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Easy Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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I am a cookie lover and chocolate chip cookies rank right up there with the ones I love the most.  There are nearly a dozen different chocolate chip cookie recipes on my site but this recipe might just be my favorite.  Using a cake mix allows you to have cookies super quick and the end result will blow you away.  Make these Easy Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies for your family and I can almost guarantee that they would never guess that they started with a box mix.  Try this recipe today!  You won’t be disappointed.

Do you love cake mix cookies?  Try these Easy Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies Recipe with a Cake Mix!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies, by Top US Cookie blog Practically Homemade

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5 Reasons you will fall in LOVE with these Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  1. Texture!  These cookies are soft and have a wonderful texture that you would never guess started with a cake mix.  Adding a bit of extra flour and cornstarch helps achieve this.
  2. Flavor!  Adding a bit of extra brown sugar and vanilla extract to the cake mix cookie gives these cookies excellent flavor.
  3. Ease!  Using a cake mix as the base for this cookie recipe makes them so simple to pull together and bake.
  4. Fun!  Cookies are always a good time and are especially wonderful when they are easy.
  5. Great to make with family!  This recipe is the perfect one to use and get the whole family involved.  If you love cookies but are looking for a homemade version, try these Super Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies, by Top US Cookie blog Practically Homemade

Ingredients Needed

  • Yellow Cake Mix- The perfect base for this awesome cookie.
  • Cornstarch- Added to help give the chocolate chip cookies a tender texture.
  • All Purpose Flour- Using a little flour in the cookie dough creates a thicker cookie.
  • Brown Sugar- It is always a good idea to add brown sugar.
  • Butter- An essential ingredient in any delicious baked good.
  • Butter Flavored Shortening- Added to help add stability to the cookie.
  • Eggs- An ingredient that helps to bind everything together.
  • Vanilla Extract- Added for even more great flavor.
  • Milk Chocolate Chips- My family’s favorite but feel free to add whatever kind of chocolate chip you prefer.

How to make AMAZING Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Cake Mix

  1. Combine the yellow cake mix, cornstarch, all purpose flour and brown sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the ingredients together to combine.
  3. Add the softened butter, shortening, eggs and vanilla extract to the dry mixture and cream together using a hand held {or stand} mixer. The dough will be a nice thick consistency. Add the milk chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.
  4. Use a ¼ cup to measure out cookie dough onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Form the cookie dough mounds into round discs, baking 6-7 cookies at a time.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are baked through but not over baked. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet. Continue baking the 2nd batch.
  6. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Steps for making Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies, by Top US Cookie blog Practically Homemade

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Tips

  • Whisk the dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients. Doing this will help all of the ingredients incorporate together well and give you a nice cookie dough.
  • Keep all of the cookies the same size. Use a cookie scoop or 1/4 measuring cup so that all of the cookies come out the same size and bake evenly in the oven.
  • Don’t over bake the cookies.  To get the wonderful and soft texture be sure to pull the cookies from the oven once the cookies are set but not super brown.
  • Add a few extra chocolate chips and a sprinkle of kosher salt to the top of the cookies once they are baked.  Doing so will give you a super gorgeous cookie with a nice subtle salty flavor.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet.  The residual heat from the baking sheet will help set up the cookies perfectly.

Recipe Variations

Being able to change up ingredients in a recipe to suit your taste is always a great idea.  This cake mix cookie is especially wonderful because there are some great recipe variations.

Cake Mix- The Cake Mix can be changed out to use whatever you have on hand or prefer.  Both white and yellow cake mixes will give you a true chocolate chip cookie flavor.  If you want a double chocolate cookie, try a chocolate cake mix.  For a super fun variation use a red velvet or funfetti cake mix as the base of this chocolate chip cake mix cookie.

Chocolate Chips- My family loves milk chocolate chips but semi sweet would be wonderful in this recipe too.  If you want to really change it up then use a variety of chips.  White chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch or dark chocolate chips are all great options.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies, by Top US Cookie blog Practically Homemade

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a different kind of cake mix?

Yes!  Any flavor of cake mix would be delicious.  For the traditional chocolate chip cookie flavor, I suggest using a yellow or white cake mix.

For a fun twist a red velvet or funfetti cake mix would both be a great substitute.

How long will the cookies last?

These Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies will last for a couple of days in an airtight container at room temperature.  They will last for a few days longer if kept in the refrigerator.

What is the best way to store Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies?

To store these Chocolate Chip Cookies that are made with a cake mix, put them into a good airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap.  They will keep for a couple of days at room temperature or 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Can these cookies be frozen?

These cookies will freeze well in an airtight container for up to 3 months.  The best way to freeze the cookies is to lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours {or until frozen}. Then take the frozen cookies and place them in a container {or zipper bag} and continue to freeze for up to 3 months.

This method helps because each cookie is individually frozen. That allows you to easily take only a few cookies out at a time. 

Can I make smaller cookies?

You can make small Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies by using a medium cookie scoop. Bake for 8-10 minutes and follow the rest of the instructions as directed.

This will provide you with 22-24 smaller cookies that are more like the size of the cookies grandma used to bake.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies, by Top US Cookie blog Practically Homemade

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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

This easy and delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe starts with a cake mix but you would never know it. These cookies are soft, delicious and simple to make!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories: 388kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar {packed}
  • ½ cup butter {softened}
  • ½ cup butter flavor shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Combine the yellow cake mix, cornstarch, all purpose flour and brown sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients together to combine.
  • Add the softened butter, shortening, eggs and vanilla extract to the dry mixture and cream together using a hand held {or stand} mixer. The dough will be a nice thick consistency. Add the milk chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Use a ¼ cup to measure out cookie dough onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Form the cookie dough mounds into round discs, baking 6-7 cookies at a time.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are baked through but not over baked. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet. Continue baking the 2nd batch. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg
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