Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies

5 from 8 votes

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These Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies are everything that is right in the world. Soft, sweet, so easy to make!

Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies… Every day is appropriate for cookies. Especially super soft extra chocolatey cookies. I think crispy cookies should be illegal, and these ones are the complete and total opposite of crunchy. They bake up soft and STAY soft for days. Basically, the epitome of everything that is right with the world.

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookie Recipe

So, I just wanted something quick and easy since I was trying to get these made before Gordon had to catch his train back to DC….hence a cake mix cookie. But ohhhhhhh myyyyyyy were these amazing. So much so that I wanted to share them with you. This is mostly not my recipe but here are the ingredients to get you started:

  • Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix – In full disclosure, I used a cake mix for this cookie recipe and adapted it slightly from a recipe on the box because every cake mix is a different weight and what works for one mix doesn’t work for the next. So get the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix!
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil – I suppose you could use melted butter in place of the oil, but I haven’t tested that recipe and can’t guarantee your results, though I’m 89% it would be just fine 😉
  • Vanilla – to balance out the chocolate flavor.
  • Eggs – for a soft texture.
  • Chocolate Chips – I did add in chocolate chips though to make it extra chocolatey for Gordie.
  • Sugar – Rolling the dough balls in sugar is also optional, but I do really enjoy that added element, plus it was a good activity for my 8-year old to do Sunday afternoon.

Cookie Dough

Tips and Tricks

Size. You can use a different sized cookie scoop to make smaller or bigger cake mix cookies. Just make sure you adjust the baking time accordingly.

Ice Cream. These cake mix cookies go so so so SO well with vanilla ice cream. Soft, chewy, chocolatey mixed with smooth, creamy and sweet.

Cookie Dough

How to Make Cookies From Cake Mix

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir cake mix together with oil, vanilla, eggs, and chocolate chips. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll and have the dough not stick to your hands
  3. Scoop dough into 24 even balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place onto prepared baking sheets and bake 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and cool 4 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

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How to Make Cookies from Cake Mix

Leftovers

These cake mix cookies can last for up to 5 days sealed in an airtight container. They’ll last even longer stored in the fridge.

Cake Mix Cookie Recipe

Make-Ahead

Refrigerate. You can refrigerate the dough for up to 2 days before using it. Roll in sugar then store in the fridge. Then simply bake as usual when you’re ready.

Freeze. These cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months. Store the cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag, then when ready to eat thaw at room temperature.

Cake Mix Cookies

Undercooked?

Yes, I know the last picture looks like the cookie is not cooked all the way, but I did snatch this right off the pan, fresh out of the oven and a lot of the inner shininess is from melted chocolate chips. I’m not saying it was but even if it wasn’t cooked all the way, I’d still eat it. If you don’t like that or think it’s gross, then we can’t be friends. #cookiedoughforever 

To be clear and so I don’t get sued, I’m not recommending you consume anything with raw eggs in it. I’m just telling you what I do. You do you, buttercup 😉

Cake Mix Cookies

Have a great day, friends!!

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5 from 8 votes

Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies

These Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cookies are everything that is right in the world. Soft, sweet, so easy to make!
servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Fudge cake mix 1 box
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir cake mix together with oil, vanilla, eggs, and chocolate chips. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll and have the dough not stick to your hands.
  • Scoop dough into 24 even balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place onto prepared baking sheets and bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 4 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
  • *Slightly adapted from BettyCrocker.com

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Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookie recipe, cake mix cookies, chocolate cake mix cookies

 

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23 Responses
  1. Michele {Delish Dishes from Michele}

    These look so good! I could consume a whole batch myself #sorrynotsorry And from your recent “This Week…” post, so glad you’re finding happiness in the little things! I can’t imagine the season you’ve been going through. Thanks be to God that we’re fortunate enough to find our happy when life gets tough. Hang in there girl <3

  2. Colorado

    Please cut her some slack, she’s going through a lot right now and some people appreciate quick recipes now and then. Be kind, love wins.

  3. Mom24

    Do you know how well these last? I have to make cookies for a school event and I have to drop them off a day before they’ll be eaten. Some cookies age better than others so I thought I’d ask. Look delicious!

  4. Rose Torres

    I am going to try this recipe for sure ???????? I noticed that the inside is a bit doughy? Is that fully cooked ? Thank you

  5. Jessica

    5 stars
    I am a total chocoholic! I love that this recipes uses a cake mix because my daughter can make them without making too much of a mess!

  6. Melissa D.

    I’be been getting my Christmas cookie plan in place and I’ve added this to my list. Who doesn’t love decadent chocolate goodness at the holidays? Love so many of your recipes!

  7. Brianna

    Omg these look so good! I’m adding them to my list of things I want to make. I found a pin on Pinterest for a funfetti cheesecake… Maybe you can do something like that soon?! ????

  8. Mdshowalter01

    5 stars
    These are so incredibly easy and amazingly good! My 11 year old daughter asked that we keep this cake mix in stock so she can make cookies by herself, it’s that easy!!!

  9. Courtney

    5 stars
    These are super duper easy and SO good. This year I added them to my Christmas cookie trays and will be doing it again next year. Everyone loves these. A spare chocolate cake mix forever lives in my cupboard from now on.

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  11. BJ

    5 stars
    Living in the bush in Alaska & not being one who eats sugar, I looked for a way to make cookies with my school students. This was perfect…simple ingredients & so tasty. We used both fudge & confetti cake mix with these instructions.

  12. Melissa Whittaker

    5 stars
    I made these and your chocolate chip cookie recipe to make homemade milk and cookies ice cream. It was so good!!!!

  13. Nerissa

    5 stars
    Wow this was too easy and too good! I made the mistake of adding the sugar in with the mix. So in the end, I didn’t roll all of the cookies in the sugar, but no one complained that it was too sweet so I didn’t bother to bring it up. 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing this with the world!