Cake mix cookies can be changed depending on the ingredients you have on hand! This recipe starts with a chocolate cake mix and includes toffee bits.
Cake mix cookies are excellent for when you are short on time but they are also a good recipe for kids to help with because there are so few ingredients!
Start by putting the chocolate cake mix, eggs, oil, and toffee bits in a bowl. Stir until combined.
Does this cake mix cookies recipe work with other kinds of cake mix?
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. Here are a few more kinds to try:
- White Cake Mix
- Funfetti Cake Mix
- Red Velvet Cake Mix
- Strawberry Cake Mix
- Yellow Cake Mix
Use a cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon to scoop the dough into evenly sized dough balls.
What can I mix into cake mix cookies?
When making these chocolate toffee cake mix cookies, I used what I had on hand and that happened to be a chocolate cake mix and toffee bits. These cookies are so flexible though. You can stir in whatever you want or have on hand. Here are a few ideas:
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- white chocolate chips
- peanut butter chips
- mint baking chips
- chopped nuts
- chopped candy bars
Place the chocolate toffee cake mix cookie dough balls on a baking sheet.
Why use a dough scoop when making cookies?
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 be done baking at the same time.
Bake at 375˚F for 6-8 minutes, until set.
Can I freeze the cookie dough?
Yes, if you don’t want to bake all of your cookies right away, you can freeze the extra 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.
What is the best way to cool cake mix cookies?
The best way to cool cake mix cookies is on a cooling rack. Leaving them on the baking sheet will cause them to continue cooking due to the hot pan. Moisture can also get trapped between the cookies and the baking sheet which can cause your cookies to get soggy.
The easiest way to move them from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack is to line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Slide the whole piece of parchment with the cookies on it onto the cooling rack.
Or you can slide the parchment paper with the chocolate toffee cake mix cookies onto the counter (if your counter can handle the heat). Then when they are set, use a spatula to gently lift the cookies from the parchment and place them directly on the cooling rack.
Can I frost the chocolate toffee cake mix cookies?
Yes, you can add frosting or icing to your cake mix cookies. You can spread it over the top, drizzle it on, or dip half of the cookie in icing. The great thing is that you can choose any icing or frosting you prefer.
For buttercream fans, you can find my buttercream frosting recipe here. And if you are a chocolate lover, you can find my chocolate buttercream frosting recipe here.
If you want to pipe icing on your cake mix cookies, check out my cookie icing guide here for a few recipes. Finally, you can simply melt white chocolate chips according to the instructions on the bag and use that for decorating the cookies.
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Classic Chocolate No Bake Cookies made with chocolate, peanut butter, and oats are done in minutes and are made with ingredients already stocked in your pantry!
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Our favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, gooey, and slightly crisp on the outside. This easy recipe results in flatter cookies that taste amazing!
Oatmeal M&M’s Cookies are a classic treat. This cookie recipe can be made with chocolate chips or M&M’s.