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Satisfy that sugar craving when you make easy Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies. With only 4 ingredients, you can enjoy ooey gooey chocolate in minutes.

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked
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After our 4 ingredient chocolate peanut butter cookies were a hit, I thought I would share our family’s favorite cake mix chocolate chip cookie recipe because they also only have 4 ingredients.

Cake mix cookies are a staple in our family because as many of you know, I am a much better chef than a baker. It is impossible to mess up these cake mix cookies. Check out more of our Easy Dessert Recipes.

Why This Recipe Works

I love making cake mix cookies as they are the perfect dessert recipe for a last minute gathering. The ingredients are simple and they can be made in a variety of ways.

The bake with crispy edges with a soft center texture. The next time you have a craving for chocolate chip cookies, use a cake mix for a quick and easy cookie recipe.


Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies ingredients - yellow cake mix, oil, eggs, chocolate chips
  • Duncan Hines Yellow Cake mix
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

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Variation Ideas

  • Chocolate Chips – Substitute white chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate. Dark chocolate chips make another good substitution.
  • Peanut Butter – Peanut Butter Chips taste great combined with the chocolate. Try doing a ¼ cup of each for amazing flavors.
  • Change flavor of Cake Mix – Try other types of box of cake mix instead of yellow cake mix. White Cake Mix, red velvet cake mix, chocolate, strawberry, devil’s food, lemon, vanilla cake mix and more.
  • Sprinkles – For a fun twist, add in about ¼ cup of sprinkles for a festive cookie. We have even added in M&M.

Step by Step Instructions

Combining the ingredients in a bowl

Step 1 – First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Second, combine all of the wet ingredients and dry ingredients in a mixing bowl except the chocolate chips. Now, the batter will be thick but that is normal.

Mixing in the chocolate chips into the cookie dough

Step 2 – Next, add the chocolate chips and gently fold them into yellow cake mix, any brand mixture.

Placing the cookie dough on the baking sheet

Step 3 – Finally, spoon the cookie dough on baking sheets and leave about 2 inches between each cookie. You can even added chocolate chips on top of the dough.

Baked chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

Step 4 – Bake until the edges start to brown. This normally takes 8-10 minutes. The cookies don’t take long!

Recipe Tips

  • Homemade Taste – Now most cake mix cookies recipes turn out “crumbly” which are great but since I wanted this recipe to taste more like “homemade” chocolate chip cookies I added more oil. It was perfect and they turn out delicious every time.
  • Cookie Scoop – We save time by using stainless steel scoops. This is much easier than using two spoons and faster too. Plus, I like how each cookie is uniform. You can also try using an ice cream scoop but they are often too big.
  • Wire Rack – Let the cookies cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet. If you remove too soon, they can crumble. After a few minutes, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare Baking Sheet – I like to line the baking sheet with parchment paper to easily remove the cookies and for easy cleanup.
Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

The cookies need to be stored using an airtight container. This will keep them soft and chewy.

Can you Freeze Cake Mix Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze cake mix cookies. Allow the cookies to cool to room temperature. Then place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Chocolate Chips Cake Mix Cookies on a cooling rack

More Easy Cake Mix Cookies

We can’t wait to hear how you love these chocolate chip cookies from cake mix recipe. Make sure to leave us a comment or a star review.

Cake mix chocolate chip cookies

4.89 from 9 votes
Cake mix cookies are the best! Make this Cake mix chocolate chip cookie recipe. These cake mix mix chocolate chip cookies are easy and taste great!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 (if using small cookie scoop)
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 94


  • 1 Yellow Cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine all the ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a bowl. The batter will be thick.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon onto cookie sheets leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until they start to brown SLIGHTLY on the edges.
  • Allow them to cool slightly before taking them off the cookie sheet. Finish cooling on a cookie rack.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is easy to make, only requires 4 ingredients, and tastes great.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 94kcal, Carbohydrates 13g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 109mg, Potassium 10mg, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 20IU, Calcium 35mg, Iron 0.4mg

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  1. Megan says:

    5 stars
    I love how easy and quick this is! The only thing I found wrong was the serving size. I used a small cookie scoop but only got half the amount I should have. Not a huge problem, I’ll keep on making these!

  2. Jan says:

    I just made the cake mix chocolate chip cookies and can’t believe how simple and delicious they are! I also added walnuts to them!

  3. Carol says:

    4 stars
    I do not have any luck with the simple chocolate chip cookie recipes, I need to try these. Thank you

  4. Debora Hamblen says:

    My oven only goes to 350 degrees, how long do you think I would need to cook them?