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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

These easy chocolate chip cookies are made from boxed cake mix. The best simple dessert!

a stack of yellow cake mix cookies with the top one taken a bite out of

These cake mix cookies are the best easy dessert!

With just 4 ingredients and a few minutes, you can make a delicious cookie using a box of your favorite yellow cake mix!

Yellow cake mix cookies are the easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. We are a big fan of cake mix desserts as a time saving hack.

It’s a great way to make a dessert that tastes homemade but uses a box of cake mix as the main ingredient: something that most of us have on hand in our pantry!

cake mix, chocolate chips, eggs, and oil

Ingredients to make yellow cake mix cookies

  • a box of yellow cake mix: any brand you like. You will need the 15 oz size
  • eggs
  • olive oil or vegetable oil: I prefer olive oil in recipes as I always keep it on hand, but any neutral flavored cooking oil will work in this recipe
  • semi sweet chocolate chips
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How to make cake mix chocolate chip cookies

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Mix together the yellow cake mix, oil, and eggs in a bowl. The batter should be thick. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter using a rubber spatula.

four step collage showing cookie batter on a baking sheet, the baked cookies, and the cookies on a cooling rack

Step 3: Place spoonfuls of batter onto a baking sheet, then top with extra chocolate chips on top. I like to use a cookie scoop for this step.

Step 4: Bake the chocolate chip cookies at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe variations

The great thing about this recipe is there are so many fun ways you can change up the flavors!

  • Use a flavor of cake mix: try vanilla cake mix, funfetti cake mix, white cake mix, etc.
  • Switch up the mix ins: want to try something other than regular chocolate chips? Try spinkles, chopped up candy pieces, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, heath bits, reese’s pieces, whatever sounds good!
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This cake mix cookie is great for when you need a quick dessert. My family loves this recipe and we have made it for family gatherings, holidays, and birthdays.

chocolate chip cookies stacked 5 high

Make these the next time you need a foolproof dessert in a hurry! These cookies would also be perfect for making homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches.

Our family loves cake mix recipes for an easy sweet treat that can be made anytime. You have to try these yellow cake mix cookies with that box of duncan hines cake mix sitting in your pantry!

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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 22 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Yellow cake mix chocolate chip cookies made with just 4 simple ingredients. An easy and yummy cake mix dessert!


  • 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 ⅓ cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Add yellow cake mix, eggs, and oil to a mixing bowl
  2. Beat to combine, then fold in chocolate chips
  3. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet (this recipe yields 22 large cookies)
  4. Sprinkle tops with additional chocolate chips, if desired
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes
  6. Transfer cookies immediately to a cooling rack
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 22 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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Saturday 19th of August 2023

I bake cookies with cake mix . I have baked strawberry, chocolate chip, lemon, orange and the list goes on. They are delicious! I’ll never bake cookies from scratch again!

Geneva G.

Saturday 5th of August 2023

These were so delicious!!! My grandkids and daughter and her husband loved them.❤️

Joy Shull

Monday 7th of August 2023

yay! so glad you enjoyed the recipe :)

Brenda L.

Wednesday 21st of June 2023

They were wonderful. I made them for my VBS kids and they were a big hit. My husband liked them because they are softer.


Monday 12th of June 2023

Made these for visiting family. Gone in an hour. Really good and quick.

Vicki barker

Saturday 8th of April 2023

Use 1 stick if melted butter, mix, then refrigerate til firm

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