Cake Mix Cookies

Ladies, a little warning that this recipe is UNHEALTHY and SINFUL. It is a far cry from my healthy concoctions that I normally throw together as these cookies use a tremendous amount of butter, sugar, and chocolate. But life is too short. So let’s celebrate and eat some damn COOKIES!

This recipe comes from my best friend from Eugene, Miss Julie. Julie is one of those cooks that can make anything taste delicious. Her cookies are famous (especially in my family) in Eugene. They are the perfect treat to bring to a neighbor, a birthday party, work event, or an after school/work treat for family members. THESE ARE FLIPPING DELICIOUS and no one will ever turn them down.

Ingredients

ingredients

Holy Heavens! Chocolate, butter, cake mix, brown sugar. SUGAR RUSH!

* 1 cup butter

* ½ cup brown sugar

* 1 egg

* ¼ cup water

* 1 tsp vanilla

* 1 box cake mix, divided

* 2 cups oatmeal

* 1 cup (or more) chocolate chips

Directions

* Preheat oven to 375 degrees

* Cream butter and sugar

Cream butter and sugar

Butter and sugar together looks so delicious. But I will not eat it by the spoon, because it actually is PURE butter.

* Add egg, water, vanilla and ½ of the cake mix. Beat for 2 minutes until smooth

cake mix added

My guns sure are getting bigger since I am making cookies without an electric blender.

* Stir in remainder of cake mix, oatmeal, and chocolate chips

chocolate chips

You can add any type of chocolate chips/chunks to this dough. This time around, I used milk chocolate chips.

cookie dough

Best. Cookie. Dough. Ever. EVA. EVA. EVA.

* Place tablespoon-sized balls of dough 2” apart on cookie sheet

bites

I made them bite-size so that when a certain little boy, or a certain post-pregnant lady decided that they were hungry for cookies, they would nibble and snack on a couple of small cookies instead of 1 HUGE cookie. Because 2 small cookies have fewer calories than 1 normal size cookie, RIGHT?

* Bake about 8-10 minutes until just done.  Don’t overbake. Once again, do not overbake. I know that 8 minutes seems like a short time, but I cannot stress this enough. 8 minutes is the perfect amount of time to make these cookies soft, chewy and scrumptious. They may not look quite done, but they will finish baking on the cookie sheet.

* Cool for at least 5-10 minutes and transfer to wire rack.

Cookie

COOKIES!!!!!!!!!

cookies

Cookies cooling on a wire rack. So good that you will eat half of them before they are off the rack.

Notes

* They are definitely best eaten the same day as they do not keep well.  The dough keeps in the fridge for a couple of days or freezer so you always have dessert on hand. Perfect for hoarders like me. Half of this batch was placed into tupperware and into the fridge for a later day.

* You can use any flavor of cake mix, though obviously chocolate (milk, German, etc.) is best.

*  For those who want to make this somewhat healthy, you can also add grated carrot, coconut, a small amount of pineapple, wheat germ and/or ground flax. Doing so, would have been much more my style, but I thought GO BIG OR GO HOME.

* You can replace part of the oatmeal with any crunchy cereal (Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, granola, etc). Nothing better sounding than Raisin Bran in chocolate cake mix cookies.

Best cookie ever

When Cruzzie tasted the cookie for the first time (because these are not the typical cookies in our household, obvi), he said "Mama best cookie." I swear. He is that cute. But please, no mocking his awesome bowl cut haircut. It was the worst day of my life and I couldn't tell the hair-cut lady that her skills sucked and he looked like he was from 1984.

Have a great weekend! Make these cookies for your weekend BBQ, just DO IT.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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16 Comments

    • Your cookies are a hit, Jules!!! Anymore recipes to share with us all?

  1. Love this recipe. Julie is a cookie genius…didn’t this win the cookie category at the bakeoff?

    • YEP — these one the cookie category. Can we have another bakeoff? ASAP!

  2. I think Cruzzie looks fabulous with his haircut. Yeah for the 80’s and for his new look, Maxine

  3. These sound great. Will make them this weekend. Is there any way of making this printable tho? I know the pictures def help with the making but aren’t really necessary and make it too much to print!!

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