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Just FOUR ingredients in these yummy Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies (aka Cheater Cookies), you’ll be the hero when you pull these out of the oven in less than 30 minutes!
Originally published on Kylee Cooks about… 6 years ago (June of 2012)this recipe was overdue for a redo. Me and baking, well – we haven’t always been friends. While I have improved my skills in the past several years, I still love making these Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies. They come together super fast, and I can have 2 dozen cookies cooling on racks within 30 minutes of starting.
A bowl, a spatula to mix with, a scoop and a couple of cookie sheets are all you need!
Served with a large glass of milk, these are awesome for when the sweet tooth cravings strike. A
nd someone ate all the ice cream, looking at YOU, Husband.
They’re a TOTAL cheat, but who doesn’t love cheater cookies when they look like this???
The four ingredients are simple: Chocolate Cake Mix, Oil, Eggs and Chocolate Chips.
See? Told you it was easy!!! These are AWESOME for last minute play dates, unexpected company arriving (I won’t tell your mother in law you cheated) or a fun and easy baking project you can do with the kids.
All you have to do is mix, roll and bake. Then, tie some string around them, and people think you’re SUPER fancy, trust me. Hehe. Smoke and mirrors, people!
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These cookies have a million possibilities and ways to customize, based on what you have in your pantry – so…
How about a variation on the Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Recipe?
Use vanilla or yellow cake mix instead. Cheater cookies for everyone!!
Strawberry cake mix with white chocolate chips. Yes please!!
Change out the chocolate chips for coconut and some toffee bits
Here are some super old pictures from 2012 (sorry) showing french vanilla cake mix cookies with chocolate chips and a chocolate chip-less batch that I pressed with a fork.
The plain ones taste like sugar cookies (different texture, more crispy than soft).
Want more cookies? Of course you do! (proper ones, not cheater cookies!!)
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Recipe (aka Cheater Cookies!)
- 1 package devil's food cake mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix all ingredients together, roll into balls and put on baking sheets lined with parchment (or a silpat).
- Optional: press cookies with a fork to flatten.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.