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Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy chocolate chip cookies made from boxed cake mix. So simple and delicious! All you need is a box of yellow cake mix and 3 simple ingredients. 

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

Yellow cake mix cookies are the easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe ever.

With just 4 ingredients and a few minutes, you can make a delicious dessert using a box of your favorite yellow cake mix from duncan hines, betty crocker, etc.

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!

Some of our favorite recipes made with cake mix include cake mix blueberry muffins, cake mix brownies, cake mix banana muffins, cake mix cookie bars, cake mix chocolate chip muffins, and cake mix banana bread.

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.

Step 3: Fold in the chocolate chips

Step 4: 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 5: Bake at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.

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

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.

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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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Yield: 22 cookies

Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

stacked chocolate chip cookies with one taken a bite out of

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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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Wednesday 25th of January 2023

I made the recipe as written and added chopped pecans. I baked it to make a “cookie cake” and baked some into individual cookies. Both were good but I preferred the “cookie cake” thickness and chewiness. This recipe is great !


Thursday 15th of December 2022

So yummy! Definitely halfing the oil next time but other than that, they're great!

Kelly Bianco

Saturday 3rd of December 2022

I was a little confused my both sets of directions. One said to mix and the other one says beat. I'm not a baker, so I followed the directions on the cake mix. But, then the batter was soon runny. So to try to thicken it, I added flour. They came out amazing. Thank you for sharing this easy recipe.


Monday 23rd of January 2023

@Kelly Bianco, it says mixing bowl, not mix ....i almost read it that way too. Lol


Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Easy cookies look great. I added about a quarter cup of quick oatmeal and used mini Christmas M&Ms and mini chocolate chips. Bake them at 350 for 13 minutes came out perfect every time.


Sunday 3rd of April 2022

These were easy and delicious! In the future, though, I would use less oil. The batter seemed too runny, so I added some oatmeal. The cookies turned out light and fluffy and everyone loved them!

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