Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

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5 from 4 votes
These chocolate cake mix cookies are a super quick and easy treat to make for Valentines day. Moist chocolatey cookies in less than 15 minutes are truly perfection.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Valentine Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

These chocolate cake mix cookies are a super quick and easy treat to make for Valentines day. Moist chocolatey cookies in less than 15 minutes are truly perfection.

Valentine Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Cake Mix cookies are so easy and so good. Perfect for a school party or a treat for the ones you love. This 3 ingredient cake mix cookies are quick, easy and so tempting, no one will be able to resist. Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle.

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What We Love About These Cake Mix Chocolate Cookies

If you like a recipe that saves time, is economical but does not sacrifice on flavor or presentation, then this is the recipe for you.

  • 15 Minute Dessert: These are done in a flash.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 3 ingredient!
  • Family Friendly: They taste amazing and are easy enough for kids to help.
  • Adaptable: Can make with different flavor cake mixes and add tons of fun sweets.
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Ingredient Notes

  • Cake Mix: Use your favorite brand. Duncan Hines Cake Mix cookies is a popular one.
  • Egg: One large standard egg.
  • Canola Oil: Or any other mild flavored oil can be used.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

These are the basic steps for making Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREHEAT

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then, in a mixing bowl, combine cake mix with egg and oil. 

STEP 2: Roll

Next, roll dough into balls and flatten, then top with sprinkles or other toppings.

STEP 3: BAKE

Lastly, bake for 8 to 12 minutes and finally place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Valentine Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make the cookies ahead of time and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Always store your cake mix cookies in an airtight bag or container to prevent thenm from getting stale.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to four months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Cookies can be warmed in the oven or microwave if you desire.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE MORE CALORIE CONSCIOUS?

A low calorie cake mix can be used. Alternatively, you can also use a gluten free mix.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT OIL?

A neutral flavor oil is best so try grapeseed on vegetable oil. However, avoid stronger flavored oils such as olive, avocado or nut oils for this recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed it is great for parties so make two boxes or if you have a small gathering 1/2 a box.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAKE AND COOKIE MIX?

Typically, the ingredients are very similar it is just the consistency that are different. However, this recipe modifies the ingredients so that they work perfectly.

Valentine Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Expert Tips for Making These Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

  • Add Chips or Candy: White chocolate chips look so pretty in this cookie.
  • Frost: Feel free to frost these cookies with your own or a prepackaged frosting.
  • Sprinkles: They really set off these Valentines Day Cookies. This assortment is one of my favorites.
  • Mixing: Be sure to not over mix your cookies or they will be tough.
  • Different Cake Mixes: No need to just use chocolate, make any flavor that your family enjoys.

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Valentine Boxed Cake Mix Cookies
5 from 4 votes

Valentine Boxed Cake Mix Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
These chocolate cake mix cookies are a super quick and easy treat to make for Valentines day. Moist chocolatey cookies in less than 15 minutes are truly perfection.
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Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix, any flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Valentine sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix with egg and oil. 
  • Roll cookie dough into balls about 2 inches across. 
  • Flatten each with the bottom of a glass. Add sprinkles as desired. 
  • Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes or until centers are set.

Expert Tips

  • Add Chips or Candy: White chocolate chips look so pretty in this cookie.
  • Frost: Feel free to frost these cookies with your own or a prepackaged frosting.
  • Sprinkles: They really set off these Valentines Day Cookies. This assortment is one of my favorites.
  • Mixing: Be sure to not over mix your cookies or they will be tough.
  • Different Cake Mixes: No need to just use chocolate, make any flavor that your family enjoys.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookies, sprinkles, Valentines Day

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5 thoughts on “Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies”

  1. i’ve made cookies like this and they are easy and good.You could add orange zest,lemon zest,coffee,cherries and cherry juice.you could add pumpkin pie spice,raisins nuts cranberries,whatever you have on hand and they keep well.

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  2. These are a lifesaver! I didn’t think I would have time to get a batch of cookies made, these are just the thing— no measuring! Love it!

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  3. 5 stars
    I made these last week for my son’s Valentine’s day party at school. They were gobbled up so fast. Thanks.

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  4. 5 stars
    What a quick easy recipe! I made these last week and they were a hit with my family. I even saved a few to bring to my parents’ house to share with them. This is a recipe I’ll be making again and again!

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