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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies)

If you love brownie bites you’re going to adore this chocolate on chocolate cookie. Best of all, it starts with a simple cake mix. This one will satisfy your chocolate craving, no doubt about it!

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Brownie Bites in Cookie Form

Looking for a quick batch of cookies? You’ve come to the right place!

My journey to discover this cookie begins with a hankering for brownie bites. I felt sure I had a brownie mix in the cupboard but couldn’t locate one. I did have a Devil’s food cake mix. (I always keep those on hand. If you’ve followed me for any time at all you know I’m all about doctored cake mixes.

I decided to do a chocolate on chocolate brownie bite with chopped pecans but didn’t want to mess with the mini brownie pan. So, in the end I decided cookies would be easiest. 

These chocolate cookies are just about the simplest thing I’ve ever baked. The only “complication” (if you want to call it that) is that the dough is a bit stiff if you opt for one single egg, as I did. But talk about simple! 

You can make this cookie a variety of ways. (I will list several ideas below the recipe.) But let’s start with the basics. 

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You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. No doubt you have most of these simple ingredients handy. 

  • chocolate cake mix
  • large eggs
  • room temperature butter 
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped pecans (optional)

How to Make these Easy Double Chocolate Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. (This recipe will make 24 cookies.)

Put the box of cake mix, eggs, and butter into a large mixing bowl.

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If you have a stand mixer with paddle attachment you might want to use it. I opted for my hand mixer. 

Work the dough until it comes together.

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It’s time to add the chocolate chips and pecans. If you’re not a nut lover, you can skip those.

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Using a cookie scoop place balls o dough on prepared baking sheet. Press down slightly using your palm. 

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Place in preheated oven and bake at 375 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes. (Times may vary based on your oven and how many eggs you add.) For best results, don’t over bake.

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Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. 

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Store in airtight container. Cookies can be frozen in ziplock freezer bag up to two months. 

What to Expect from these Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

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These chewy cookies are absolutely rich with chocolate flavor.

The flavor will vary a little depending on the cake mix you use. (For instance, if you opt for a milk chocolate cake the cookies won’t be as strong.) But they are definitely filled with flavor, a yummy sweet treat meant to satisfy your sweet tooth.

I loved the warm gooey chocolate chips and the crunch of the pecans. 

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Most of all, I love how quickly these came together! And remember, the brand of cake mix doesn’t matter: Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, Pillsbury. . .the choice is up to you!

Variations on this Chocolate Cookie: 

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I’m already thinking of lots of ways to vary this recipe. Here are some ideas I came up with: 

Brown Sugar: Add 2 – 3 tablespoons to your recipe for a richer flavor!

Mint Chocolate: Skip the pecans and use mint chocolate chips in place of semi-sweet. 

Coffee: Use a spoonful of espresso powder in your mix. Melt it into the butter (or add it in liquid form with a spoonful of warm water). 

Coffee chocolate chips: Yep! You can buy espresso chips. They would be perfect if you add the espresso to the dough. 

Peanut butter chips: If you’re going for a Reese’s flavor add peanut butter chips and skip the pecans. You can really dress these up but pressing them thinner and turning them into sandwich cookies with peanut butter between the layers. 

White chocolate chips: They are milder than semi-sweet and will lighten things up!

Fresh berries: Skip the chocolate chips and pecans and add chopped fresh strawberries or raspberries. (Yum!) 

Cayenne Pepper: Yep, I know. Skip the pecans, keep the chocolate chips, and add a pinch of cayenne. (Spicy!) 

Cake Mix Christmas Cookies: Skip the nuts and roll in Christmas sprinkles or drizzle with red and green royal icing!

Another fun idea: Use an ice cream scoop to make a larger cookie. (Mix will make 12 – 15 larger cookies.)

Other Cake Mix Cookies from Out of the Box Baking: 

I hope you enjoyed the recipe for these easy cake mix cookies. The flavor of cake mix is up to you. Here are some of my other cake mix cookie recipes:

Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

have the time or the ingredients, you’re going to love this simple recipe! These peanut butter cookies are light, fluffy, loaded with flavor, and best of all, they start with a white cake mix! (This is such an easy cookie recipe!)

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’re in a hurry to make cookies for the kids but you don’t have all of the ingredients you need. You look in the pantry and see something that just might work–a white cake mix. But, can you really use it to make cookies? You bet you can, and it’s so easy, you might just ask the kids to do it! (You can use a box of chocolate cake mix if you prefer.)

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

If you enjoy red velvet cake with luscious cream cheese frosting you’re going to flip over these yummy Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies. They’re simple to make and loaded with rich cocoa flavor. Best of all, the recipe starts with a boxed cake mix! (Talk about easy cookies!)

Stuffed Brownie Cookies

If you love brownies but want the convenience of a gooey cookie, you’ve come to the right place! In this recipe you’ll learn how to make ridiculously easy stuffed brownie cookies. They’re not like anything you’ve ever had, I promise!

That’s it for this post! I hope you enjoyed this simple cake mix cookie recipe. Mix it up any way you like and share your stories below! 

Follow this link for a comprehensive post listing more of my fall cookies and bars, perfect for autumn!


Learn more about doctored cake mixes, the theme of this blog. 

For the master list of all doctored cake mix recipes on this site, visit Doctored Cake Mix Recipes, Master List. 


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Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies)

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cake Mix Cookies)

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

If you love brownie bites you’re going to adore this chocolate on chocolate cookie. Best of all, it starts with a simple cake mix.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. (This recipe will make 24 cookies.)

    Put the cake mix, eggs, and butter into a large bowl. If you have a stand mixer with paddle attachment you might want to use it. I opted for my hand mixer.

    Work the dough until it comes together.

    It’s time to add the chocolate chips and pecans. If you’re not a nut lover, you can skip those.

    Using a cookie scoop place balls o dough on prepared baking sheet. Press down slightly using your palm.

    Place in preheated oven and bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 11 minutes.

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Can't wait to make these. Double chocolate...I know they'll be YUMMERS!

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