Quick, easy cookie using a boxed cake mix as its base. Very moist and fluffy! Add any variations you desire such as pecans, candy, raisins or butterscotch chips.

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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 large bowl, stir together the cake mix, oats and baking powder. Make a well in the center and add the eggs and margarine; mix until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

215.4 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 23.2g 8% DV; fat 13.3g 20% DV; cholesterol 15.9mg 5% DV; sodium 221.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
wanted to whip up a quick batch of cookies for neighbor girl. This fit the bill. I didn't have a yellow mix so used French Vanilla. Added a bit of this and that; mini chips raisins butterscotch chips and some chopped up Hershey kisses w/Almonds I had left...enough to equal 2 cups total. They baked up beautifully didn't spread much so can put quite a few on the sheet without fear of overcrowding. They actually didn't taste like cakemix at all. Great recipe that did what it promised. Numerous variation possibilities make this a lovely versatile recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2014
Just finished these and DH found them to be o.k. They were a bit too "cakey" & not very sweet. I think that had to do with the addition of baking powder to the cake mix. I misread the recipe & added 2/3 cups of oats & 1/2 cup butter. I found it to be enough butter because the mixture was quite oily. I used a Pillsbury Classic Yellow cake mix which has pudding in it; omitted the chocolate chips but added raisins instead. Will try again but omit the baking powder & increase the oats as well. I think we were expecting more of a soft chewy oatmeal type cookie. They are a very easy & fast cookie to make. Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
wanted to whip up a quick batch of cookies for neighbor girl. This fit the bill. I didn't have a yellow mix so used French Vanilla. Added a bit of this and that; mini chips raisins butterscotch chips and some chopped up Hershey kisses w/Almonds I had left...enough to equal 2 cups total. They baked up beautifully didn't spread much so can put quite a few on the sheet without fear of overcrowding. They actually didn't taste like cakemix at all. Great recipe that did what it promised. Numerous variation possibilities make this a lovely versatile recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2004
These cookies are no culinary masterpiece but they're easy and a huge crowdpleaser. I doubled the recipe (nearly 70 cookies!) and took them to work; they received many compliments. My roommate who tried one asked me to help her make a batch to take with her on a camping trip. I followed exactly except for using 1/2 cup ss chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup ss chocolate chips as well as adding 1 cup of M&M's. Pecans are also good instead of walnuts. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
I used devil's food cake mix and it worked and tasted great!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2010
I love these! It is fun to try different cake mixes and to throw in whatever I have on hand! They are always a big hit.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
I substituted butterscotch chips for the walnuts -- tastes great!! They were simple & fast to make. I will try them with other variations & cake mix flavors. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
For a cake mix recipe these worked pretty well - super easy to put together while the oven preheats and very tweakable. I increased the oats to 3/4 cup and added 3/4 tsp of salt using chocolate cake mix and PB chips. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2010
Good cookies took these to a potluck and they were gone fast! The kids help make them so they were proud to take credit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
The Instructions say to let them cool on a wire rack after you let them cool on the pan. But my Hubby didnt even let them make it the 5 mins on the pan. And he is an extremely picky person. he made me wake up early and make him some for his work buddies the next day. Theyre that good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
Delicious! So easy to make and so good to eat! Didn't change a thing with the recipe. I love a nice soft chocolate chip cookie and these were definitely it! Great recipe! Will absolutely make again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2014
Just finished these and DH found them to be o.k. They were a bit too "cakey" & not very sweet. I think that had to do with the addition of baking powder to the cake mix. I misread the recipe & added 2/3 cups of oats & 1/2 cup butter. I found it to be enough butter because the mixture was quite oily. I used a Pillsbury Classic Yellow cake mix which has pudding in it; omitted the chocolate chips but added raisins instead. Will try again but omit the baking powder & increase the oats as well. I think we were expecting more of a soft chewy oatmeal type cookie. They are a very easy & fast cookie to make. Read More