Cake mix cookies are one of the EASIEST cookies to make! If you are running short on time but want a super soft, chocolaty cookie then you are going to love these chocolate cake mix cookies.
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
With only 6 ingredients you get one tasty cookie! You can fancy up these easy cake mix cookies by topping them with some frosting and then add some sprinkles and M&Ms to make them super festive!
If you are looking for an amazing easy chocolate cookies Recipe you are in luck! This Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies recipe is perfect for easy holiday cookies with cake mix! Even better they are so soft and chocolaty no one will even realize you used a box cake mix to make them!
Best Frosting for Cake Mix Cookies
We love adding icing on top of them to make these cookies Frosted Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies! They are so amazing with frosting, sprinkles and M&Ms on top!
When making these soft chocolate cake cookies you can use canned frosting or you can use homemade. I like to change things up at times when I am making these soft baked chocolate cookies and change up the flavors by using different frosting flavors.
If you are wanting to make these chocolate cookies more festive, use red cookie frosting or a white frosting died red using food coloring. As much as I love royal icing, these are not the cookies to use that with. You want to use the same frosting that you would use on a cupcake or cake to frost these cookies.
Looking for frosting recipes? Check out a few of the ones we love to pair with these easy cake mix cookies.
- Chocolate buttercream frosting
- Peanutbutter Buttercream Frosting
- vanilla buttercream frosting
- mint buttercream frosting
- Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting
Cookies make tasty gifts!
Once you have let your chocolate cake cookies cool you can eat them right away or you can then put them into the fun Holiday Glad containers and give them as tasty gifts! I love giving Christmas cookies as gifts! Not only are they a fun gift to make, everyone always loves getting a box filled with tasty homemade cookies!
If you are looking for cookies that are easy to make for your holiday baking then check out the backs of the Glad holiday containers that are available at Target. They have some really great options and if they don’t fit your taste buds you can easily change them a bit to make them fit what you need. Make sure you also check out the 3 Ingredient White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge with M&M’S® White Chocolate Peppermint I made with the Peppermint M&Ms, it is delish!
Looking for more tasty cookie recipes? Check these out!
- Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- Reindeer Poop Christmas Cookies
- Chocolate Crackle Cookies
- Peanut Blossom Cookies
- Elf Cookies
- Chocolate Covered Peppermint Oreos
How to Store Cake Mix Cookies
If you are like us, you know these red velvet crackle cookies aren’t going to last long but you will want to store these cookies in an airtight container.
How to freeze Cake Mix Cookies
You can freeze red velvet crackle cookies before or after baking. It is easy to do either way you want to, so freeze these cookies however you prefer.
You can freeze cake mix cookies after they are baked, just allow them to cool completely on a baking rack and then place the cookies on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once the cookies are frozen store in the freezer in an air-tight container or a zip-close bag.
If you want to freeze the cookie dough follow all of the steps until rolling them in powdered sugar. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place the cookies on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once the cookies are frozen store in the freezer in an air-tight container or a zip-close bag. When you are ready to bake the cookies remove them from the fridge and allow them to thaw for 30 minutes. Then roll in the confectioners’ sugar and bake according to the recipe.
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookie Ingredients
If you are looking for an easy chocolate cookie that is soft and chewy then you are going to love these Chocolate cake cookies. These chocolate cookies are made with boxed cake mix and a few other ingredients, that make one amazing cookie!
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- vegetable oil
- Holiday M&Ms
- espresso powder
How to make Chocolate Cake Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350. While the oven is heating make your cookies.
Mix the whole bag of cake mix, oil, eggs and espresso powder in a large bowl. Mix well until everything is combined.
Using your hands form the cake mix cookie dough into 24 1/2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes and remove from the oven. Cool the cookies on a cookie baking rack.
If you are making homemade frosting make it while the cookies are cooling.
Once the cookies are completely cooled, top them with frosting, sprinkles and M&Ms.
Looking for more Christmas treats? Check these out!
- Grinch Oreo Pops
- Pinecone Cheeseball
- Santa Hat Cupcakes
- Santa Cinnamon Rolls
- Candy Cane Pizza
- Santa Oreo Pops
- White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
- Peppermint Bark
- Easy Peanut butter fudge
- White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Cookie Making Supplies
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Chocolate Cake Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a bowl mix cake mix, oil, eggs and expresso powder.
- Then using your hands make small 1/2 inch balls and place on a baking tray.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes and remove from oven.
- Let cookies cool a few minutes on the baking tray and then transfer to a cookie rack. Let them cool completely.
- Using the backside of a spoon put your icing on top of the cookies then sprinkles and top with the mini baking M&M’s.
More Holiday Fun!
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate! There is so much fun to be had with the kids! Be sure to check out all the other fun things you can do with the kids like these Christmas Crafts for kids!
If you need more fun for the kids then you have to check out these Christmas Treats kids will love, there is everything from snowman poop, to Reindeer Poop and more that are all kid friendly Christmas treats!
Does Elf on the Shelf come to visit your house? If so make sure you check out these awesome Elf on the Shelf Ideas!
We have LOTS of elf on the shelf ideas too so make sure you check them out!