Double Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

Indulge your sweet tooth with these easy Double Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies. Made with just 5 ingredients, they’re the perfect treat for any chocolate lover.

Love chocolate? If so, you’ll want to try these Double Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with rich chocolate flavor.

And the best part is they come together in no time thanks to the use of cake mix as a shortcut. Whether you’re in need of a last-minute dessert or just looking for a sweet treat to indulge in, these double chocolate chip cookies are sure to hit the spot.

a stack of 6 double chocolate chip cake mix cookies

About this Chocolate Cake Mix Cookie Recipe:

  • Flavor: Chocolate + Chocolate. You have to enjoy chocolate flavor in order to like this cookie. 😊
  • Texture: The cake mix in these cookies helps keep them soft and chewy.
  • Method: There’s no refrigeration for this easy cookie recipe. Simply mix up the cookies and bake them in the oven for 7-9 minutes.

Can you make cookies from cake mix?

Using cake mix as a base for cookies is a convenient shortcut, as it already contains many of the dry ingredients you need for baking.

To make cake mix cookies, you’ll typically mix together the cake mix, eggs, oil or butter, and any additional ingredients you want (like chocolate chips, nuts, or sprinkles). Then you bake as you would traditional cookies.

Ingredients

ingredients for chocolate cake mix cookies on a table
  • Choose your favorite chocolate cake mix for this recipe. I often choose Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines I like a dark chocolate mix, but fudge, German chocolate and devil’s food cake mix also work great.
  • If you only have unsalted butter, use that and add a pinch of salt.

How to Make Double Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

  • Prepare. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix dry ingredients. Whisk together the chocolate cake mix and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients. Use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer to beat in the eggs and melted butter until completely combined, about 1-2 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl while mixing. Add in the dark chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Bake. Use a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out cookie dough and roll it gently into a ball. If you find that the dough is sticking to your hand or the scoop, you can use an extra sprinkle of cocoa powder to prevent it from sticking too much. Repeat and place the cookie dough on the prepared sheets, about 1 ½ inches apart. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until crinkly and set on the edges. Do not over bake.

Recipe Variations

These Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are easy to change up when you’re in the mood to do so. Here are a few fun and quick ideas to get you started:

  • Change up the type of cake mix. You can start with any cake mix and make a delicious cookie with this recipe. If you don’t want to use the cocoa powder you can substitute all-purpose flour instead. Think of white cake mix, funfetti cake mix or red velvet. 🤤
  • Change out the dark chocolate chips for white chocolate chips, butterscotch or peanut butter chips.
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract.
  • Add in chopped nuts. Chopped walnuts or pecans go especially well in this recipe. You can substitute some or all of the chocolate chips for nuts.
  • Coat the cookies in powdered sugar for an extra crinkly look or use a variety of sprinkles or nonpareils to give them a fun, party look.
  • Change up the size of the cookies to make little bite sized cookies or giant, gooey ones. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time as well.
a stack of double chocolate chip cookies, all cut in half

Storage Instructions

  • Room temperature: Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
  • Refrigerator: I don’t recommend refrigerating these double chocolate cookies. Store at room temperature or freeze.
  • Freezer: Freeze the cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature in the container before opening and eating.

Double Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

4.75 from 8 votes
Indulge your sweet tooth with these easy Double Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies. Made with just 5 ingredients, they're the perfect treat for any chocolate lover.
Servings 24
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Whisk together the chocolate cake mix and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • Use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer to beat in the eggs and melted butter until completely combined, about 1-2 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl while mixing.
  • Add in the dark chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Use a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out cookie dough and roll it gently into a ball. If you find that the dough is sticking to your hand or the scoop, you can use an extra sprinkle of cocoa powder to prevent it from sticking too much.
  • Repeat and place the cookie dough on the prepared sheets, about 1 ½ inches apart.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until crinkly and set on the edges. Do not over bake.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack or serving warm.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 minutes.

Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 148
Keyword box cake mix recipe, chocolate cake mix, cookie recipe

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