Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies are chewy and crunchy, with bits of toffee inside. Cake mix cookies are easy to make and very customizable!
Make this chocolate dessert recipe all year long. These cookies are a big hit at holidays, dinners, and birthday parties.
We love these toffee cookies because they are easy to make with only a few ingredients! Cake mix cookies are an excellent recipe for kids that want to help in the kitchen.
Everything You Need To Make Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Ingredients Needed and Substitutes
- How To Make Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Storage and Freezing
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Love Cookies? You’ll Want To Make These Ones Next
Ingredients Needed and Substitutes
These chocolate cookies only need three ingredients to make! Four, if you want to add any mix-ins. Here are the ingredients we used, including some options for substitutions.
- Cake Mix: We used a chocolate cake mix to make these cookies. However, you can use any flavor of cake mix you like.
- Eggs: In this recipe, you’ll need to add eggs for many reasons, such as flavor, structure, and moisture.
- Oil: Canola Oil is used in these cookies to soften them by adding moisture. You can also use an equal amount of vegetable oil or substitute it with 1/2 cup of melted butter.
- Toffee Bits: The toffee bits in this recipe are optional but add crunch and flavor to the cookies. Feel free to swap them out with any other mix-ins you prefer.
How To Make Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
Making these cookies is super easy; your little helpers will love joining in to make them with you!
- Mix: Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and toffee bits in a bowl.
- Scoop: Use a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon to scoop the dough into evenly sized dough balls.
- Bake: Place the dough balls on a baking sheet, and bake until set.
Cake mix cookies are extremely versatile; here are a few options for other versions of these cookies that you can make.
Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies
Use a vanilla cake mix instead of chocolate, and add chocolate chips instead of toffee bits. Follow the rest of the steps in the recipe without change.
Birthday Cake Cookies
Follow the steps in this recipe but swap the chocolate cake mix out for a funfetti cake mix and the toffee bits for sprinkles.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
To make lemon cookies, use a lemon cake mix and make icing to go on top, skipping mix-ins altogether. Follow the rest of the steps in the recipe the same.
Storage and Freezing
How To Store Leftover Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
Allow cookies to cool completely and transfer them to an air-tight container with parchment paper between layers. You can store these cookies at room temperature for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 weeks. Thaw them at room temperature before serving.
How To Freeze Cookie Dough
If you don’t want to bake all of your cookies right away or you want to prepare them in advance, you can freeze the cookie dough balls. Prepare the cookie dough, put the excess cookie dough balls on a parchment-lined pan, and put them in the freezer. Once they are firm, move them to a plastic gallon-sized freezer bag. When ready to bake, place them on a parchment-covered baking sheet and bake at 375˚F for 9-11 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can use this same recipe with any flavor cake mix, so go ahead and use what you have on hand. It’s such a quick, easy way to make cookies of various flavors. A few more kinds to try are french vanilla, yellow, red velvet, strawberry, and spice cake mix.
We made these cookies with chocolate cake mix and toffee bits. You can stir in whatever you want or have on hand. A few ideas are semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, mint baking chips, M&M’s, chopped nuts, or chopped candy bars.
I grew up making cookies by dropping spoonfuls of dough on the pan, and of course, that method still works. But nowadays, I always use a dough scoop when making cookies.
First of all, you get evenly sized cookies which makes them easier to line up on a platter for storage, stack in a cellophane bag for gifts, or put into a container for storage.
More importantly, having balls of dough that are the same size means that they will finish baking at the same time.
Love Cookies? You’ll Want To Make These Ones Next
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Red Velvet Cookies are easy to make and have pretty crinkle tops and white chocolate chips inside!
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Jackie Peltz says
I added I cup of choc. Chips , 1 cup of ground nuts, 1/4 cup of hot coffee. And 3/4 cup of oil instead of 1/3 . My husbands favorite cookie oh and 3/4=cup of toffee bits.
These turned out Horrible. Picture of the cookies with the recipe looks great but I ended up with big Puffy ball cookies that tasted bitter. As if everyone here didn’t have enough to cry about during this quarantine time. Horrible-but they smell like chocolate-taste like cough syrup. Patience is not enough to fix these.
Oh dear Louise! That is so sad! I can’t imagine why they would taste bitter and like cough syrup. I’ve been making cake mix cookies for over 25 years and have never had that happen. Is it possible that one of the ingredients was expired/rancid? What kind of cake mix did you use?
These look delicious! I’ll have to try them for a care package for Hubby. Thanks for posting 🙂
I don’t bake much but I might have to make an exception for these… they sound delicious! 🙂
These look incredible! I love toffee, so I’m sure these taste amazing!Star Hughes Living
Katie @ This Chick Cooks says
Those cookies sound delicious. They look wonderful with the way you did the icing 🙂 KatiePS- I have a recipe party going on and I’d love for you to come and share your cookies!
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They look to die for!!! Yummy!
Ana Degenaar says
I really needed this! Thank you