Easy Butterscotch Chip Chocolate Cookies

"These are soooo easy and quick to make and no one ever believes that they are not from scratch and that they start with a cake mix! These work with peanut butter chips, white chips etc. too."
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Ready In:
36-42 cookies


  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 12 cup chopped pecans


  • Combine cake mix, oil and eggs in large bowl.
  • Stir in chips and pecans.
  • Chill for about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Roll dough into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until centers are just about set.
  • Let stand for a minute or so and remove to wire racks.

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  1. LeahG
    very easy to make. nice and moist, my son stood next to me in the kitchen and ate them as i took them off the cookie sheet. thanks karen!
  2. snowtheup
    We have been making these for years! So good and simple. Recently we switched to sugar free cake mix. Works well with that too.
  3. secretwind
    Tasty. However: too few pecans and too many butterscotch chips. Next time I would double the pecans and use half the recommended chips. It was difficult to shape the dough into balls because there were so many chips in the batter... and I only used 1 & 1/2 cups of chips!
  4. courtneywestendorf
    Easy and very tasty! Thanks!
  5. LoriLicious Treats
    DELICIOUS! What more can I say? Easy and DELICIOUS! I had to make more.


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