I love to bake. It doesn’t matter the recipe because I’m willing to try most. Sometimes, the simplest is still the best. Growing up, we made our traditional chocolate chip cookies but we also made cake mix chocolate chip cookies.
These cake mix cookies are so simple and require only 5 ingredients. There is no mixer required because it is easy to mix these cookies in a single bowl with a wooden spoon. Less dishes after baking is always nice! These cookies also are soft and almost gooey. It’s a nice twist on an ordinary chocolate chip cookie.
This cake mix cookie recipe called for a yellow cake mix with chocolate chips. A couple weeks ago, I decided to put a twist on it and make the same recipe with a chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chips. It was a revelation! Why have I never thought of this before? There are so many possibilities for this simple recipe now. How about a spice cake cookie with white chocolate chips? Or a devil’s food cookie with butterscotch chips? The only thing you have to do is get adventurous and use a different cake mix and / or add-in.
Here’s the recipe so you can get mixing and matching in your kitchen with this recipe. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
1 package cake mix (traditionally yellow but any variety can be used)
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Soften margarine in a glass bowl. Stir in cake mix, eggs and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add in chocolate chips.
Drop dough by teaspoon (or cookie scoop) on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will be soft. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies, if using a Pampered Chef medium cookie scoop.
There you have it! A simple 5 ingredient cookie recipe that your family is sure to enjoy. The flavor possibilities are as numerous as your imagination. I’d love to hear what combinations you try!