A twist on plain old cake or cookies. Great combos of the optional ingredients - toffee bits, walnuts, peanut butter chips - make this recipe everyone's personal favorite.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix and baking powder. Add eggs and oil, then mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips, or your choice of additions. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Bake less for chewy cookies and more for crispy cookies. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

173.2 calories; 1.8 g protein; 21.3 g carbohydrates; 15.9 mg cholesterol; 168.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2008
MMM MMM GOOD! STRATEGY: Use a rubber spatula to stir the ingredients. Then using the spatula cut into the dough and form into small-medium balls. VARIATIONS: Pillsbury Moist Supreme Strawberry cake mix plus a tablespoon of berry jam. -SO TASTY!!! I made them for a party and they were loved by all (a younger favorite). Betty Crocker's Carrot Cake mix plus one cup of rolled oats... EVEN BETTER!!! It makes a ginger cookie look-alike that has a lovely spice taste and is very very good (an older favorite). Next time I will also add raisins for a sweet touch. I baked the cookies 12-14 minutes and made 44 medium perfectly round cookies (for BOTH variations) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/31/2002
It Must say "Pudding in the mix" or "Supermoist" It really makes the difference with the out come.I used Duncan Heines Supermoist Yellow Cake Mix and It came out Excellent!!!!Will deffinately make it again! Read More
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  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 3 stars
10/31/2002
It Must say "Pudding in the mix" or "Supermoist" It really makes the difference with the out come.I used Duncan Heines Supermoist Yellow Cake Mix and It came out Excellent!!!!Will deffinately make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2008
MMM MMM GOOD! STRATEGY: Use a rubber spatula to stir the ingredients. Then using the spatula cut into the dough and form into small-medium balls. VARIATIONS: Pillsbury Moist Supreme Strawberry cake mix plus a tablespoon of berry jam. -SO TASTY!!! I made them for a party and they were loved by all (a younger favorite). Betty Crocker's Carrot Cake mix plus one cup of rolled oats... EVEN BETTER!!! It makes a ginger cookie look-alike that has a lovely spice taste and is very very good (an older favorite). Next time I will also add raisins for a sweet touch. I baked the cookies 12-14 minutes and made 44 medium perfectly round cookies (for BOTH variations) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2002
The only area where I would rate this recipe high is in the quickness of preparation. Other than that nothing remarkable. The batter comes out immensely greasy and the vanilla flavoring of the cake mix is rather overpowering. Won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2002
I've been making these for years to rave reviews but have never tried adding baking powder. This worked well! I found that 1/3 cup oil as suggested by others wasn't enough to stir the dough. I used chocolate cake mix (ALWAYS Duncan Hines) and added chocolate chips. I split the dough added nuts to half and sprinkled those with nuts with powdered sugar after baking so people could tell the difference. All were yummy. This is a great last minute recipe and people never guess it's made of cake mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
These are the best easy cookies you'll ever make! Keep some cake mixes and mix-ins on hand and you'll always be prepared. They take no time to make and bake. It's also fun to try different combinations. We liked spice cake mix and raisins the best...they taste like the best oatmeal-raisin cookies you've ever had minus the grittiness of the oatmeal. We also like golden cake mix with cinnamon chips. Chocolate cake mix with coconut wasn't that great - it would probably be better if the coconut was sprinkled on top (we mixed it in). For the kids I've used vanilla mix with m&ms and they loved it! You really don't need too much of the mix-ins...if you put in too much the dough breaks apart a little. Try these...you'll love them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2002
Great cookies! I used duncan hines devils food cake mix and added milk choc. chips and walnuts. They were so moist and good. I can't wait to try them with peanut butter chips. As far as the ingredients go I feel they are perfectly accurate. Especially if you use duncan hines brand. I do not know how the yellow cake mix will turn out but I'm not worried. Although these cookies are a close second to my favorite choc. peanut butter cup cookies on this site I will probably make these more because they're faster easier and just as good. But we all know there's nothing like the goodness baking from scratch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2002
OHHHHH absolutely the best recipe ever. I used spice cake mix with cinimmon chips - yummm tasted like soft gingerbread also did devils food with butterscotch chips - those went very fast. This will be a staple in my house forever:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2006
Very moist chewy soft cookie and stays fresh for days in an airtight container. Use 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) in place of the oil for a richer more homemade taste. I'ave also made Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal cookies using this as the base. (1 cup each of cranberry white chocolate and 2/3 cups rolled oats)But for choclate chip cookies I always add 1 cup chopped walnuts for more flavor/texture and always get great reviews no matter what combo I use. Great to make with kids since there's not too many ingredients. Also try Devil's Food cake mix & walnuts- it's sublime. Definitely an 8 MINUTE cookie if you want it moist & chewy. It will look a little underdone coming out but will set wonderfully. Awesome quick cookie and if you don't tell people can't tell it's not from scratch. (Just a review from a life-time baker - hey sometimes we cheat too!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2002
A quick and wonderful recipe for those who need options in their dessert. My husband is allergic to chocolate and sugar cookies get old. I halfed the batter put chocolate chips in one half for my kids and put oatmeal walnuts and cinnamon in the other half for my husband. Turned out great. My only modification was a tablespoon of water to the oat mixture to help with the stiffness. A winner in my house! Read More
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