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. 

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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies Recipe:

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

The results are absolutely amazing and the perfect recipe when you want cookies fast. They are soft and fluffy and loaded with chocolate. What more could you want? 

I think you will love this easy chocolate chip cookies from cake mix recipe. They are loaded with flavor and the perfect cookie for any occasion. Simple ingredients makes this a family favorite cookie quick and easy.

For even more ideas, learn how to make cake mix cookies with only 4 ingredients that will taste amazing. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies on cooling rack

The ingredients about the same for cake mix and cookie mix it the amount of the ingredients you use and the batter. A cake batter has a runnier texture but a cookie mix has a thicker batter.

Ingredients needed - yellow cake mix, oil, eggs, chocolate chips


  • Yellow Boxed Cake Mix
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

That is all you need for the best chocolate chip cookies. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack

How to Make Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – First thing preheat your oven. 
  • Step 2 – Mix the cake mix, oil and eggs – Second, mix all of the ingredients together except the chocolate chips. This will be thick but that is normal.
  • Step 3 – Mix in chocolate chips – Next, stir in the chocolate chips in the mixing bowl. Be gentle while mixing in the chocolate chips.
  • Step 4 – Scoop the Cookie Dough – Lastly, put the cookie dough on the baking sheet by the spoonful. I like to use a cookie scoop to do this but it’s not necessary.
Placing the cookie dough on the baking sheet
  • Step 5 – Scoop the same size – However, it sure makes it easy and you can scoop a ton of cookies quickly. It also helps to ensure the cookies are all the same size which helps them bake evenly. 
  • Step 6 – Bake Cookies – Bake until they get just slightly brown around the edges.  Let them cool for several minutes on the baking sheet before you move them.

This is really important as moving too soon can cause the cookies to break. You don’t want to rush this step and have the cookies fall apart. 

  • Step 7 – Cool Cookies – Move the cookies to a wire rack so they can cool completely. This recipe is really that simple.
Chocolate Chip Cookies on the cooling rack

Recipe Substitutions and Additions:

  • Betty Crocker Cake Mix – Feel free to change the 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 Free – You 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.
Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack

How to Store 4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Store any leftover cookies in an air tight 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.

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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

4.70 from 10 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
Author Desserts on a Dime



  • 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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