Cake Mix Cookies

"This recipe is very easy to put together and takes practically no time to make. Try other flavors of cake mixes if you like. When I make them, I use 2 cups (total) of peanut butter chips and chocolate chips mixed together. Very easy to whip up at halftime!"
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Ready In:


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 2 cups butterscotch chips or 2 cups peanut butter chips
  • 12 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  • Combine cake mix, oil and eggs in a bowl and mix well.
  • Stir in chips and nuts, if using.
  • Drop by teaspoons on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Upon removing from oven, let the cookies stand on sheet for two minutes, then cool on racks.

Questions & Replies

  1. Approximately how many cookies does one cake mix make? If I stick to dropping them by the teaspoon


  1. THANK YOU BOTH, LORAC & LINDA!!! I never would have tried a cake-mix cookie on my own, but after reading Lorac's thread about the killer chocolate-orange combo, I had to give it a shot. These were wonderful! I used orange cake mix, and (as I was out of chips) 2 cut-up Ritt milk chocolate bars. Heavenly tasting, wonderfully textured, and not a single person I served them to suspected they came from a box. A real winner, especially considering how easily and quickly they came together! Thank you very much! UPDATE: I've made these yet again. Half a batch the chocolate-orange, and the other half a devil's food with white chocolate chunks & almond bits. Mmm. I even made a few of the cookies yin-yang style and they looked superb and were really just the best of both worlds. Thanks again, you've made some quite happy people here! (posted 5/20/2002)UPDATE AGAIN!! Made a fresh batch with spice cake mix and cinnamon chips. What a great and different cookie! I think these would do smashingly as a holiday 'gift' cookie with a little bit of cream cheese icing on top.
  2. I made 2 versions of these cookies. The first was devil's food cake mix with peanut butter chips. Everyone loved them! I also made chocolate fudge with white chocolate chips. The only problem I could see was everyone trying to decide which one to take! These are so easy and very delicious! I took them out of the oven at 8 minutes, to keep them soft. I will try more combinations. A keeper!
  3. Great cookies - you'd never know they were from a cake mix!! These were very easy to make and tasty too! I used I cup of chocolate chips, I cup butterscotch and 1/2 cup walnuts. Next time I will use only peanut butter chips - a bit too much chocolate this time! Great recipe and I highly recommend it!!
  4. Awesome Cookies!!! I loved these cookies and so did my family! I used a chocolate cake mix and a bag of chocolate and peanut butter chips mixed. And best of all... no one expected that they came from a cake mix! I want to try the orange cake mix and chocolate chips next time... or maybe strawberry cake mix with white chocolate chips... so many combinations... it's really hard to decide! I will definitely make these again!
  5. I made these twice. The first time at home and they didn't stay long. We loved the orange cake with chocolate chips. But the devils food cake with walnuts and white chocolate chips were a great hit too. Since I had such good response from them at home I made the same two types and took to the new firehouse open house in our hometown. I brought home and empty container. Thanks for the recipe. So good and so very easy to make. (and I dont like to make cookies).


  1. AWESOME! i made chocolate with chocolate chips and coconut, and another batch with nuts and chocolate chips. Freezes well, so make a double batch! Also, i substituted half of the oil with applesauce and they still came out moist and delicious. Easiest and most delicious and versatile recipe ever! thank you so much so sharing!
  2. I used a lemon cake mix, butter instead of oil, added a cup of chopped dried apples, and a couple of drops of carmal candy oil flavoring, then topped with brown sugar. WOW! aaawwweooossssooommmmmme! American apple pie in a cookie. Made these for my new neighbors to welcome them to the neighborhood.
  3. Oh my gosh! This totally satisfied my prego craving for chocolate! I added semi-sweet chocolate chunks instead of chips. Much thanks!!
  4. Very good. My only change was to use some Ande's mint chips instead of the chocolate & peanut butter. They were very good, however, I know they would be even better if I used your recommended chips. Next time. Thanks very much for sharing such an easy & inexpensive recipe.



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