Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

I use boxed cake mix to whip up Cake Mix Cookie Bars, Cake Mix Pudding, Cake Mix Pancakes - just about everything except a Cake Mix Cake!

There's no bad time for a chocolate chip cookie. A hearty bowl of oatmeal, mug of coffee, and a side of chocolate chip cookies? What a great way to start the day.

Unfortunately, chocolate chip cookies are time consuming and kind of a pain to make, especially when you just want to eat the cookies right this instant. So, you try to save time and effort by baking a batch of cookie bars, but they often end up tasting more like cake or brownies. Cookie bars don't really taste like cookies, do they?

Until now!

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Cake Mix Cookie Bars
Quick and easy!
  • 1 15.25 oz Box Cake Mix (I usually use Yellow, White, or Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix - a relief after you saw that neon photo above, right?)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 C Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil, or Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 C Milk (I've made these with everything from skim to whole - use whichever you have on hand.)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract (optional)
  • 1 C Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a rimmed 9" x 13" baking sheet or pan. If your pan isn't these exact dimensions, the recipe will still work, just your cookies will be slightly thinner or thicker - remember to adjust the baking time accordingly.
  2. By hand, mix all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX. I've made this recipe many times and have found that it's best to work out any lumps in the cake mix before adding the other ingredients and that a stiff spatula works better than anything else for stirring.
  3. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Press the cookie dough into a greased 9x13 pan, spreading out the mixture evenly, which will result in a fairly thin layer. A spatula or the back of a spoon works well for this. Bake on the center rack for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown slightly.
Note: Not overly mixing is the secret to making these taste like actual cookies. If you mix this to the consistency of cake batter, you're going to end up with Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Not that cake is bad, but you're going for cookies! 

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

The perfect Nascar-watching snack? Let's see if they pass the Sexy Nerd approval test:

Recipe Tester
Cautiously taking a bite and wondering why the cookies are speckled with neon green. Sexy Nerd hopes it's just Funfetti cake mix, not Crayola. 

Eating cookies
So far so good?

Quick and easy cookie recipe
The cookie bars are a success!

Baking cake mix cookies for my husband
More Sexy Nerd mind reading: I agreed to be in your silly cookie bars post for one photo. Now get out of here!

In addition to cake mix cookie bars, how about some Cake Mix Pancakes? It's one of the top-rated recipes on my site.