Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

When looking for soft and chewy cookies, the recipes can seem endless, complicated, and they all have a different method. This recipe is not like that. With only 3 ingredients, these are by far the easiest chewy cookies out there. And, they’re delicious.

To begin, start with a box of the cake mix of your choice. Brand, to me, doesn’t matter. I’ve made them with Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, and Betty Crocker, and they all turn out about the same. After that, mix in vegetable oil and an egg. Then, finally, fold in your mix-ins, bake, cool, and serve. These are great for kids to make, to take to parties, or to whip up in a hurry.

Chewy Cookies
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Choosing Your Flavors

Choosing a fantastic cake mix and mix-ins combination is key to this recipe. For this batch, I used a chocolate cake mix, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips to make my own double chocolate chunk cookies. I have also tried a red velvet cake mix with white chocolate chips, and those were sooo good. That being said, you can add almost anything to these cookies. You can add extracts, dried fruits, chopped up candy bars (such as these Ghiradelli Chocolates), matcha, espresso powder, nuts, chilis, spices, and more! The options are truly endless, however, if you need some extra help check out this link for tons of great ideas

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Take just a few simple ingredients (that you probably already have in your kitchen) and create the easiest soft and chewy cookies with any flavors you like!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Refrigeration Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cake mix, chewy, chewy cookies, chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, cookie, cookies, easy
Cost: $10


  • Hand mixer OR
  • Stand mixer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Large spoon or Spatula
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper


  • 1 box Cake mix choose your own flavor ( I chose chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • the chocolate chips or other mix-ins of your choice ( i chose milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips)


  • Start by blending together your cake mix, oil, and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer or with a mixing bowl and a hand mixer. Be careful not to damage your hand mixer. This dough is thick so I suggest using dough hook attachments with a hand mixer.
  • From there, add in your mix-ins. I like mine to be VERY chunky. If using a stand mixer, just pour them in. If using a hand mixer, stop and combine with a large spoon or spatula.
  • Then, refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. This step is optional but allows for more flavors to develop.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • After removing the dough from the fridge, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, form the dough into 1 inch balls, and place the dough on the sheet (about 2 inches apart).
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, cool, and BOOM! That's it.

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22nd July 2019 at 9:53 am

These do look great!! So quick and easy!! I always gotta box of cake mix, gonna try this with the kids sometime this week!! Thanks for sharing!!

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