Anytime the craving hits for sweets, make Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies for the best dessert. The secret is a cake mix for this easy recipe. 

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies on a platter.
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I love a good chocolate chip cookie but sometimes there isn’t enough time to make them from scratch. The solution? This easy cookie recipe for chocolate chip cookies that uses a cake mix.

It’s one of The Best Cake Mix Cookie Recipes. For even more ideas, learn how to make cake mix cookies with only 4 ingredients that will taste amazing. 

Why we love this recipe

  • It starts with a cake mix. The recipe is so easy using a cake mix.
  • Soft and chewy cookies. Each bite is soft and delicious.
  • Frugal and easy to make for a crowd. The cookies are inexpensive and easy to double for parties.


Ingredients for recipe - cake mix, oil, eggs, chocolate chips.
  • Yellow Boxed Cake Mix
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.

Recipe Substitutions and Variations

  • Betty Crocker Cake Mix – Feel free to change the flavor of cake mix to change the flavor of the cookies. We used yellow cake mix but you can use a white cake mix or a chocolate cake mix.
  • Chocolate Chips – Try making these cookies with different chocolate chips. You can use peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips to change the flavor.
  • Gluten FreeYou can make make these cookies with a gluten free cake mix.
  • Nuts – You can easily add in nuts to this recipe for a crunchy texture.
  • Sprinkles – Top the cookies with sprinkles for any occasion. If we make them for a holiday we use sprinkles to celebrate the holiday.
  • Ice the Cookies – You can top the cookies with cream cheese frosting for added flavor.
  • Cookie Sandwiches – Make a cookie sandwich with frosting in the middle. You can also ice cream in the middle of two cookies.

How to Make Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Step 1. First, preheat the oven.
Cake mix, oil and eggs in mixing bowl.

Step 2. Mix the cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Combine the ingredients together except the chocolate chips. The batter will be thick but that is normal.

Chocolate chips folded into bowl.

Step 3. Next, fold in the chocolate chips in the mixing bowl.

Cake mix cookies scooped into balls.

Step 4. Finally, scoop the cookie dough on the baking sheet by the spoonful. I like to use a cookie scoop to do this.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 5. Bake the cookies until they get just slightly brown around the edges.  Let them cool for several minutes on the baking sheet before you move them to a cooling rack.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Also, you can put a piece a bread in the container with the cookies to keep the cookies moist.

How to freeze?

You can also easily freeze these cookies. Place them in a freezer bag or freezer container for up to 2-3 months. Let the cookies defrost at room temperature and then they are ready to enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies in a stack.

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I’m so excited for you to try these Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies. After you make them, leave a comment and star recipe rating.

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

4.75 from 12 votes
Anytime the craving hits for sweets, make Chocolate chip cake mix cookies for the best dessert. The secret is a cake mix for this recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 142


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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine all the ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a bowl by hand. The batter will be thick.
  • Gently stir 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 the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Store these in an air tight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 142kcal, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 2g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 156mg, Potassium 64mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 29IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 33mg, Iron 1mg

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I’m on a mission to help you create delicious desserts on a budget and do not require a ton of time. Together, we are going to make something sweet that the entire family will love!

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