Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Here’s the super fast and easy recipe for my Triple Chocolate Cookies… just in time for the holidays! What makes them so fast? They’re chocolate cake mix cookies with some great additions.

They come together so quickly. Your holidays are busy enough, so why not make some awesome cookies with a shortcut? Start with a chocolate cake mix, butter, and eggs. A dash of chocolate syrup plus some chocolate chips, and you’ve got yourself a plateful of soft and chewy triple chocolate cookies!

As you can see, I’ve opted for the red and green semi-sweet chips here. These were Christmas presents, and everyone went nuts by the way! I’ve also made batches of these using mini red and green M&Ms. Of course those were a hit too, because any time you’re talking about candy mixed into cookies, it’s never a bad idea. For any other occasion, I’d stick with plain old semi sweet chips, but feel free to add in any and all of your cookie favorites! I think white chocolate or peanut butter chips would be solid choices.

Hopefully these will make it into your cookie swap rotation like they have mine!

Merry Christmas!

Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Recipe


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (like Duncan Hines Double Fudge)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2sticks) (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 bag chocolate chips


Step 1
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Drop 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter into your mixer bowl, and cream 'em up!
Step 2
Add in the boxed cake mix and mix again until incorporated into the butter.

It'll be a chocolatey paste.
Step 3
Crack the egg into a small dish, and add the tablespoon of chocolate syrup.
Step 4
Whisk it all up with a fork,
Step 5
and pour in with the chocolate paste.
Step 6
Mix the syrup in thoroughly (about 30 seconds or so), then add in the cup of flour.

Mix on low at first to make sure you don't get covered in flour. Once it's started to blend into the dough it's fine to increase the speed a bit.

Make sure you don't walk away from the mixer at this point. With cookies it's fine to mix away during the first few steps while you're basically creaming butter and sugar, then also when you're adding the flavoring components. But once you begin adding the flour to cookie dough, you want to stop mixing as soon as the flour is incorporated.

As soon as the flour seems mixed in, scrape the sides and all the way to the bottom of the bowl.
Step 7
I find it easiest to really scrape the bowl well if I take it completely off the mixer stand.

Mix another 10 seconds or so, then dump in your chips!

A lot of folks insist on mixing these in by hand. But in an effort to spare my hands and my spatulas from this super thick dough, I just dump in the bag of chips and mix one last quick time.
Step 8
Roll into roughly one inch balls and space about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. These don't spread much, so you can fit a lot on one sheet usually.

Bake 10-12 minutes, then cool completely.
Step 9
These are insanely easy, and truly delicious!
Step 10
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