Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

The Story:
            Harry Potter week has begun. 
            I am not a big Potter fan, but some of my friends are.  So the Hogwarts spirit has surely influenced my week. 
            The new movie comes out on Thursday, so of course we have to watch all of the other Harry Potter movies leading up to the new one, right?  Right.
            So after deep cleaning my entire place, I needed a quick treat to take over to the movie.  I still feel like I’m drowning in yellow cake mix and I knew I wanted to make cookies, but I just wasn’t in the mood for a true cake mix cookie that is a mile high.  So to combat the fluffiness, I added some brown sugar.
            The cookies were quick to throw together and I headed out the door with a huge plate of them just in time to catch the start of the movie.  


Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
½ cup butter, softened
¼ cup brown sugar, not packed*
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.    Mix cake mix, eggs, butter, brown sugar and vanilla until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.
3.    Bake for 8-12 minutes on parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet. 
*If you want a fluffy cookie, leave out the brown sugar.  

16 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

  1. 1
    Karen says:

    Made these today, and they are unbelievably SOFT! A replacement for my old chocolate chip recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. 2
    Christine says:

    Making these now and I am SUPER excited!!!

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    I made these for work yesterday to take to work today. I guess they were pretty darn good… cause half were missing when I went to take the plate to work…. The lucky ones at work LOVED them.

  4. 4
    Fatima says:

    I will be making this recipe TONIGHT!!! how many cookies came out of this recipe and what size is the spoon you use to drop them in the tray? they look easy and fast and like everything else on your collection DELISH!!!!!

    • 4.1
      Lizzy Mae says:

      I believe I got about 20 cookies out of them. I use dough balls about the size of a golf ball, or a little smaller. Sometimes I like to do a Small first batch in the oven and see how they rise, every oven is different. Good luck!

  5. 5
    Fatima says:

    LIZZZZZZZZZYYYY!!!! WOW, I made the cookies and they are just OUTSTANDING!!! I add a teaspoon of cinnamon, I also made a chocolate version. Instead yellow cake I used chocolate fudge cake mix, no brown sugar and white chocolate chips…WOWOWOWOWOW!! Thanks for the recipe, and yes you was right EXACTLY 20 cookies using the mini ice cream scoop. Thanks again!

  6. 6
    Christina says:

    so easy to do and they are fantastic. I too have a new fav chocolate chip cookie here. Can’t wait to try it like Fatima mentioned with the chocolate mix. thanks so much!

  7. 7 yelling Get down says:

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  8. 8
    Beverly says:

    Has anyone tried this as cookie bars?

  9. 9
    Stephanie turner says:

    I love your blog….. I love all the recipes I have tried and plan on getting ur book soon ….. Thanks for sharing your love of sweets with us ….

  10. 10
    Mary says:

    My husband has been bugging me for the last two years to make my chocolate chip cookies chewier and gooier. I have tried countless different recipes and alterations to the original chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of a semi-sweet morsels bag, but nothing has worked till I tried this recipe. Thank you Lizzy for FINALLY helping me find a recipe that has my husband gobbling up all the cookies within 48hours. I will never have any complaints about my chocolate chip cookies ever again!

  11. 11
    Sharon says:

    Do you use 18,25 size cakemixes, or the one in the store now?

  12. 12
    Judy says:

    Made these and my teens love them. Thank you.

  13. 13
    Patty says:

    I just found and tried this recipe, with my twist……
    Didn’t have a yellow cake mix, so I used French Vanilla, added a packed or vanilla instant pudding, , a couple of tablespoons of water and yummmmmm…..I used the “drop” method… dropped the dough a teaspoon and got 32 cookies.

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