - ill post pics when i assemble my trays and update on how well freezeing went over - but freshly baked they taste wonderful and these will definatly have a place in our cookie rotation lol, thanks kitten *update* Im so embarassed to be updateing so soon, but i decided i would just have to make another batch because friends came over and devoured the few i saved for the house! i put 12 in the microwave for two minutes and they were still very tastey.

Michelle_My_Belle December 09, 2007

Another keeper that will be part of my holiday trays. Though it is only the first of December, I'm already feeling a little behind. That sent me looking for a recipe that was super easy to balance my more time intensive recipes but still hold up on flavor. These fit the bill on both accounts. Dough took about 2 minutes to put together (I used a triple fudge cake mix) and the results were wonderful, much like a brownie bite. Since these are destined for tins and trays I made about 6 dozen small cookies, about a teaspoon of dough and reduced the cooking time to seven minutes. With these you are better off with a little less time than to much to maintain the brownie quality. For half my mix,I added in finely diced dried cherries and chopped hazelnuts, along with a bit of cocoa mixed in with the powdered sugar. Both variations were a hit with my teen testers. Thanks Kitz.

justcallmetoni December 01, 2007

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