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Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies on a cooling rack with milk and a plate of cookies

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies with M&M's are delicious chocolate cookies made from cake mix, eggs, oil, and vanilla. They are an easy and quick cookie recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix chocolate cookies, chocolate cookies made with cake mix, chocolate crinkle cookies with cake mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 cookies


  • 15.25 oz box of chocolate cake mix I use Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup mini M&M baking bits or mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable silpat.
  • In a bowl stir together the chocolate cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, and 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Fold in 2/3 cup mini M&M baking bits.
    Kitchen tip: if you want to achieve the look of my cookies, press a few M&M's on the outside of the cookie batter after you place it on the baking sheet.
    Cake Mix Cookie batter on a parchment lined baking sheet with M&M's pressed into the top
  • Drop the cookie batter by the spoonful onto the prepared baking sheet.
    If you are baking in batches place the unused dough in the fridge while the first batch bakes.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
    light baking sheet: 10-11 mins.
    dark baking sheet: 9-10 mins.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Store the chocolate cake mix cookies at room temp. in an airtight container for up to 5 days.